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MAFS 2023: Meet everyone who’s about to walk down the aisle!

Will true love blossom?
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Get ready to say ‘I Do’ because Married At First Sight is quickly approaching.

Watch Below: Married At First Sight 2023 first look

Everyone’s favourite and most dramatic reality dating series is premiering on January 30 and now we know all the contestants!

Which pair will be the most divisive? Are there any that will have the happily ever after like Cam and Jules or Michael and Martha? And which cast mates will clash? Only time will tell!

This year, in their quest to find love, 10 new brides and 10 new grooms will meet for the first time at the altar on their wedding day after being matched by relationship experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling, and clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla.

So, without further ado, here are your contestants for Married At First Sight Australia 2023!

Meet the Brides

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Age: 35

Occupation: Executive assistant

This Utah native was raised as Morman and recently ended her seven-year marriage. Family is everything for the mum of one, who admits that she is trepidatious but hopeful of finding love once more!

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Age: 28

Occupation: Online Beauty Educator

Outspoken, fiery and confident – Bronte is sure to make waves this season! After too many “situationships” and experiences with hurt and betrayal, Bronte has some trust issues, however, she’s forever the optimist and is hopeful she can learn to open her heart again.

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Age: 27

Occupation: Makeup Artist

The hopeless romantic of the group, Caitlin admits to falling very hard and very fast. With high standards and unwilling to settle for less than she deserves, Caitlin knows what she wants and hopes the experts can deliver.

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Age: 31

Occupation: Kindergarten Assistant

Unapologetically loud, direct, vivacious and energetic, Claire will be one to keep your eye on this season! Claire’s not on the show to mess around, she is here to find her soulmate who she can have kids and grow old with.

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Age: 28

Occupation: Beauty Influencer

Direct, self-assured and driven, Janelle grew up in a very strict Singaporean Chinese family with high expectations. Never one to date casually, Janelle is looking for marriage but admits to being bossy, clingy, short-tempered and “ridiculously picky” when it comes to men.

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Age: 27

Occupation: Accountant

Like many of our most memorable past MAFS contestants, Lyndall isn’t afraid of confrontation and will always seek justice, no matter the cost. With a renewed outlook on life thanks to new Cystic Fibrosis medicine, Lyndall is ready to make up for lost time and find love.

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Age: 32

Occupation: CEO

Described as an ‘Alpha Female,’ Melinda is a confident and sassy businesswoman who doesn’t suffer fools. With high expectations and a lot to lose, Melinda is hopeful to meet an ambitious man who is equally business-minded.

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Age: 41

Occupation: Hairdresser

After a 10-year marriage, mum of one Melissa believes this is her final shot at looking for real love.

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Age: 36

Occupation: Dental Hygienist

Having never been in a serious relationship and having very little experience with men, Sandy is looking to fast-track her relationship status and overcome her fears.

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Age: 27

Occupation: PR Manager

Tahnee is sick of dating apps and swipe-right culture, she’s hoping the experts can help her tick true love off her bucket list and help her get that happily-ever-after.

Meet the Grooms

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Age: 35

Occupation: Business Owner

Adam is a modern-day entrepreneur who is always on the lookout for the next business opportunity – and the next beautiful girl to court. After living in London for the past six years, he’s hopeful of finding love Down Under!

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Age: 27

Occupation: Carpenter

The Aussie larrikin of the group, Cameron is down-to-earth, cheeky and laidback. Cam has never had a girlfriend, so this experience will be beyond his comfort zone but he has full faith in the experts!

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Age: 42

Occupation: Digital Marketing Business Owner

Dan has been married twice and is a father of a 16-year-old girl who is his world – the only thing missing from his perfect life is Mrs Right.

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Age: 36

Occupation: Cyber Security Sales

Prince Charming is that you? A chivalrous gentleman who has no trouble meeting women, Duncan finds himself falling quickly into a relationship, however, they never seem to be compatible.

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Age: 32

Occupation: Builder

Never one to take himself too seriously, single dad Harrison is serious for love. But he won’t just settle for anyone, admitting he sets the bar “ridiculously high.”

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Age: 30

Occupation: Marriage Celebrant

From heavy metal band member to marriage celebrant, Jesse estimates he has worked over 500 weddings. Now, it’s his turn for love. Whilst he has had two serious relationships in the past, Jesse has a long list of turnoffs and admits he gets “the ick” quickly.

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Age: 40

Occupation: Advertising Client Director

The self-proclaimed and self-deprecating “station wagon” of relationships, Josh is stable, dependable and solid as a partner. The father of two is a massive Disney fan who is struggling to navigate the dating game after his marriage ended.

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Age: 35

Occupation: CEO

An entrepreneur since he was 19, Layton has started a number of successful businesses, including his latest project in medicinal cannabis for pets, however Love has never been a priority. Ready to change his ways, Layton has re-evaluated what is important in life and is ready for love!

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Age: 26

Occupation: Voice-Over Artist

Equal parts goofy and earnest, Ollie is hard not to love! Sick of modern dating and dating apps, Ollie is hopeful to find someone as unique and vulnerable as he is.

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Age: 30

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Don’t let first impressions fool you, Shannon is a sensitive soul who wants to be loved. The father of one has spent the last year on self-development and reflection and now is ready to settle down.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, WHO

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