Meet the brides and grooms of Married at First Sight NZ 2018

goss 17/09/2018

Three has revealed the 12 singles about to tie the knot with complete strangers in the new season of Married At First Sight NZ.

The hit reality TV show is returning to Three soon and will follow five women and seven men as they wed strangers, before seeing if their relationship works out... or falls apart.

The couples have been set up by relationship expert Tony Jones, who is said to match the love-seeking singles based on their personality types, core values, beliefs, shared goals and relationship experience.

Married At First Sight NZ airs this Sunday, 8:30pm on THREE.

Check out the new brides and grooms below...

 

Samuel Levi

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Age: 25
Occupation: Fashion content producer
Hometown: Auckland
Star sign: Aries
This man-about-town knows his hashtags from his handles, his statuses from his stories and his followers from his favourites.

After having had his heart broken several times, this fashionista has decided to finally put himself first, let his guard down and open himself up to love.

Monique Lee

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Age: 25
Occupation: Teacher
Hometown: Christchurch
Star sign: Sagittarius
Armed with a secret tap dancing ability, this outgoing and effervescent gym lover is ready to quit the dating game and settle down with someone.

She's hoping her partner will be taller than her, family-orientated, confident, funny, non-judgemental and open-minded.

Gareth Noble

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Age: 26
Occupation: Apprentice barber
Hometown: Cromwell
Star sign: Sagittarius
This South African-born tattooed hipster is described as cheeky, confident, caring and passionate about yoga, sport and cooking.

Gareth wants a partner who is easy-going and relaxed, confident and driven, not afraid to try new things or step out of their comfort zone.

Yuki Sato

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Age: 31
Occupation: Hairdresser and business owner
Hometown: Christchurch
Star sign: Libra
This dog-loving Cantabrian was born in Saitama, Japan but has lived in New Zealand for 16 years. She reckons most men expect a "submissive, little Japanese girl", but she's anything but!

She's looking to settle down with a husband who is honest, kind, humble and shares her values.

Fraser Pearce

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Age: 27
Occupation: Policy analyst
Hometown: Wellington
Star sign: Sagittarius
He's never experienced it himself, but this self-described likeable nice guy believes in love at first sight.

Compassionate, loyal, and at a times a bit of a goofball, he seeks physical affection and words of affirmation from his future partner - but doesn't want someone who is intolerant, close-minded or who has no sense of humour.

Ottie Schwartz

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Age: 32
Occupation: Promo manager
Hometown: Christchurch
Star sign: Sagittarius
Described as a life-of-the-party blonde bombshell, Ottie sums herself up as "crazy and beautiful".

Ottie has been burnt before, and as a result draws a line in the sand when it comes to anyone with a history of cheating.

Dave McClelland

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Age: 44
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Hometown: Dunedin
Star sign: Pisces
A keen photographer, self-confessed aviation geek and sometime comedian, Dave knows what he wants when it comes to love.

Dave turned to MAFS NZ in the hope of meeting the woman of his dreams. He doesn't want someone who is fake or who changes after the honeymoon period.

Ksenia Smorodinova

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Age: 33
Occupation: Sales manager
Hometown: Auckland
Star sign: Scorpio
This Russian-born beauty was coaxed into applying for MAFS NZ by her friends and she doesn't want a partner who is dishonest, selfish or suffers a lack of ambition.

Ksenia is a lover of all things outdoors with an insatiable lust for life, whose heart would be set aflutter by a buff, funny Kiwi bloke with a nice smile.

Tayler Morgan

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Age: 29
Occupation: Apprentice industrial electrician
Hometown: Christchurch
Star sign: Taurus
This lover of cats, ice hockey, red wine and baking describes himself as loving and romantic, and wants those same qualities in his soulmate.

Despite labelling himself as confident, Tayler says he has "no game" when it comes to dating, so has turned to MAFS NZ to try and find his perfect match.

Julia Malley

Age: 32
Occupation: Account manager
Hometown: Christchurch
Star sign: Cancer
A self-described extrovert, this bubbly, passionate Cantabrian reckons she always says what's on her mind.

She's been single six years and thinks she has an unfortunate knack for picking the wrong type of men, wearing her heart on her sleeve and getting hurt easily.

Dan McLaughlan

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Age: 30
Occupation: Electrician
Hometown: Wellington
Star sign: Scorpio
This happy-go-lucky lad from Lower Hutt describes himself as reliable, trustworthy, positive and a "constant talker".

He wants an independent "Jennifer Lawrence type" - someone cute, fun, open to trying new things and who wants an equal relationship.

Wayne McIntosh

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Age: 32
Occupation: Helicopter engineer
Hometown: Taranaki
Star sign: Aries
Behind his jokester exterior, this fun lover is a hopeless romantic who just wants to find someone to settle down with.

He is looking for substance in his future partner, who he hopes is not two-faced, a liar or an Auckland Blues supporter.

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The second season of MAFS NZ will premiere on Three soon.

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