Our geek's sex life put on radio
LACHLAN Cosgrove's new-found sex life has become national news - a twist the former Maryborough politics nerd never could have predicted when he went on reality TV show Beauty And The Geek.
After being urged to sign up for the show by his sister, 22-year-old Lachlan told the Chronicle he had never had a girlfriend and his chance of finding love on the show seemed "quite unlikely".
But during filming, the perpetually single business and law student had his world turned upside down by a New South Wales "beauty" called Jordan.
The bubbly dancer stole his heart - and as she boldly declared on national radio, she also took his virginity.
Lachlan said the revelation was not something he would have chosen to share, and he was mortified by the public airing.
"That really wasn't something that I wanted out there," Lachlan said.
"Jordan regrets saying it, but I guess it will pass."
The pair was loved-up during filming and Lachlan admitted he had fallen hard for Jordan - even introducing her to his parents.
"I'm very taken by her, I think it's fair to say she's my first love," he said.
But following the on-air blooper and the couple's hectic schedule, he said their relationship had become a lot more complicated.
"We are really just trying to work it out at the moment," Lachlan said yesterday.
"In the house there's no distractions, no phone or Facebook, so I guess real life is a bit different."
He said he had just flown down to Sydney to see if they could make the relationship work.
"I'm not sure she appreciates my love for politics but you know what they say, opposites attract," he said.
Following a make-over during the series, Lachlan said he was a lot more confident about his appearance, which had previously held him back from talking to girls.
"I hope I'm starting to get a better sense of style, and I do have a bit more confidence around people I don't know," he said.
However, his inner geek has not been subdued entirely, especially when it comes to politics.
"I was in the supermarket yesterday and all these people were staring at me, but there was someone much more famous than me right there - New South Wales Senator Mark Arbib.
"I thought they should have been asking him for photos instead."