BYRON Baes was released last year and caused a wave of controversy.
Locals put a petition together to ban the show and even had a mass boogie-board paddle out, but it was still released – so where is the cast now?
Where is the cast of Byron Baes now?
If you’ve watched Byron Baes there’s a high chance you’ll recognise Elias Chigros.
He rose to fame after going on Love Island Australia.
He’s a model represented by LA Models, Kult Models and FiveTwenty Models.
He frequently posts his shoots on his Instagram, @myfriendelias.
He also made the move from Australia to the United States.
Nathan also isn’t new to reality TV as he starred on The Bachelorette Australia.
However, he was axed due to discussing cheating rumours concerning Ali Oetjen and ex Grant Kemp.
He later appeared on Bachelor in Paradise Australia where he went into a relationship with Tenille Favios.
However, Tenille later revealed he ‘friend-zoned’ her within a week after filming finished.
In November 2022, Nathan pleaded guilty to a series of driving offences.
He pleaded guilty to one count of unlicensed driving after being caught doing an illegal U-turn at an intersection while on a suspended licence.
His Instagram is now a blank profile, with no photos uploaded but boosts a following of 51.1K.
It does however feature a description stating “current project @embeli.house“.
Embelli House’s shows the “evolution of an outdated waterfront property in Broadbeach, Gold Coast”.
Jade Kevin Foster
Jade previously appeared on courtroom reality TV show Trial by Kyle and First Dates Australia.
He even appeared in the film The Possessed.
Jade’s Instagram has an impressive 1.2 million followers
He announced in May 2023 that he was working with Playboy.
Sarah St. James
Sarah is a singer who has released three singles under the name st. James and was previously part of a duo called Elle.
However, Sarah’s time on the show was far from magical.
She stated that filming was absolute torture and she turned to alcohol to cope with her anxiety.
She found other cast members were ‘insanely judgemental’.
“I had to suck it up. I was drinking far too much while filming. I think we shot for 12 weeks and 80 per cent of that time I was drinking too much.”
She recollected one instance where she and castmate Alex Reid sat for two hours and weren’t allowed to leave.
“I brought a bottle of gin and was drinking it from my bag… they ended up confiscating it off me.”
Ultimately, Sarah suffered from a mental breakdown.
After filming ended Sarah started going back to the gym and stopped drinking, adopting a healthier lifestyle.
You can find her documenting her music journey on Instagram under the handle @st.james.music.
Alex is the former assistant of radio host and Australian Idol judge Kyle Sandilands.
He later broke out to manage talent on his own and is the co-director of influencer agency Amplify.
Amplify’s website states they are “redefining youth content, talent and events.”
They work with brands including Instagram, Spotify, Samsung, TikTok, Amazon and Tinder.
He was featured as an expert on the singing show All Together Now.
He’s recently posted his travels in Europe, including Sicily and Paris, to his Instagram account @iamalexreid.
Jessica is the owner of fashion label Johansen which was founded in 2015.
She’s made waves in the fashion world with her looks being won by Kylie Jenner, twice.
The two posts featuring Kylie reportingly made 4 million Australian dollars (£207,458,9.96) of free advertising alone.
Johansen states it’s an “Australian Womenswear Clothing label designed by Jessica Johansen-Bell.”
“Simplistic elegance and everlasting luxury, Johansen designs are not only tailored to flatter the female form, they are designed for comfort and will stand the test of time in your wardrobe.”
Prices range from €299.95-€589.95 (£256.60-£504.69).
You’ve guessed correctly if you realised Lauren is Jessica’s sister.
She’s a model and frequently models for Jessica’s own fashion brand.
She’s represented by Associated Models.
She boosts 18.6k followers on Instagram and her description states she still lives in Byron Bay.
Hannah is the co-creative director of her family’s Byron Bay boutique, Bisque Traders.
They sell only ethically made clothing with Hannah often modelling some of the items.
She’s also a singer and songwriter.
Hannah’s Instagram boosts a hefty 29.4k followers and she frequently posts about the boutique and aspects of her own daily life.
Cai is a photographer who boosts 30k followers on Instagram.
His Instagram often showcases his art and behind-the-scenes content.
His art has previously been displayed in NSW’s pack gallery studio.
He’s also a model having walked run for Speed Limited.
Elle is a businesswoman who focuses on helping the environment.
Byron Baes was her first stint on reality TV.
She worked as a managing partner at Providus Investments and founded One Sustainability Fund.
She’s also the chairman of One. Congo which is dedicated to “cleaning The Great Congo River, The Atlantic Ocean and enhancing the Congo Basin” according to its LinkedIn description.
Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton
Saskia is a fashion sales director and Dave is an entrepreneur working on creating a boutique airline.
Saskia founded Muma World, a fashion brand that sells items that range for hefty prices.
She recently posted a collection of photos of her and Dave celebrating their six-year anniversary.
Dave had previously started a business called FallenBROKENStreet which sold a variety of hats, however, he parted ways with the business in 2020.
Simba currently boosts 26.2k followers on Instagram.
He had a corporate job in Sydney before experiencing a personal tragedy.
He’s now a spiritual leader and fire dancer.
He aims to influence through his own rather than his online presence.
His social media does show that he is still fire dancing and recently posted about a “mind-body mastery biohacking for optimal performance” taking place at the Gold Coast.