Dubbed Big Brother meets Catfish, the reality show sees eight contestants compete to win $100,000 by proving themselves to be the most popular. The catch? They never interact face to face but instead, communicate through a specially-designed social media app called 'The Circle'.
So where are the contestants now? Click through the gallery to find out…
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The 25-year-old model from Texas became the first player to be blocked from The Circle after the other players thought she was a catfish. Nope, turns out the stunning blonde really does look like that in real life! These days Alana appears to be living in LA and is still working as a model.
Professional basketball player Antonio was voted off in episode four. Like Alana, Antonio played as himself but that didn't stop the others from suspecting he wasn't who he said he was and blocking him.
Karyn tried to catfish everyone as "Mercedeze", a younger and slimmer version of herself but ended up getting blocked after six episodes when the other players became suspicious. The 37-year-old who works in music is very active on Instagram and TikTok these days.
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Miranda decided to play the game authentically herself but ended up being the fourth to leave the reality show. After being blocked from the game, she shared a kiss with fellow player Joey, and the two promised to reconnect in the real world. While the brunette has amassed 357k Instagram followers, it's not clear whether she and Joey ever did go on that date.
Bill's time on the hit reality show was short-lived after he arrived in episode six and found himself blocked by episode nine. Despite playing as himself, this 27-year-old actor couldn't convince the others to take a chance on him. However, it looks like the actor has moved on to bigger and better things as he has recently been cast in hit series Chicago P.D.
Alex proved himself to be popular among the ladies when he posed as sexy single man "Adam" on the show. Nowadays, Alex is still working as a multidisciplinary artist and lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
Sean threw quite the curveball when she exposed herself as a catfish in episode eight of the show. After she revealed that she had posed as a straight-size woman, Sean went on to play as herself for one more episode before being blocked. Today Sean is still advocating for body positivity and can often be found sharing empowering snaps to her 161k followers.
Tammy and Ed Eason
Mother-son duo Tammy and Ed Eason took catfishing to a whole new level as they played together as 26-year-old "Ed" on the show. Speaking about life after the show to Reality Titbit, Ed revealed that he and mother Tammy are often recognised in the street. "I just jumped back into normal life. I went back to my job, back to hanging out with my friends," he said. "Nothing really changed. Just a couple times at the bars, people would say, 'You're Ed from The Circle!' and I'd be like yeah that's me."
Seaburn played as "Rebecca", using his girlfriend's photographs to trick his fellow contestants and had them fooled for over twelve episodes. He finished fifth place after being exposed and is currently very active on TikTok and Instagram. The caseworker from Boston also recently revealed that he is taking stand-up comedy classes and hopes to move into a career in showbiz.
Makeup artist Chris finished in fourth place of the competition after playing as himself. In fact, Chris's real Instagram profile is very similar to his account on The Circle. He recently paid tribute to his experience on The Circle on the one year anniversary, writing: "One year ago today all of our lives changed forever! Thank you all for welcoming all of us with such open arms and love."
Sammie entered The Circle as herself, believing her natural confidence and charisma would win over the other players. She ended up finishing in third place, but did win the Fan Favorite award and bagged herself $10,000. The Miami based contestant is believed to be in a relationship and often shares loved-up photos of her unnamed boyfriend with her 962k Instagram followers.
Firm favourite among viewers, Shubham aka "Shooby" ended up finishing in second place on the show. Viewers loved watching his journey as he entered with a strong distaste for social media, hoping to prove being completely authentic is the best way to present yourself online. These days you can continue to see Shubham's silly selfies and funny videos on his Instagram profile where he's racked up over 545k loyal followers.
Joey won over the hearts of his fellow contestants by simply being himself. The 25-year-old New Yorker was crowned the winner of season one of the circle and took home the $100,000 prize money.
As you would expect from the guy who proved himself as the most popular among all the show's contestants, Joey remains very active on social media and shares almost all aspects of his life with his 698k followers, including the news that he recently became a first-time uncle!