Clothes have considerable power. They can convey social status and can be used to establish a person's personality and cultural beliefs. Dating series Adam Looking For Eve puts forward the idea that couples are better able to get to know each other if they meet naked, stripped (quite literally) of any of the visual cues that we consciously and subconsciously use to define a person.
New series Adam Looking For Eve: VIPs adds celebrities into the mix, pairing naked Dutch celebrities alongside everyday naked Dutch people. As with any celebrity reality show, some celebrities are much better known than others. Here's your guide to who's who in this celebrity rich naked dating show.
Episode 1 - DJ Tony Star
Professional DJ Tony Star is best known for appearing in the reality program Oh Oh Cherso, a Dutch version of Jersey Shore. He was so popular that he starred in his own spin-off series In Love with Sterretje.
Prior to this though, he first came to the attention of the world by appearing on the Dutch version of Take Me Out, the game show format that If You Are The One is based on. Tony Star, real name Tony Wyczynski, has subsequently appeared in other reality shows and was a winner in the Dutch iceskating competition show Stars Dancing On the Ice.
Adam Looking For Eve: VIPs has Tony Star accompanied by two beautiful and brave blondes fighting for his love. Will there be a match made in paradise?
Episode 2 - Olympic swim champion Inge de Bruijn
Making her Olympic debut in 1992, swimmer Inge de Bruijn finished 8th in the 100 m and 4×100 m freestyle events. She missed out on the 1996 Olympics, but swam in the Sydney 2000 Olympics where she won the 50 and 100 m freestyle, and the 100 m butterfly, setting world records in all three events.
De Bruijn was named Female World Swimmer of The Year by Swimming World magazine. She continued swimming competitively until 2007, when she announced her retirement.
This episode of Adam Looking For Eve: VIPs features Olympic swim champion Inge de Bruijn choosing between two men who she will meet for the first time on the island. Will she find her Adam?
Episode 3 - TV host Curt Fortin
An actor, presenter, and writer, Fortin was the host of Top of The Pops and acted in the kids mystery series Het Huis Anubis. He later wrote the young adult book Yakanuko - A Dangerous Assignment, which was then turned into a TV series in which Fortin appeared. Fortin also starred in two seasons of Football Women.
This Aruban single is looking for a natural beauty on his island of love. Which of the two women will steal his heart on Adam Looking For Eve: VIPs?
Episode 4 - Singer Chaira Borderslee
A star of stage musicals, Chaira Borderslee started singing at age 5 and performed with the kids choir Zjozjoli. She's best known today as a stage performer with roles in West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Fame, and Hair. Most recently, Borderslee starred in the Dutch soap opera Good times, Bad times.
This episode of Adam Looking For Eve features musical star Chaira Borderslee. Will she meet her blonde Viking on the island of love?
Episode 5 - Boy band star Cassius Verbond
Verbond is a member of the boy band B Brave, third-place winners in the Dutch X-Factor in 2013. Their 2015 single Until The Night was used as the title song for the Dutch film Fashion Chicks.
In 2017, the members of B Brave announced that they had decided in 'joint consultation' to bring the band to an end. Farwell concerts were held the following month.
Cassius sees Adam Looking For Eve: VIPs as the golden opportunity to find his one true love. Will there be a tropical surprise washing ashore on his island?
Episode 6 - Reality show star Kasia Dolkowska
Kasia Dolkowska is described as 'the Kim Kardashian of the Netherlands'. In addition to Adam Looking For Eve: VIPs, her IMDB profile lists a second production, the movie Indutchables. She has 33.9k followers on Instagram. The man of her dreams is tall, adventurous, sporty, and has a good sense of humour. Which Adam will steal her heart?
Adam Looking For Eve: VIPs airs every Friday night at 8:30pm on SBS VICELAND. You can stream episodes anytime at SBS On Demand: