TV

Heartbreak Island contestant Julius Bennet - everything you need to know

Julius is a family man!

Meet Julius, a 25-year-old product manager from Auckland.
Julius describes himself as a family man with a big heart.
Julius, 25.

Julius in his own words

I'm 100% looking for love because I am at a time in my life when I'm open to a long-term relationship. I'm a bit of a romantic, though, so I know if I fall for someone on the show, I'll fall pretty hard! Once I bleached my hair in Rio at New Year for a girl. Hopefully, there'll be none of that this time, but I'd be happy to have drinks on the beach with a girl who has strong family values, a beautiful smile, and a passion for travel and adventure.

Are you looking for love coming into the show?

I'm coming into this 100% looking for love. I'm at a time in my life where I would be open for a long-term relationship. Although scary, I see this as a once in a lifetime experience and the opportunity to meet someone special. I know if I fall for someone on the show, I'll fall pretty hard.

Describe yourself in three words...

Calculated, hard worker, trustworthy.

What is the most surprising thing about you?

My mum was one of 18 and my dad one of 7. I have a HUGE family and wherever I go in the world I'm bound to bump into a family member!

Describe your ideal date...

A coffee and walk along the beach on a summer day. Anything outdoors with the opportunity to move around, I'm much more comfortable in an environment like this and much more open as a result.

Describe your ideal partner and what qualities they'd have...

Someone with a strong family values, a beautiful smile, who loves to travel and has passion/drive.

Turn-ons?

A girl with a good sense of humour. Someone easy to talk to. Passion and drive goes a long way with me.

Turn-offs?

Someone who is up themselves or thinks they are better than everyone else.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Katya Henry and Yoo Ventura.