Heartbreak Island contestant Kristian Barbarich – everything you need to know

He's a closet nerd!
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Meet Kristian, a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Auckland.

Kristian describes himself as competitive and successful.

Kristian, 25.

Kristian in his own words

I won a car when I was eight, so Heartbreak Island could be my next big win! I’m pretty ambitious and competitive, and I’m used to getting what I want out of life. Beautiful eyes and good teeth are a turn-on in my book, but I don’t like rudeness. I’m a closet nerd/gamer taking all the opportunities that come my way. If that’s love, I hope it’s with someone who is ambitious and fun but wouldn’t mind exploring a museum with me.

Why did you apply for Heartbreak Island?

A long time ago I passed up an amazing opportunity to go to Harvard University with rowing. Partly due to the fear of stepping outside my comfort zone, part fear of change, I let it slip by. Rather than regretting that for the rest of my life, I decided to use it as a lesson and take all opportunities that come my way and run with them. Being on the show was one of those opportunities I couldn’t say no to.

Describe yourself in three words…

Genuine, loving, elusive.

What is the most surprising thing about you?

I’m a closet nerd/gamer, which very very few people know… until now!

Describe your ideal date…

Exploring a museum, grabbing a late dinner, then cruising around when the sun sets and the streets are empty, finding hidden spots with amazing views, then just chatting and listening to music in the car.

Describe your ideal partner and what qualities they’d have…

My ideal partner would have very strong family values. They’d be driven, ambitious and independent – I’d love her to have a job or hobby she’s incredibly passionate about.


Beautiful eyes and good teeth are a turn-on in my book!


Someone who is rude.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Selena Gomez.

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