TASMANIAN IT technician Glenn McClelland had never seen reality television show Beauty and the Geek when he clicked ``send'' on his application.
Mr McClelland still had not watched an episode when he received a call from the show's producers the next day, inviting him to audition.
On June 15 Mr McClelland will be sitting on a plane bound for Adelaide, en route to one of the craziest things he's ever attempted - television try-outs.
``A friend posted something about it on my Facebook wall and I thought `why not, I need to make some changes and do something exciting','' he said.
``I was surprised, they gave me a call the next day while I was at work.''
When Australia's would-be premier geek isn't working to fix computers, he's using them to play games from his extensive library.
Birthday celebrations and social gatherings also share his IT-focus and are hosted on Mr McClelland's impressive purpose-built home network.
``Dad owned a computer store when I was younger, and as far back as I can remember I've been using, fixing or playing games on them,'' he said.
``I've got almost 1050 games on Steam (an online games portal).
Whether he is successful in his auditions or not, Mr McClelland said he hoped the experience would be a life-changer.
``The application asked me what I do, it asked me if I could teach other people to do things - at the end of it I said I realised how boring my life was,'' he said.
``It's a lot out of my comfort zone, but I do hope I get in. It would be a fun experiment.
``Who knows, I could come out at the end with money, or love.''