"It feels good.Â It feels damn good!" David said when host Mike Richards asked how he felt after the victory.
David, a 28-year fire department administrator from Somerville, MA, and Jasmine, a 22-year-old nanny from Columbus, OH, claimed the show's $250,000 grand prize based on home viewer votes cast following last Tuesday night's penultimate episode broadcast.
It was the first time in Beauty and the Geek's history that these votes determined the series' winner.
David and Jasmine defeated Sam Horrigan and Nicole Morgan to take home the crown.Â Sam and Nicole represented Beauty and the Geek's big fourth-season twist: forÂ the first time in the show's history, a "hunky guy" and "nerdy girl" competed as a team.
Last night's finale also served as a Beauty and the Geek reunion showÂ that reunited the 10 fourth-season couples for the first time since the show's filming concluded four months ago.Â It also reunited Sam with Rebecca Nichols, with whom he enjoyed a romantic relationship with before she was eliminated.
"I definitely missed Rebecca the second she walked out the door, and I've missed her ever since," said Sam.