MAFS 2023: Drive Janelle Wants Someone Her Family Will Approve Of

Celebrating its 10th season, the new series of Married at First Sight put relationships to the test in ways they could never imagine as our new brides and grooms say “I do” to a complete stranger.

Twenty singles will meet for the first time at the altar on their wedding day after being matched by relationship experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling, and clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla. And we can’t wait for the drama!

The social experiment kicked off on Monday, January 30, at 7.30pm on Channel 9, and it premiered with a bang. We’re also teased some honeymoons ranging from the deeply romantic to the extra-spicy and drama-filled, interstate and overseas.

But that’s not all. A brand-new twist is going to send shockwaves through the experiment like we’ve never seen before, which will put couples to the ultimate test.

For now, here’s everything we know so far about the participants of MAFS 2023.


Janelle is a driven, self-assured woman who grew up in a strict Singaporean-Chinese family.

She describes her upbringing as tough at times but Janelle is incredibly close to her two brothers and parents, who are still happily married. The 28-year-old is looking for a partner her family will love and approve of.

Janelle dates for marriage only, never casually. The bride feels pressure to have kids sooner than later, after being diagnosed with the auto-immune disease, lupus. That means her biological clock ticks louder than for many women nearing thirty.

Janelle says she is a handful in relationships. She’s bossy, clingy, short-tempered and “ridiculously picky” when it comes to men, finding any reason for confrontation.

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