Jack Atkins made The Circle history when he played not one, but two catfishes on season 2 of the show. The 20-year-old has quickly become a fan-favorite and many fans want to know what he has been up to since The Circle aired. Jack has kept himself quite busy between continuing college, hanging out with his castmates, and building a solid social media presence to connect with fans.
Jack entered The Circle as his college friend, Emily, a 21-year-old sorority girl, because he thought that he would be able to form better relationships as a catfish. He eventually gained most of the players’ trust, but his downfall was the mannequin makeover challenge. Jack’s terrible makeup skills essentially proved that he was not who he said he was. He also could not even name three makeup brands, even hilariously making his own brand up when asked by the other players. Jack, as Emily, became an easy target and he was quickly blocked.
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In one of the most shocking twists of the season that fans loved, Jack united with another blocked player, Lisa playing Lance Bass, and the two became yet another catfish, “John.” The pair even made it to the finale as John, the “psychic Santa,” and Jack said in a YouTube video “Where are they now?” that he and Lisa are still close. Lisa started hosting her own podcast and assured fans that Jack and other players from The Circle will be on soon.
Jack has gained a large social media following, reaching 100,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok. Fans have fallen in love with his fun personality, and he has been hilariously spoofing his moments on The Circle, especially the infamous makeover challenge. Jack even reposted a photo from the official Circle Instagram that used him as the cover of the fake beauty brand he concocted on the show. He has also been posting with many of his Circle castmates, and the entire cast of season 2 of The Circle seem to be good friends.
Jack also has a successful Cameo, and fans have given him five stars, calling him encouraging and hilarious. Jack told fans in an Instagram Q&A that he is currently single, and he let them know he and Emily are still just good friends. He was asked about his favorite thing about his apartment in The Circle, and he said it had to be his mini golf kit. He also said he would be happy to compete on other reality shows in the future, especially Survivor, but also The Challenge or Big Brother.
When he is not posting on social media, he is still busy studying at University of Chicago, where he is set to graduate next year with a degree in astrophysics and economics. When asked what he was going to do with the degree, he jokingly replied that he would “throw a rager on Mars.” As the youngest player from The Circle, fans cannot wait to see what he does next and hope he will star in more competitive reality shows in the future.
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