Byron Baes Gets Dashing As Cast Strips Down To Film Winter Beach Scenes

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Netflix’s influencer-run reality show Byron Baes has been plagued by waves of backlash from local residents and Indigenous leaders.

But the actors looked anything but underdog as they shot outdoor scenes at Shelly Beach on Monday.

Despite the drop in winter temperatures, the glamorous influencers looked completely at ease as they galloped across the sand in skimpy swimsuits.

Bombshell: The cast of Byron Baes including Lauren Bell (pictured) were spotted filming scenes from Netflix’s controversial reality show on Shelly Beach

During the filming session, the actors were filmed socializing on the sand, posing for selfies and crashing on the waves.

Producers and cameramen, meanwhile, took to the beach, making sure to capture every golden moment of television.

Among the genetically blessed actors was Elias Chigros, who rose to fame on Love Island Australia in 2018.

Style: Lauren was the epitome of chic in a white bra and cream linen pants

Shady lady: Saski Wooton entered the scene in an orange bra and shorts

Perfect mud! Her full pout was on display for all to see

Elias, who goes by the online nickname Elias Black, flaunted his ripped physique in a wetsuit as he surfed with fellow actress and model Lauren Bell.

The pair looked like they were having a whale of a time as they carried their surfboards together to shore.

Meanwhile, Lauren showcased her long legs in a black swimsuit, while still allowing her blonde mane to fall loosely by her shoulders.

Peace out! The bubbly brunette flashed a double peace sign for the cameras

Beaming: Instagram model Elias posted a big smile on the sand

Time to dry off? The former Love Island Australia star waved a towel around

She then undressed to put on a white bikini while wrapping herself in the cold in a blue and white beach towel.

At one point, Lauren was also spotted catching up with her castmate Nathan Favro, who is best remembered for her stints on The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise.

Nathan also wore a surfboard and showed off his physique in a long sleeve vest and printed swim shorts.

No: Last month, according to independent newspaper Echo, Byron’s council “passed an emergency motion” that would require producers to obtain permission before any further filming

Speaking to the newspaper, Independent Councilor Cate Coorey said: “We have to stand up for our community.”

Piggyback! Sarah jumped on Alex’s back and allowed him to carry her across the shore

Sunny days: the couple had fun at the beach

The traditional owners of Byron Bay have rejected a donation offer from Netflix amid controversy over their planned influential reality series, Byron Baes.

The donation was offered following an outcry that the streaming giant did not consult with local indigenous groups before planning the series.

In a statement released last month, The Arakwal Corporation, representing the Bundjalung people of Byron Bay, revealed that it had unanimously agreed to “not accept donations from Eureka Productions or Netflix.”

Pucker up: Lauren and Alex shared a kiss together as they stood on a trail

How romantic! Lauren twirled and flirted with her buddy Alex near the green grass

Show off? Lauren pulled her pants down a bit to show Alex something

Moments of fun! Alex Reid hugged Lauren and rocked her for fun

“We were not consulted before the shooting of Season 1 of Byron Baes nor consulted before the production was announced,” the statement said.

“We do not agree with the nature of the concept of the series as it does not respect our community, our cultural practices and our values.”

According to Sydney Morning Herald, Netflix confirmed that it had indeed offered a donation but that, according to a source, “the sum was not significant”.

Wild thing! He soaked up the spotlight giving the cameras a middle finger

Trouble: Animated reality TV star made outrageous moves in the sand

Thirst? Saski and a friend tasted beers on the beach

Hello! Sarah St James waved to a friend as she walked along the beach

Bored? The ladies seemed to be bored while waiting for the shooting to resume

Chit cat: Lauren was spotted with co-star Sarah St Kames, who wore sunglasses and a hat

In May, according to independent newspaper Echo, Byron’s council “passed an emergency motion” that would require producers to obtain permission before any further filming.

Speaking to the newspaper, Independent Councilor Cate Coorey said: “We have to stand up for our community.”

“They did not ask for permission, they did not take into account the relevant stakeholders and so far we have not seen any consultation, and yet the filming has taken place,” he said. she adds.

Without mince words, Deputy Mayor Sarah Ndiaye said: “This company, Netflix, basically walked in and shit us.”

Anticipated: Byron Baes is one of the most anticipated shows to come to Netlix

Stars: Local boutique BISQUE co-creative director Hannah Brauer will also appear, alongside Byron Bay ‘It couple’ Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton

Not happy: Byron Bay traditional owners rejected a Netflix donation offer amid controversy over their planned influencer reality series, Byron Baes

Hang out: Nathan and another friend by the beach

Producers can now be required to apply for permission before any further filming can take place, which includes filming on private property or in public spaces.

Without mince words, Deputy Mayor Sarah Ndiaye said: “This company, Netflix, basically walked in and shit us.”

While the Council has made noise, the production of Byron Baes could fall into the Ultra Low Impact category, as stated in the local government filming protocol.

Surf! The leggy blonde held a large surfboard under her arm

Slim: The blonde beauty showed off her slim figure and long legs in a wetsuit

All smiles: Lauren flashed a beaming smile as she chatted with Nathan Favro

Some help? A production assistant stepped forward to adjust a detail on Nathan’s suit

Light, camera, action! A large crew stood to film scenes from the reality show

Ultra Low Impact means there are ten people or less in the cast and crew.

If Byron Baes meets this requirement, then they wouldn’t need a filming permit from the Council.

Former reality stars Nathan Favro of The Bachelorette and Elias Chigros of Love Island Australia join the cast.

Selfie time: Actors pulled out their cellphones to take cute selfies

Retro: Unidentified man sported a classic ’80s mullet and dyed jet black hair

Permission: Producers can now be required to apply for permission before any further filming can take place, which includes filming on private property or public spaces

“They didn’t ask for permission, they didn’t consider the relevant stakeholders and so far we haven’t seen any consultation, yet filming has taken place,” added Corey.

Cast the photo! The cast sat down to take a group photo

Crew: There was a great crew assembled to shoot the show

The co-creative director of local boutique BISQUE Hannah Brauer will also appear, alongside Byron Bay “It couple” Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton.

Other actors include employee of investment firm Elle Watson, influencer Jade Kevin Foster and spiritualist therapist Simba Ali.

To complete the cast, Alex Reid, former assistant turned manager of Kyle Sandilands, fashion designer Jess Bell and her model sister Lauren.

Wet and wild! Lauren Bell and Elias Chigros shot scenes for Netflix’s Byron Baes on Monday


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