Apr 17, 2024 - Things to Do

The Dallas woman on "The Circle"

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Caress Russell wants to win this popularity contest by posing as her brother. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

Season 6 of the Netflix hit "The Circle" has a local contestant to root for: Caress Russell.

What's happening: The new season's first four episodes are out today.

How it works: Contestants get their own apartments in the same building, but they can't interact in person. They must communicate through a TV portal set up like social media and try to become the most popular contestant among the group.

Yes, but: Some contestants compete as themselves and some take on another persona. The goal is to identify the catfish.

  • Because the contestants can't meet or hear each other's real voices, many catfish have made it to the end.

Zoom in: Russell, a Dallas-based poet and motivational speaker, has traveled the country to speak at festivals and churches.

  • She's posing as her rapper and singer brother in the competition.
  • There's also an AI bot pretending to be a real person this season.
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