'The Circle' Season 3 Cast: Who Is Taking Part—and Who Are They Playing As?

The Circle has returned for the third series, with contestants locked away in apartments playing on a social media platform. The aim of the game is to stay in The Circle—which means some players will pretend to be someone they're not to secure their place.

The series is an ideal pandemic era show, with contestants all living completely separately and only communicating online.

Players will choose whether to play as themselves or as other people, and sometimes they will play dirty to ensure they aren't the ones being sent home.

This year there are a few catfishes on the show, while others are playing slightly more sanitized versions of their true selves.

We break down the players of The Circle, how you can find them on their real social media accounts and who they are pretending to be as the game begins on Netflix.

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Ava and Chanel Capra

Who Are They: Ava, 25 is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California, while her sister, Chanel, 42, is her manager.

Who Are They Playing As: They are putting their wits together as just Ava

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/avacapra/?hl=en


Calvin Crooks

Who Is He: Calvin, 30, is a private chef and trainee firefighter from Miami, Florida.

Who Is He Playing As: Himself

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/kiingcrooks/?hl=en

Daniel Cusimano

Who Is He: Daniel, 20, is a student from Palm Harbor, Florida

Who Is He Playing As: Himself

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/daniel_cusimano/?hl=en

Kai Ghost

Who Is She: Kai, 30 is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.

Who Is She Playing As: Herself

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/kaighost/?hl=en

Matthew Pappadia

Who Is He: Matthew, 29, is a health and fitness consultant from Long Island, New York.

Who Is He Playing As: He is playing as his best friend Ashley, a 29-year-old woman.

Social Media: https://twitter.com/pappsmatt

Michelle Rider

Who Is She: Michelle, 52 is a comedian and "dog mother" from Pacolet, South Carolina.

Who Is She Playing As: Herself

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/shellybellycomedy/

Nick Uhlenhuth

Who Is He: Nick, 27 is a tech company worker from Austin, Texas.

Who Is He Playing As: Himself, but pretending to be a drummer

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/nickuhlenhuth/?hl=en

Ruksana Carroll

Who Is She: Ruksana, 35 is a payroll administrator, wife and mother from Union, New Jersey.

Who Is She Playing As: Herself

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/ruksanacarroll/

Host Michelle Buteau is returning to the show, providing both narration and also the on-site presenting duties.

The show will be released in a slightly strange format, with the first four episodes being released on September 8.

The second four episodes will be released on September 15, followed by another four on September 22.

The final episode will come out on September 29, all on Netflix.