You come to Married At First Sight AUS for the romance, but you stay for the in-fighting, the wife-swapping and – let’s face it – Alessandra Rampolla’s sexy stern face when she’s telling them all off. And now we have another reason to be obsessed with the Australian dating show: these contestants’ radical – and totally bewildering – physical transformations.
It turns out five of the series’ stars have changed their appearance so drastically in recent years, you would barely recognise them when stalking their Instagram profiles for clues about whether they’re still together. Prepare to be as confused as us.
It caused a ruckus on last week’s show when it was revealed that the 28-year-old make-up artist had once posed nude for OnlyFans. But she’s also – and much more shockingly in our opinion – previously posed in front of a hedge wearing a flower crown and looking totally different. Soooo… who’s to say which is more disturbing?
Without the ginger ‘tache and those east London-vibe glasses, the 26-year-old financial planner looks more like your older brother’s sexy mate, that you once snogged down the park near the football club when you were 15 who never texted you. But it’s fine, we’re not triggered.
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MAFs Australia cast season 9
Cheeky Al is 25, single and still lives at home. He's very good with his hands, though, as he's a carpenter by trade.
Andrew, 39, is a larger-than-life, straight-talking Texan with a passion for helping others through motivational speaking.
Anthony, 38, works in sales and does pro-wrestling on the side. He is the epitome of 'tall, dark and handsome'.
Brent, 33, works in hospitality and is 'confident, charismatic and sociable'.
Cody, 30, is a swim coach and personal trainer, who loves spending his time at the beach.
Italian Domenica (or Dom as she likes to be known) is a 28-year-old make-up artist.
Ella, 27, is a tattooed beautician who is looking for someone to do life with.
Holly, 36, manages a cinema!
Jack, 26, is a financial planner and his best mate is his dog, Flynn.
Jackson, 30, is a plumber who has 'a deep respect for women and is looking for a committed relationship he can nurture.'
Mitch, 26, is another financial planner (honestly, is that the only job in Oz?) but he also works as a model.
Olivia, 27, is a blonde bombshell who is currently a teaching student. She joined the show as she keeps 'finding the wrong guys'. We feel, ya, Liv.
Samantha, 26, runs her own fashion brand (obsessed) and wants to find the love of her life, despite being independent.
Selin, 32, is an executive assistant and single mum to her son who is about to turn three.
Selina, 32, is a hairdresser with huge hopes to start a family. She is half-Cambodian and half-Chinese.
Tamara, 29, is an operations manager and describes herself as having an alpha personality.
Olivia’s been open about weight affecting her confidence, and admits she still suffers with “serious body dysmorphia”. The 28-year-old had gastric sleeve surgery at the age of only 22, losing 50kg, but admits, despite that, “I'd grab whatever loose skin I had and be like, 'Oh my God, if only I could get rid of this roll'.”
We’re wholly here for all the skimpy outfits the 32-year-old’s bringing to our TV screens this series. And there’s a reason she’s so keen to show some skin. Back in 2019, the executive assistant revealed a 9.3kg weight loss in just eight weeks – only four months after giving birth to her son, Roman.
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She’s been accused of being two faced on the show, but we don’t think they meant this exactly. Tamara, 29, from Queensland is completely unrecognisable in this old photo, with darker hair and different features. It’s amazing what good old fashioned lip fillers, fake tan, and then more lip fillers can do.