The Bachelor 2020 has kicked off to more drama than even the most enthusiastic franchise follower could have anticipated, however it’s what went down before the ladies appeared on screen that has fans really interested.
From hair, nails, face and body, everyone would be trying to look their best of one of the world’s biggest reality series, and more than one contestant drastically changed up their look before coming on the show.
From dramatic hair changes to eye-popping fitness transformations to just some serious style shake-ups, here are what some of your favourite ladies looked like before they got their hands on a rose.
28-year-old Gemma White underwent a serious transformation after being bullied as a child, which caused her to embark on a 22kg weight loss journey.
The former Miss Australia Continents shared her story of bullying and her transformation on Instagram in 2018, and it's now resurfaced as she starts her journey on The Bachelor.
She revealed that as a 15-year-old, she struggled with her weight and was about 22kg heavier than she is now, sharing a school photo she describes as her ‘turning point’.
"The difference is I am now a much happier, healthy and more confident me,” she captioned a side by side photo showing the difference. “I understand the importance of good food and nourishing my body, mind and soul. I exercise because it feels good. I eat well because I feel better for it.”
Kristina Abramoff’s jaw-dropping makeover
PhD scholar and keen boxer Kristina tackled Locky head-on on the red carpet by throwing him into a chokehold, and fans of the series could suffer just as much whiplash when they see how different she looked before.
Kristina has always been a brainy beauty, but in recent times she’s showing off an even more toned and defined body thanks to all that boxing, and a noticeably lighter look on her hair and brows.
Where before she rocked dark dramatic brows, and long hair with a blunt fringe, the health coach has opted for a lighter balayage look and ditched the fringe, also going for softer brows that have completely transformed her face.
Paige Royal’s turn to the dark side
She has already left the show, and chances are you won’t recognise her when you next spot her.
Brunette beauty Paige has dabbled in all sort of looks over the years, looking like a completely different person each time.
Last year she was an icy blonde queen, with the dramatic makeup to match.
Before that, she kept it cool with hot pink tresses and dark brows.
Now she’s dark from root to tip and looking every inch the Grecian Goddess as she tried and sadly failed to woo Locky.
Zoe-Clare McDonald, went on a infamous rant about being a ranga during the first episode of the season, claiming fellow contetant Areeba was picking on her because of her hair colour.
At the time Zoe claimed, "I’m proud of being a ranga. I will be a ranga until the day I die."
However, photos of the reality star show that she has previously dyed her hair blonde, so perhaps this is a newfound love of her hair colour?
Zoe-Clare dyed her hair in early 2018 and shared numerous snaps of herself with her blonde hair.
Photos of The Bachelor's Juliette Herrera show that she underwent quite the transformation before appearing on the reality show with photos of the stylist from five years ago showing a seemingly different person.
The now-glamorous Bachelor contestant cut a noticeably more casual figure in old Instagram photos of her time rubbing shoulders with the stars as a reporter for Dolly Magazine.
Not only has she upped the ante fashion-wise, but she is also sporting noticeably plumper lips and dramatically defined cheekbones, as well as her natural black hair.