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Look back at Sophie Monk’s dramatic visual transformation through the years

Sophie Monk is on the eve of her debut stint as a reality TV host.

Throughout her nearly 20-year career, the singer/model/actress has constantly altered and adapted her brand to stay relevant – her look has followed suit.

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Back in 1999, Australia was first introduced to the now-38-year-old, when she debuted as a fresh-faced hopeful on reality singing contest Popstars.

My, how you've changed! Look back at Sophie Monk's dramatic visual transformation through the years as the 38-year-old celebrates her ascent from Bardot star to Love Island host

 My, how you’ve changed! Look back at Sophie Monk’s dramatic visual transformation through the years as the 38-year-old celebrates her ascent from Bardot star to Love Island host

Despite looking markedly different than she does today, Sophie’s down-to-earth charm and charisma makes her instantly identifiable in archival footage.

In vision from her casting call from the show in 1999,  the once shy model and actress can also be distinguished via her bleach-blonde bob and blue eyes.

Sophie’s confident, self-effacing tone is another rare constant throughout her storied career, as evident in her casting footage.

‘Sophie Charlene Akland Monk is my full name and I’m 19 and I’m a Sagittarius,’ she proudly announced on Popstars, marking the first words she’d ever uttered on TV.

Debut: Throughout her nearly 20-year career, the singer/model/actress has constantly altered and adapted her brand to stay relevant - her look has followed suit

Debut: Throughout her nearly 20-year career, the singer/model/actress has constantly altered and adapted her brand to stay relevant

Not so shy! Back in 1999 she was considered a shy, humble singing sensation, eventually transforming into a pin-up girl and Hollywood heartthrob

Not so shy! Back in 1999 she was considered a shy, humble singing sensation, eventually transforming into a pin-up girl and Hollywood heartthrob

Trademark: Clearly a product of the '90s, the future star used to dress in an atypical slogan T-shirt and low slung jeans, with her trademark locks worn flicked out (here, she's seen during a rare non-blonde phase in 2010)

Trademark: Clearly a product of the ’90s, the future star used to dress in an atypical slogan T-shirt and low slung jeans, with her trademark locks worn flicked out (here, she’s seen during a rare non-blonde phase in 2010)

 Clearly a product of the ’90s, the future star was dressed in an atypical slogan T-shirt and low slung jeans, with her trademark locks worn flicked out. 

Her pout was notably thinner and her bust seemingly much less pronounced than in her appearance as the star of The Bachelorette some 18-years later in 2017.   

In response to her visual transformation through the years, Sophie admitted to using cosmetic enhancing lip fillers, but has never confirmed plastic surgery.

Changes: Her pout was notably thinner and her bust seemingly much less pronounced than in her appearance as the star of The Bachelorette some 18-years later in 2017

Bardot! Sophie debuted as a fresh-faced 19-year-old on Popstars, forming number-one-selling girl band Bardot

Bardot! Sophie debuted as a fresh-faced 19-year-old on Popstars, forming number-one-selling girl band Bardot

The personality’s trademark cleavage was first the subject of surgical-enhancement rumours during the second phase of her career.

Sophie went topless in a series of Hollywood films in the early 2000s, but denied having a boob job in interviews with 2Day FM following her return to Australia around 2013.

Speaking on her short-lived breakfast program with the network, she cited a desire to have a breast reduction, but explained: ‘doctors told me to leave them alone, women die for those things.’   

Topless: Sophie went topless in a series of Hollywood films in the early 2000s, but denied having a boob job in interviews following her return to Australia around 2013

Topless: Sophie went topless in a series of Hollywood films in the early 2000s, but denied having a boob job in interviews following her return to Australia around 2013

Reduction? Speaking on her short-lived breakfast program with the network, she cited a desire to have a breast reduction, but explained: 'doctors told me to leave them alone, women die for those things'

Reduction? Speaking on her short-lived breakfast program with the network, she cited a desire to have a breast reduction, but explained: ‘doctors told me to leave them alone, women die for those things’

Going through changes! Her style has also evolved dramatically, following her through a series of high-profile relationships with the likes of Good Charlotte star Benji Madden and multimillionaire businessman Jesse Esberg

Going through changes! Her style has also evolved dramatically, following her through a series of high-profile relationships with the likes of Good Charlotte star Benji Madden and multimillionaire businessman Jesse Esberg

Her style has also evolved dramatically, following her through a series of high-profile relationships with the likes of Good Charlotte star Benji Madden and multimillionaire businessman Jesse Esberg.

The beauty famously embarked on a short-lived relationship with pub millionaire Stu Laundy after he won her heart on The Bachelorette. 

Relationship woes! The beauty famously embarked on a short-lived relationship with pub millionaire Stu Laundy after he won her heart on The Bachelorette

Relationship woes! The beauty famously embarked on a short-lived relationship with pub millionaire Stu Laundy after he won her heart on The Bachelorette

She was a T-shirts and jeans girl upon her TV debut, but now at the helm of Love Island, the Gold Coast resident is most commonly seen sporting a glamorous gown.

On Sunday, Sophie will make her first appearance as TV host on Love Island, capping off a career of highlights including number one singles, starring as the Bachelorette, and becoming a Hollywood actress. 

Still going strong! On Sunday, Sophie will make her first appearance as TV host on Love Island, capping off a career of highlights including number one singles, starring as the Bachelorette, and becoming a Hollywood actress

Still going strong! On Sunday, Sophie will make her first appearance as TV host on Love Island, capping off a career of highlights including number one singles, starring as the Bachelorette, and becoming a Hollywood actress



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