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MAFS’ Davina Rankin’s secret bodybuilding past

Married At First Sight villain Davina Rankin used to be an amateur bodybuilder who competed in contests across Australia.

The personal trainer, 26, looked unrecognisable as she flaunted her ultra-bronzed and muscled physique in shocking social media photos obtained by Daily Mail Australia.

The Brisbane native was worlds away from her polished reality star self as she posed sultrily in a tiny red sequin bikini and bronze trophy after coming third in one competition back in 2014.

Transformation: Married At First Sight villain Davina Rankin used to be an amateur bodybuilder who competed in contests across Australia

Davina completed her look with diamond jewellery and towering Perspex platforms as she worked her angles for the camera in one shot from March 2014.

She wrote: ‘On top of the world right now,’ while showing off the gong from the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness’ Australian Amateur Bodybuilding Grand Prix.

In another snap, she penned that she was ‘sad’ the competition was over, but excited to compete in three bikini contests in a row later that month.

‘Back home in Brisbanetown and a little sad that #fitx is all finished,’ she wrote.

‘But lucky for me I have decided to do 3 bikini comps back to back so this time next week I will be on stage in Sydney for the IFBB Australasians.’  

Shocking: The Brisbane native was worlds away from her polished reality star self on MAFS (right) as she posed sultrily in a tiny blue sequin bikini (left)

Shocking: The Brisbane native was worlds away from her polished reality star self on MAFS (right) as she posed sultrily in a tiny blue sequin bikini (left)

Shocking: The Brisbane native was worlds away from her polished reality star self on MAFS (right) as she posed sultrily in a tiny blue sequin bikini (left)

Who's that girl? Davina completed her look with diamond jewellery and towering Perspex platforms as she worked her angles for the camera in one shot from March 2014

Who’s that girl? Davina completed her look with diamond jewellery and towering Perspex platforms as she worked her angles for the camera in one shot from March 2014

The reality star, who has been keeping a low profile since hitting the headlines for her affair on MAFS with co-star Dean Wells, has also competed in Las Vegas.

She revealed her first competition abroad was in the States and was entirely paid for by her sponsors.

‘My first overseas trip was completely paid for and just so happened to be in Vegas for the biggest bodybuilding show on the planet,’ she told Ballin On A Budget TV in 2014.

Quite the career: The reality star, who has been keeping a low profile since hitting the headlines for her affair on MAFS with co-star Dean Wells, has also competed in Las Vegas

Quite the career: The reality star, who has been keeping a low profile since hitting the headlines for her affair on MAFS with co-star Dean Wells, has also competed in Las Vegas

Secret past: She revealed her first competition abroad was in the States and was entirely paid for by her sponsors

Secret past: She revealed her first competition abroad was in the States and was entirely paid for by her sponsors

Davina, who has appeared in Playboy and the cover of Zoo magazine, also runs a fitness camp in Bali and admitted she would get recognised sometimes. 

‘It’s funny because I don’t think I’m all that special, but I forget that there are thousands of people that follow my life!’ she gushed.

‘Last time I was in Bali I was talking to a few people I had just met, yet they could tell me almost everything I had done for the last month!’

Rankin admitted she’d had a ‘few proposals’ at events but hadn’t received a ‘decent ring yet.’  

Body transformation: The personal trainer has been open about her plastic surgery in the past, revealing her father paid for her breast augmentation when she was 18 

Body transformation: The personal trainer has been open about her plastic surgery in the past, revealing her father paid for her breast augmentation when she was 18 

Jam-packed career: Aside from being a fitness trainer, Davina would run training camps in Bali and posed on the cover of Zoo magazine as a bikini model 

Jam-packed career: Aside from being a fitness trainer, Davina would run training camps in Bali and posed on the cover of Zoo magazine as a bikini model 

The personal trainer has been open about her plastic surgery in the past, revealing her father paid for her breast augmentation when she was 18.

Boasting long, straight dark hair and a deep tan, she looked worlds away from her appearance on Channel Nine show now. 

Meanwhile, back in 2013, Davina worked as a Monster Energy drink promo girl.

 From Monster to MAFS! Meanwhile, back in 2013, Davina worked as a Monster Energy drink promo girl

 From Monster to MAFS! Meanwhile, back in 2013, Davina worked as a Monster Energy drink promo girl

Unrecognisable: The bronzed beauty (third from left) would wear tiny minskirts and plunging tops as she promoted the brand

Unrecognisable: The bronzed beauty (third from left) would wear tiny minskirts and plunging tops as she promoted the brand

Recently surfaced throwback images show the model posing for cleavage-baring  mirror shots in her skimpy Monster branded gear and even entertaining pub patrons.

She got to meet sports stars in her time as a promo girl, looking excited in an image alongside Motorcycle Grand Prix rider Bradley Smith.

She posed with one hand on her gin and tonic and the other wrapped around the biker’s back.

Davina celebrated the meeting on Twitter, writing at the time: ‘One of the most down to earth athletes you will ever meet #MonsterEnergy #afterparty #MotoGP.’

Eclectic past: Rankin (far right) was seen donning a tiny skirt, socks and a visor in a behind-the-scenes snap from her gold-themed shoot with Playboy in 2013

Eclectic past: Rankin (far right) was seen donning a tiny skirt, socks and a visor in a behind-the-scenes snap from her gold-themed shoot with Playboy in 2013

Davina has faced furious backlash since plotting to couple up with Dean Wells – the husband of her co-star and ‘favourite’ girl in the experiment Tracey Jewel.

During a tense confession couch session, Tracey was left blindsided by Dean and Davina after their secret relationship came to light.

In a bizarre twist, Dean revealed to Tracey that his forbidden meeting with Davina had made him realise how much he wanted to make his marriage last.

Trying to explain his actions to his heartbroken wife, Dean said: ‘I had a complete turnaround and went, ‘What am I doing?’ I need to be with Tracey. I need to make an effort with this.’ 

Oh dear: She has faced backlash for cheating on her 'husband' Ryan Gallagher (pictured) with co-star Dean Wells 

Oh dear: She has faced backlash for cheating on her ‘husband’ Ryan Gallagher (pictured) with co-star Dean Wells 

Turnaround: In a bizarre twist, Dean revealed to Tracey (both pictured) that his forbidden meeting with Davina had made him realise how much he wanted to make his marriage last

Turnaround: In a bizarre twist, Dean revealed to Tracey (both pictured) that his forbidden meeting with Davina had made him realise how much he wanted to make his marriage last

 

 



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