She made Australia fall in love with her thanks her ‘bogan’ personality.
But it seems Sophie Monk, 37, was down-to-earth even before she hit the big time as a member of girlband Bardot.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, a classmate shared a class photo of The Bachelorette star and revealed Sophie hasn’t changed a bit since high school.
She hasn’t changed a bit! Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, a former classmate of The Bachelorette Sophie Monk (centre) shared a high school photo of the star and revealed she was just as down-to-earth 20 years ago
The snap showed a teenage version of the TV personality posing next to her youthful classmates in a MacGregor High School Year 12 photo, which was taken in 1997.
Sophie, who was dressed in a school uniform, had her blonde locks tied back in a ponytail and smiled while the photo was taken.
One of Sophie’s former classmates remembered the star as being easy-going during her school days.
‘Sophie was much the same type of person in high school 20 years ago as to what fans of the Bachelorette see on TV today.’ the source said.
‘She was pretty down-to-earth, genuine and sweet. And yes, just a little ditzy too.’
School daze: Sophie was dressed in a school uniform in the Year 12 photo taken in 1997
The blonde bombshell has been candid during her search for love on The Bachelorette this season and hasn’t been afraid to not look perfectly poised at all times.
However, the classmate said Sophie wasn’t even on the furthest end of the ‘bogan’ scale in comparison to others she went to school with.
The source explained: ‘Sophie referred to herself as a bogan on The Bachelorette but there were heaps more bogans than her at school.’
‘She was pretty down-to-earth, genuine and sweet. And yes, just a little ditzy too’: The source said Sophie still had the same personality traits but there were people who were ‘more bogan’
Not holding back! As the star of The Bachelorette, Sophie hasn’t been afraid to not look perfectly poised at all times
Since graduating high school, the songstress has gone on to have a high-profile career spanning film, TV, music and radio.
‘Never did we think she will go on to do all the things she has,’ the ex-classmate gushed.
‘She’s probably the most famous person to go to Macgregor High School in Brisbane.’
Wishing the star well, the source continued: ‘It will be great if she can find happiness and a loving relationship with a wonderful guy. Only time will tell though if one of the Bachelorette contestants is that man.’
‘It will be great if she can find happiness and a loving relationship with a wonderful guy’: The former classmate hoped Sophie has found The One on The Bachelorette