MAFS’ latest expert to join the show, sexologist Alessandra Rampolla, revealed in July this year that she had undergone weight loss surgery in 2008.
Sharing side-by-side images of herself, one from 2006, and one from 2021, fans were able to see the results of her gastric bypass.
“My decision to do it had nothing to do with aesthetics, I did it for my health, and at the time I was married and I was thinking about having kids and I had learned about the complications of trying for a baby with that extra weight, so I made a decision," Alessandra told Woman’s Day.
She lost 60kg following the surgery, which was undertaken in Colombia.
Coco Steadman, season eight
Coco Stedman was a fan favourite on this year’s season of MAFS, where she was paired with Sam Carraro.
While there has been speculation that Coco has had cosmetic procedures, we can confirm she loves to change up her hair.
She first dyed her long brown locks an auburn red colour in May.
“So yeah, I don't know, variety is the spice of life, isn't it? I've been brown, I've been blonde, and I just wanted to try something else. And I don't really care if you say you liked it better before,” she shared on Instagram alongside a snap of her new look.
However, August brought a more dramatic transformation, when she shared a snap of herself with a blonde lob. She quickly confirmed it was just a wig, though.
Patrick Dwyer, season eight
Patrick Dwyer, who was paired with Belinda Vickers on season eight of the show, went through quite the major transformation after the show.
The personal trainer invested in a porcelain set of veneers, revealing the transformation to his followers in May this year.
A month later, he also revealed he’d been working on a body transformation, growing muscle mostly through weightlifting at the gym.
He shared a before and after shot on Instagram, writing “Yes this post is a little cocky, but it’s amazing how much you can change your body with a little bit of hard work and consistency,” he shared.
Patrick has since left Instagram in the wake of his split from Belinda.
Johnny Balbuziente, season eight
Intruder groom Johnny Balbuziente, who was paired with Kerry Knight during season eight, debuted another dramatic body transformation in August this year.
The actor participated in a 30-day challenge and took the chance to share his transformation 14 days in, which already showed impressive results.
"The reason why I'm sharing this with you now is because I'm actually shocked at what my body has actually done," he wrote on Instagram for the update.
"Hopefully this can send a message to somebody because I was know I was feeling really sluggish and I hadn't gone to the gym six months prior to starting my challenge 14 days ago," he added.
He posted his final transformation in September, showing some serious muscle growth.
Belinda Vickers, season eight
The bride of Patrick Dwyer, Belinda Vickers has debuted her own transformation since the show finished airing.
In June this year she revealed she had dyed her trademark brown curls a bright, flaming red.
“When you thought my hair couldn’t get any more extra,” she captioned a video that covered the process of the change.
“How daring have you been with your hair?” she asked her followers.
Belinda is known for often rocking bold, vintage-inspired looks, and her vibrant hair only adds to her stunning, quirky style.
Liam Cooper, season eight
Fellow season eight groom Liam Cooper underwent a ‘facial rejuvenation’ procedure in June this year.
He was given anti-wrinkle injections and filler in his face to give him a more youthful look.
Liam revealed he had added insecurities when another groom from his season, Jason Engler, took aim at his appearance in a leaked video.
Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven, season eight
Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson both made cosmetic changes to their smiles this year, getting sets of veneers to enhance their teeth.
Melissa announced her big change on Instagram in July, writing “While my teeth were not horrific before, I certainly lacked confidence with my smile because my teeth, to me, were so small”.
“If you look back at the professional photos from MAFS, I hardly ever smiled showing my teeth. I’m so in love with my veneers."
Jake Edwards, season eight
After getting comments that his teeth were ‘cracked, chipped, and tiny,’ Jake Edwards agreed to also invest in a set of veneers, spending around $60k.
“I have always said that I would love to get my teeth done one day when I finish playing football,” he said of the transformation.
“Now, I have finished playing football, and I am very excited to say that I’m now going to have my teeth done by the amazing people at Vogue Dental and Dr. Dee.”
Dr. Dee is the same person who did Bryce and Melissa’s teeth.
Lizzie Sobinoff, seasons six and seven
Lizzie, who has reiterated that she feels stunning at any size, showed a weight-loss transformation prior to her entry into season seven of the show.
After being publicly fat-shamed by her first match, Sam Ball, she spoke openly on the show about the hardships women face via the expectations placed on them by men.
“I’m actually dealing with some health conditions that cause my weight to fluctuate,” she confirmed in 2019.
“I think I always look fabulous. I’ve thought that when I weighed 49kg, and when I’ve weight 90kg. I want women to realise that we’re all so much more than a number on a scale.”
Jessika Power, season six
Controversial season six bride, Jessika Power, has been open about the amount of plastic surgery and treatments she has undergone to get herself looking the way she currently does.
She revealed to the Daily Telegraph in 2020 that she had spent more that $60,000 on procedures in the eighteen months prior.
This included getting veneers, cheek Botox, jaw slimming, and the removal of fat from her legs, which was then added to her boobs via an autologuous fat graft.
“I have no problems with getting implants. I think I will get them once I have kids. I’m confident in my body at the moment,” she told the Daily Telegraph.
Jo McPharlin, season five
Jo McPharlin, known to fans as ‘Foxy Jojo’, underwent a pretty major weight-loss transformation prior to her appearance on the MAFS reunion special in 2021.
She shared on Instagram that she had received a treatment with a machine called MM Slim, which performs non-surgical liposuction.
She also credited overhauling her diet, and removing sugary drinks and junk food.
"I'm just a flat-out mum of two busy kids, working three jobs and now being a lot more organised with my eating," she told the Daily Mail in 2019.
"Instead of zipping through drive-thru takeaways after work [each night], I make food that I can freeze to reheat easily when I get home.”
Sarah Roza, season five
Sarah Roza was known for her beautiful, curvy figure on season five of the show, where she was partnered with Telv Williams.
The red-headed beauty underwent major surgery earlier this year, announcing it via Instagram in July.
"It is Vaser Liposuction and I have had pretty much my whole body (done) from my neck down," the MAFS star told The Herald Sun.
"For me, my brief was I want my waist to be tiny and I want to show more of an hourglass shape and improve on what I already have,” she said.
The procedures also entailed five-kilo weight-loss, and changed Sarah’s shape slightly, which can now be seen on social media.