The most mind-blowing MAFS transformations

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Some of Married At First Sight's most popular contestants are barely recognisable from their time on the show, with many opening up over the years about their use of a little filler, lip-plumping or dental veneers.

But there are a few standouts, with fans ending up either shocked or in awe over how it has changed their look completely. Here we look at the contestants are the most unrecognisable from when they first appeared on our screens.

Lizzie Sobinoff

Lizzie before and after MAFS.
Lizzie is happy in her own skin now after being bullied on her first appearance in MAFS. Photo: Nine & Instagram/@lizalizzieelizabeth

After being mocked for her size by her groom on her first appearance of Married At First Sight in 2019, Lizzie used the time after the show to transform her looks. And while some of her fans were concerned about the amount of weight she lost initially, Lizzie has found her happy medium.

"It's still very much me. I know people are going to say, 'Well, you look completely different to how we saw you last year.' But don't always focus on the outer shell," she told Who magazine.

"This has always been me. We grow, as people. I don't glorify weight [loss] and be like, 'I'm better now'."


Lizzie used intermittent fasting to lose 10kgs but she also became a brunette and pared-back her make-up.

"Being me… Doing what I love… Staying more true to myself than ever before," she wrote recently on an Instagram post. "I might be more boring than the amplified version I was on tv so very long ago….. and yes that is one of the first things people say to me, that I’m not what they thought, it’s tv though…More comfortable in my skin than ever before."

Sarah Roza

Sarah Roza from mafs transformation
Sarah Roza looks great now. Photo: Nine Network & instagram/@sarahjaneroza

Season five MAFS contestant Sarah Roza also lost an impressive 10kgs after her appearance on the show.  

"I really had to make huge changes in all areas of my lifestyle and I'm really proud of myself for taking the necessary steps to improve my health," she told Daily Mail back in December 2020.

"There's been no quick fixes or gimmicks... just lots of hard work," she added.

And this year she decided to address the areas of her body that she could not change with diet and exercise, revealing to her fans on social media in August that she had undergone surgery to reshape her body.

"I’ve always been a curvy girl & I really wanted to enhance my shape that I already had, but I just couldn’t naturally achieve the dream body I was after no matter how hard I dieted or exercised due to my age (42) & hormones," she wrote on Instagram. "Surgery was a serious decision & one that I researched for more than a year."

"Today I’m feeling fabulous plus I have SO much more confidence!" she added.

Jessika Power

mafs star jessika power
The influencer has now revealed that she's 'hooked' on cosmetic surgery. Photo: Nine Network & Instagram/@jessika_power

Jessika Power admitted she had tried lip fillers before appearing on MAFS in 2019, but since rising to fame on the show, the Instagram influencer has now revealed that she's 'hooked' on cosmetic surgery. 

"I can't stop and think I'm addicted," she told The Sun earlier this year. "I've always wanted bigger boobs but didn't want silicone implants, and a doctor said he could take fat from my thighs and inject it in my chest. I went from a B-cup to a D-cup."

Jess has also admitted to dental work, veneers, lip fillers, botox, cheek fillers to name a few and a Brazilian butt lift is next on her agenda. 

"I haven’t changed how I look because of the public response and trolling, but it has made me more self-conscious. I’m going to get a BBL [Brazilian bum lift] next."

Jo McPharlin

MAFS Jo's weight loss
Jo's weight loss has been evident on her socials. Photo: Nine Network & Instagram/@foxyjojo77

Known as Foxy Jojo on the 2018 season of Married At First Sight, the Adelaide mum has gone from a size 22 to a petite size 8 after deciding she wanted to take her health seriously.

"I wanted to make sure that I was around for my own kids, that I could run around with them and be the best mum to them that I could be," she told Nine.

And despite some fans being sure she had undergone weight loss surgery, Jo reveals it was old fashioned hard work that saw her shed the kilos.

"Every single day I want a certain food, but I look at my two beautiful children and I want a better quality of life for everybody," she said on an Instagram Live post. "I've stopped junk food, all of my carbs and the majority of alcohol. It's a lifestyle change. I've been blessed with losing weight, but maintaining it is the hard part."

Her ketogenic diet and exercising 90 minutes a day has certainly paid off with her appearance on the MAFS reunion show earlier this year shocking some of her costars. 

"I was like, 'I don't know that girl, I don't know that girl, I don't... I do know that girl!'" Troy Delmege admitted at the reunion. "Your new look is incredible, congratulations," he added.

Patrick Dwyer

mafs star Patrick's new teeth
Patrick felt self-conscious about his teeth after the show but has done something about it. Photo: Nine & Instagram/@patrickdwyer_official

Patrick and Belinda were such a cute couple on Married At First Sight his year but after the show aired, Patrick said he began to worry about his looks. 

"Not going to lie, after seeing my teeth on MAFS I realised how bad they were and started to get self conscious about my smile," Patrick confessed on his Instagram account. "I did get a lot of negative comments about my teeth but it was when I personally started to dislike them that it started to bother me."

But the personal trainer from Melbourne decided to hop on the bandwagon of reality self-improvement and do something about it. After being recommended a cosmetic dentist by friends, he even took his now ex, Belinda, along with him for the procedure.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you!" he said about his new veneers on an Insta post. "Putting yourself onto a show like MAFS, you open the floodgates to people’s opinions about you from all over Australia and can experience first hand what trolling can do."

Belinda herself has also wowed her followers with some new looks after her time on the show.

Mishel Karen

Mafs mishel transformation
She may be a granny now but Mishel is living her best life. Photo: Nine & Instagram/@mishel_meshes

Mishel Karen said the late nights of filming and lack of exercise while taking part in Married At First Sight changed her. "I didn't realise how sedentary I had become," she told the Courier Mail.

"We were eating at 2am, eating meat pies. You don't get time to have a proper diet, and the people who can support you, you're not allowed to talk to."

But with her 50th birthday approaching, she set out to shed the excess 13kgs she'd gained. With exercise and diet, she achieved her goal and more, happily showing off her new look in December last year. 

The new grandmother has continued her lifestyle transformation, sharing on Instagram the things she's doing to feel like her best self. She has had LIPOcel fat reduction treatments to sculpt her hew figure, Skulpt cellulite reduction treatments and a HIFU Non-Surgical Facelift as well as keeping up her healthy eating and exercise. 

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