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Looks like Cheryl from MAFS went through a MAJOR transformation before the show

Chances are, even if you have only seen snippets of this season of MAFS, you’re probably going to recognise Cheryl’s face. But as it turns out, just a few years back, she looked absolutely nothing like she does now.  

A handful of old photos of the MAFS bride have surfaced from Instagram and in them, she looks totally unrecognisable. From her hair colour and makeup style, to her face and eyebrow shape, Cheryl appears to have undergone a complete transformation before appearing on the reality TV show.


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Waleed Aly copped backlash for “bogan” gaff on The Project

Waleed Aly’s reputation has taken a hit after a conversation about “bogans” on The Project

The Gold Logie winner has come under fire after he suggested admin workers are all “bogans”. His comments were in response to a Gumtree advertisement, which made headlines after it was posted then removed - a small business in Perth was looking to fill a position, outlining: 

“Must have good references. Drug-free, also child and pet-friendly. No bogans or rough people need apply.” 

The story went to the panel to discuss, weighing in on the controversial ad. 

Waleed said, “If you're not taking bogans, where are you going to find good admin people?”

Needless to say, the audience were not impressed. 

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There’s a very specific reason Kris Smith won’t hook up with Keira Maguire


Kris Smith, who’s been going around telling everyone he’s single, did a complete 180. Turns out, he’s not. Tonight, Kris admitted he actually had a secret girlfriend. We’re guessing he was talking about the most recent, Maddy King, and not his other ex, Dannii Minogue. 

"I told everyone I’m single [but] I’m reconnecting with my ex and everything else. It is just fresh, we are talking again about fixing things up. I have just got a lot of feelings for her."

Food blogger Sofia Levin denies Karl Stefanovic romance

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Rumours have been circulating that Karl Stefanovic is dating food blogger Sofia Levin of late. The 27-year-old was quick to defend the Today host, denying any romance. 

“It’s not true at all, we’re just friends,” she told Woman’s Day. 

The 27-year-old spoke with the mag, explaining she met Karl during a segment she filmed.

Contrary to reports, she says Karl has never made a pass at her:

“We’re just mates and have stayed in contact since that shoot.”  

Former Bachelor star has announced she's pregnant

She didn't win The Bachelor but she certainly got the fairytale! Alana Billings (nee Wilkie) has announced her second pregnancy on Instagram saying, "Another little love to add to our family!"

The young mum, who had her first child in 2015, was a contestant on Blake Garvey's season of the Channel 10 show.

Two ridiculously good looking humans. Congrats lovers x #CheartsA @alanaewilkie @chrisbillz87

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Images: Nine Network, @hotlikeasunrise / Instagram

Written By Stephanie Nuzzo