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Sophie Monk before & after Love Island

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2018 Love Island is finally here!

Amid the very exciting news that former Bachelorette beauty Sophie Monk will be hosting the first-ever Aussie instalment of the steamy reality show, we’re itching for her series to start so we can meet the sexy singles.

And perhaps we’re so stoked for the 38-year-old to return to our screens because it feels like we really know her after watching her ill-fated romance with Stu Laundy play out on our screens last year.

The bubbly bombshell from the Gold Coast practically grew up on our TV screens – from her baby-faced beginnings on Popstars back in 2000, which saw her join the all-Aussie girl band Bardot,to her acting career in LA, before she returned Down Under for a slew of gigs on local TV and radio.

But it’s not just Sophie’s impressive CV that’s worth a slow clap, the Love Island stunner has rocked loads of amazing looks over the years and her beauty evolution is seriously inspiring.

As for what Sophie thinks makes someone beautiful? She says her secret weapon is confidence.

‘”I truly believe that being confident is the most beautiful thing a woman can do. I feel that personality is also a huge factor. Also, if a woman can relate to another woman, there is beauty in that connection,” she admits.

Scroll through to check out the evolution of Sophie Monk – from Bardot, The Bachelorette and now Love Island, she’s come a long way!

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Back to where it all began! A 12-year-old Sophie brings down the house during a performance of Ugly Duckling on Bert Newton’s New Faces in 1992.

The adorable footage proves Sophie was always destined to be a star. Watch the amazing clip of her performance in the next slide!

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Sophie Monk stuns at 12 while appearing on Bert Newton’s ‘New Faces’

Can we just take a moment to appreciate a 19-year-old Sophie during her Bardot audition, what a cutie!

The singer landed a spot in the girl group thanks to her performance of Marilyn Monroe’s Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

Thin brows and lashings of eye make-up were bang on trend for the noughties.

Bandannas, handkerchief tops and the good old tummy flash – Bardot were the epitome of new millennium chic!

Sophie with her fellow bandmates (L-R) Belinda Chapple, Sally Polihronas and Tiffany Wood.

Chokers, cowboy hats and a whole lot of sass – it must be the Y2K bug. Watch Sophie on Popstars in the next slide!

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Sophie Monk on Popstars

Soph and one hell of a mullet take to the stage at the Rumba Festival in Sydney, 2002.

“I would tell [my younger] self to not wear makeup at such an early age. I learned that less is best and that being natural is the sexiest thing a woman can do,” Sophie says.

Bec Hewitt cuddles up to a very sparkling Sophie Monk at the 2003 TV WEEK Logie Awards.

Jaws were on the floor when Soph graced the screen in Adam Sandler’s 2006 film Click.

Sophie gives us major Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman vibes thanks to her polka-dot dress and white gloves at the 2010 Derby Day.

Feeling rosy! The singer opts for flushed cheeks and a colourful headband as she attends a charity event in LA in 2011.

During her LA days, the star was all about long blonde locks and glowing make-up.

We love this darker, caramel-coloured hair shade the radio personality had in 2010.

It was back to blonde locks and bronzed skin in 2013.

“I truly believe that being confident is the most beautiful thing a woman can do. I feel that personality is also a huge factor. Also, if a woman can relate to another woman, there is beauty in that connection.”

“I have never been too anal about it [dieting]. I love my mash with cheese. If I am not working I won’t put pressure on myself. I will have a blowout,” she told the Herald Sun in 2016.

Sophie rocks a timeless cropped do.

You can’t go wrong with a deep red lip and a tousled wave.

Sophie Monk

Voluminous blonde locks = Bachie bombshell!

Sophie does sexy captain with such finesse! Miss Monk sports long blonde locks for the Love Island promo.

Sophie Monk The Bachelorette Australia

Never change Sophie, never change!

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