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MAFS star unrecognisable in old photos

Married At First Sight’s Davina Rankin is unrecognisable in photos from 2009.
Married At First Sight’s Davina Rankin is unrecognisable in photos from 2009.

OLD pictures of Davina Rankin from Married At First Sight have resurfaced, showing the reality TV contestant looking nothing like she does today.

The Queensland-based bikini model has created a major stir on the show, after embarking on an affair with controversial groom Dean Wells behind her "husband" Ryan Gallagher's back.

Thanks to her new-found fame, her face has been everywhere lately - but it bears almost no resemblance to the one she was sporting nine years ago.

Davina in 2009.
Davina in 2009.

In newly resurfaced photos, a platinum blond Davina is seen posing at Zoo magazine's 2009 national swimsuit finals.

In fact, if it weren't for the caption identifying her, it would be almost impossible to believe it was the same person.

Davina, are you sure that’s really you?
Davina, are you sure that’s really you?

In the pictures, Davina can be seen posing both solo and with other contestants, all wearing red Zoo bikinis.

Stephanie Capper, Davina Rankin and Loren Hammerich pictured in the 2009 photo shoot for Zoo magazine.
Stephanie Capper, Davina Rankin and Loren Hammerich pictured in the 2009 photo shoot for Zoo magazine.

Another photo taken that same year shows her posing with other contestants for the Face of Origin Queensland competition.

Davina (far right) poses in the Queensland colours.
Davina (far right) poses in the Queensland colours.

It comes just days after photos emerged showing the major cosmetic transformation of her fellow Married At Firs Sight contestant Tracey Jewel.

MAFS is far from being Davina's first foray into reality TV. She previously appeared on Channel Seven's First Dates in 2016, and the now-defunct Big Brother way back in 2012 - although she was installed as an "extra" and not a fully-fledged housemate.

Davina on First Dates in 2016.
Davina on First Dates in 2016.

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