The best beauty transformations from The Bachelor franchise
Remember OG Sam Frost?!
By Samantha McMeekin
September 02 2020
It’s hard not to notice that most Bachelor contestants seem to go through a Neville Longbottom-like glow up post-show.
Whether it’s the Instagram endorsements or the wisdom and growth from having your heart broken on TV, teeth suddenly appear whiter, skin clearer and hair more fabulous than before.
We wonder if it’s because they share beauty tips in between waiting for date cards, or perhaps quiz Osher about his routine off camera. Either way, there’s something about that mansion (and the Fijian waters) that produce some of the best beauty transformations of all time...
We’ve grown accustomed to seeing Kiki’s mermaid-long blonde hair flipping about Fiji and her penchant for hot pink lips taking centre stage at rose ceremonies, but the OG Kiki was all about balayage and smokey eye makeup.
The blonde lothario that stole our hearts in Angie Kent’s season and stomped on them during Bachelor in Paradise is platinum no longer. But as always, Ciarran remains understated.
Abbie’s curls were absolute goals from day one of her Bachelor ‘journey’. But since leaving Bachelor in Paradise, her blonde bounce has been replaced with a siren red, and it suits her down to a tee. The 23-year-old has also spoken out about anti-wrinkle injections and revealed some of her fave beauty buys.
Australia instantly fell in love with Sam Frost, and even more so once she ditched the dud dudes and blossomed into the person she is today. She’s living proof that self-love and a good brow technician can work wonders.
Anna Heinrich just gets better with age and we’re so here for it. Oozing elegance at every function since 2013, her textured extensions have been replaced with elegant updos and glossy shine.
Mary looked beautiful in every episode of Matt Agnew’s season, don’t get us wrong, but damn has she elevated it in paradise. The braids, the bold lips, the glowing skin. Maybe love does have something to do with it...
Bachelor veteran Keira has had quite the makeover since her first foray into reality TV. From a nose job to breast augmentation, we bow down to her honesty about the treatments she’s had. After all, there’s already enough stigma about plastic surgery and thanks to her openness, women aren’t being misled by unrealistic comparisons. “These changes make me happy and they make me feel like me,” Keira told NW. You do you, queen.
Brittney won our hearts not once, not twice, but three times as the lovable Litt-ney, appearing in both The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise (twice). Since leaving paradise last, she's transformed into a blonde bombshell and appears to have recently had lip enhancements. Sharing a selfie on her Instagram, fellow contestant Florence Moerenhout commented: "Loving them lips babe you look HOT! I want some!"