Former Big Brother star Jamie Brooksby unrecognisable

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Australia first fell in love with a head-band wearing 22-year-old Jamie Brooksby on Big Brother way back in 2006, but photos of him now were recently shared online and plenty might think he's pretty unrecognisable.

The handsome Aussie from Western Australia actually took out Season 6 of the reality series pocketing $426,000 in prize money, and was also well known for his romance with co-star Katie Hastings.

Jamie Brooksby on big brother in 2006
Jamie Brooksby won season 6 of Big Brother in 2006. Photo: Channel 10

Their romance didn't last long after the show, and despite his popularity at the time, Jamie hasn't been heard from much in the years since. 

But in an interview with TV Week, the now 37-year-old revealed he is now a property developer and divides his time between Melbourne and Brisbane. 

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He has also swapped the peroxide blonde locks and hair accessories for a more rugged aesthetic.

Jamie Brooksby on big brother
Jamie was well known for his bod and headbands. Photo: Channel 10
big brother Jamie Brooksby transformation
Jamie Brooksby now rocks a more ruggard look. Photo: Instagram

"They don't condone headbands apparently," Jamie quipped, while speaking of his role.

At the time (this was last year) he also said he was single after there "was someone special but it didn't work out". He is, however, the proud dog dad to an adorable pug called Dallas.

Jamie said he hadn't been watching the revamped version Big Brother, but admitted he would be open to a reality TV return.

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"It's certainly crossed my mind. I might be showing my age but do they still air Ready Steady Cook? I'd be OK at that," Jamie said, before adding, “Am I too much of a has-been to give I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! a go?” 

His new look went viral on social media recently, though a few people pointed out it wasn't necessarily his headbands that he was remembered for.

The hunk also featured heavily in the Big Brother Uncut episodes where nudity and sex scenes were less censored.

"It's not his headbands I remember him for," one person wrote on Facebook.

"This is so awesome," another remarked on his transformation. 

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