The Block star Tanya's 2001 Popstars audition resurfaces: 'Really proud'

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When Tanya Guccione appeared on The Block this year it wasn't her first foray into the reality TV world with the star also appearing on Popstars back in 2001 as a 19-year-old.

During a surprise appearance on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday, Tanya revealed she had actually met both Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson when she was a contestant on the show.

The Block's Tanya Guccione on Popstars
The Block's Tanya Guccione appeared on Popstars at 19 with the video resurfacing after she spoke about the experience this week. Photo: Nine/Seven

Jackie O was a judge on the show, which saw the creation of pop band Scandal'us, and Kyle made a few brief appearances as well. 

"I was 19 - I remember you guys from all the way back then," Tanya told the hosts. "You were awesome then, and awesome now."

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In some unearthed footage from her appearance on the show, Tanya is seen sporting a pixie cut singing 'Turn The Beat Around'.

After her performance, she was asked by her judges how she had performed, to which she happily responded, "I think I did pretty well. I’m actually really proud of myself right now, I’m not going to hold that back."

Judge Jason Coleman then savagely responded, "Well, good on you. I'm glad that you’re proud of yourself, because we’re going to let you go. 

"But it is really important that you are proud of what you did today. Anyway, all that aside, we're going to let you go."

the block star Tanya on Popstars in 2001
In some unearthed footage from her appearance on the show, Tanya is seen sporting a pixie cut singing 'Turn The Beat Around'. Photo: Seven

Tanya, however, didn't let it get her down and told the group, "Seriously, this opportunity has just been like - 'Woah' for me. Money can't buy it."

It comes after the reality star seemingly hung up on the radio hosts after Kyle made fun of her trademark purple hair.

"I thought the scandal part was excellent," Kyle said. "Now, what are you going to do with that ugly hair? Are you getting rid of that purple-ness?"

"There's no need to have that - if you want to hide from the public, the first thing you do is get rid of the purple hair," he continued.

The Block's Tanya and Vito
Tanya appeared on The Block with husband Vito. Photo: Nine

"Oh, that's not nice!" Jackie 'O' Henderson responded. "Have you got the purple hair still?"

The phone line then went silent with Kyle whispering, "She must have been offended... I think she cut out, mate."

"Yeah... her house doesn't have the best reception, one sec," a producer was then heard saying.

"Don't go on about her hair! She's a hairdresser," Jackie told her co-host.

However, Tanya then returned, blaming technical difficulties, "I'm back, I just lost you right at the juicy part."

Kyle then continued, saying Tanya should change her hair so she's less recognisable in public, "I said if you want to hide from the public, the first thing you do is get rid of that purple hair."

"It's true, but you know I'm not going to let them [the trolls] win," she responded.

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