Nasty comment that led to MAFS bride Cathy's transformation

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
MAFS' Cathy underwent a dramatic transformation in 2016. Photo: Instagram/summertanx

Married at First Sight bride Cathy Evans cuts a fit figure these days, wowing groom Josh Pihlak with her stunning looks and bubbly personality.

It turns out however, the 26-year-old had quite the journey to her current self, overcoming a wild lifestyle to focus on fitness and health, but it took a nasty comment to kick start the process.

In an Instagram post towards the end of 2016, Cathy shared before and after snaps of herself alongside a bit of insight into her journey and how a comment from a friend’s brother hit way too close to home.

“One of my boys younger brother stated I had gotten so fat and I was mortified cuz it was true,” she wrote, describing a hectic lifestyle of drinking, cigarettes and party drugs.

Cathy shared dramatic transformation shots to Instagram. Photo: Instagram/ summertanx

“I started drinking and partying when I was 15, 16. It got really heavy when I was 17 and then by 18 and at uni, it was Wednesday through to Saturday night drinking,” she explained.

She explained it was only after putting her old vices in the bin and embracing the gym that she managed to achieve the toned body we see these days.

Cathy turned her partying energy into gym energy. Photo: Instagram/ summertanx

“I choose not to drink cuz I don't like a banging hangover the next day,” she wrote.

“I choose not to pop pills anymore cuz it's a waste of money I just like being productive with my weekends cuz I work so much, I'd rather fit in workouts, friend catch-ups, errands and shopping.”

The bride explained in a Youtube video on her weight loss that in 2015 she moved from New Zealand to Australia and gained 20 kilos.

In 2015 Cathy says she decided to kick start her fit life. Photo: Instagram/summertanx

Since then her Instagram has been dedicated to workout and bikini shots and most recently her excitement at her new adventure with a new husband.

The bride has also been open about undergoing cosmetic procedures, with The Daily Mail reporting the bubbly blonde spent over $20,000 on procedures altogether.

Reports suggest Cathy has spent tens of thousands on surgery. Photo: Instagram/ summertanx

Married At First Sight continues Tuesday, 7.30pm on Channel 9.

Got a story tip or just want to get in touch? Email us at lifestyle.tips@verizonmedia.com