MAFS star Coco Stedman unrecognisable in new pics: 'Who is this?'

Former Married At First Sight star Coco Stedman has caused her fans to do a collective double-take over her latest Instagram post.

The 30-year-old pilates studio owner from NSW shared a series of selfies from a recent photoshoot, showing her sporting a blonde bob and a full face of makeup.

Married At First Sight star Coco Stedman wearing a blonde wig, a black crop top and bucket hat
Married At First Sight star Coco Stedman debuted a new look on Instagram. Photo: Instagram/peaceloveandcoco.

'Didn't recognise you'

Coco, who was paired with groom Sam Carraro on MAFS, sported a black crop top and matching bucket hat from athleisure brand Muscle Nation.

Her long, brunette locks had been replaced by a choppy platinum 'do which she revealed was a wig in the caption.

With her newly plumped pout — courtesy of a 'lip lift' in September — Coco appeared so different many followers didn't recognise her.

"Oh my god! I didn’t even recognise you with blonde hair!" exclaimed a fan in the comments.

"I was like, 'who is this chick? Is this an ad?' You look SO DIFFERENT! So bloody good though," added another.

"You don't even look like the Coco we met on TV..." remarked a third.


Married At First Sight 2021 bride Coco Stedman wearing a white wedding dress
Coco was a bride on MAFS earlier this year. Photo: Channel Nine (supplied).

Others complimented the reality star for changing up her look.

"That lip lift was a game-changer. Beautiful before but holy wow now," wrote one.

"I love this colour on you," said another about her hair.

In her lengthy caption, Coco opened up about her mindset ahead of the photoshoot, saying that even though she was 'stoked' she still felt insecure about appearing in front of the camera.

"It was also the first shoot I didn’t go into full blown 'ok, I gotta cut water at this time/ carb up here/ get a pump etc etc' mode (which is niiiiice).

"But first HUGE problem, I don’t have my hair. This may seem silly to you but it’s a huge part of who I am, yeah sure I have a wig but it’s not the same.

"At the shoot, that little voice crept in 'you shouldn’t be here', 'you’re not pretty enough for this', 'you can’t pose like a model' but for the first time in my life, I actively spoke back to it."

Coco explained that while she knows that 'little voice' will always be inside her head, she was able to put it in its place.

"Lean into the fact that people believe in you, the universe believes in you and believe in yourself. Looking back on the photos, I think 'naaah, you’re ok' but I’m glad I talked myself through it.

"Don't let your insecurities get in your head, always BRING THE ENERGY and vibe. Always vibe."

Married At First Sight star Coco Stedman wearing a blonde wig and a black crop top
The Pilates instructor wore a black crop top by Muscle Nation. Photo: Instagram/peaceloveandcoco.

Coco's lockdown makeover

Back in August, Coco stunned fans when she showed off her hair transformation, going from deep brunette to a short blonde wig.

Then in September, she unveiled the results of her lip lift, an elective surgey that she managed to have done during Sydney's lockdown.

According to Healthline, a lip lift "is an in-office surgical procedure that shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lip".

She posted a confronting selfie post-procedure, showing her swollen face, puffy lips and a curved line of stitches just below her nose.

Coco said she decided to share the details of her lip lift as she "haaaaaaates people who get things done and then lie".

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