MAFS star Coco Stedman unrecognisable in teen throwback photo

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She's the fiery Married at First Sight contestant who recently stunned her followers with a dramatic hair transformation, but now Coco Stedman has made waves with a new photo.

The 30-year-old pilates studio owner took to her social media after re-discovering a teen throwback photo of herself, sharing it on her stories with the caption: "baby coco".

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Coco was one of the more memorable contestants on Married at First Sight. Photo: Channel Nine

"Oh my, I went back through my old posts for muscle nation and look what I found," she added.

In the childhood snap, Coco is sporting her original hair colour - a stark difference to the long brown locks fans saw on MAFS.

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Coco originally shared the photo in October 2012, captioning it: "Guess who that is?!" adding the hashtags #palewhale and #lookatmenow.

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The reality star shared this sweet teen throwback photo. Photo: Instagram/peaceloveandcoco

It seems Coco drew inspiration from her younger days when deciding to go back to being a red head.

She first unveiled her transformation in May telling her followers: "Time to try something new".

Fans immediately complimented the Sydney reality TV contestant on her new locks, with one person saying: “I loooove this colour on you”.

Others told Coco the new colour suited her and told her she could keep her tresses that way. “I actually might,” she replied.

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MAFS' Coco recently showed off her new red do. Photo: Instagram/peaceloveandcoco

In a series of Instagram stories at the time, Coco spoke about her new look, saying there’s actually a reason behind it.

"There is a method in my madness." Coco said. "I wanna go out with only people who follow me on Instagram being like 'oh my god, is it you?' This way, no one will know."

She went on to say: "So yeah, I don't know, variety is the spice of life, isn't it? I've been brown, I've been blonde, and I just wanted to try something else. And I don't really care if you say you liked it better before."

Coco made waves on Married at First Sight when she rocked up to a dinner party in one of the raciest outfits ever.

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Coco turned heads in this racy bodysuit on MAFS. Photo: Channel Nine

The vivacious bride wasn't shy about her eye-popping look, describing it as a "skin-tight, see-through, cheek-poppin', titties-droppin', head to toe black, rhinestone, bodysuit".

When she walked into the dinner party she got quite the reaction.

“That is … quite something," MAFS expert Mel Schilling said at the time. "Wow.”

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