EXCLUSIVE: Jackson Lonie of Married at First Sight showcases his incredible transformation as his past as a bodybuilder resurfaces
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He’s set to walk down the aisle with Olivia Frazer on Sunday night’s episode of Married At First Sight.
But four years before making his reality TV debut, Jackson Lonie underwent a dramatic bodybuilding transformation in his mid-twenties.
Daily Mail Australia has obtained photos of Jackson, now 30, looking unrecognizable as he competed in a bodybuilding tournament in 2017.
Is that you? Jackson Lonie, 30, married at first sight, underwent a dramatic bodybuilding transformation in his early 20s. Photographed in 2017 with his sister
The photos showed a young Jackson posing with his younger sister at an Australian bodybuilding competition.
He boasted a deep fake tan that showed off his edgy biceps, abs and leg muscles.
Prior to his 2017 competition, Jackson had put on weight the previous year in an effort to increase his muscle mass.
Bulking: Ahead of his 2017 competition, Jackson put on weight the previous year in an effort to increase his muscle mass
A photo shared on his Instagram account sees him showing off his bulging biceps while posing for a mirror gym selfie in a black tank top.
“Five weeks and where still growing!!!” he captioned the post before adding the hashtags: ‘#dontstopwontstop #teamlegacy #compprep #cardiosucks’ and ‘#befirstorbelast’.
According to Jackson’s biography, he is a self-proclaimed class clown, outgoing, optimistic, and he likes to laugh.
He still has it! Jackson is no stranger to showing off his ripped physique on Instagram. Pictured in 2020
Despite his amusing ways, Jackson is a sensitive and kind guy who is a natural protector.
He grew up as the eldest of five children and took on the role of protective older brother to his younger sisters and mother.
Protecting his family from abusive stepfathers, Jackson was determined to keep the women in his life safe.
Looking for love: Jackson is about to walk down the aisle on Sunday night’s episode of MAFS
Spoiler alert! Jack will be paired with Newcastle-based education student Olivia Frazer (right)
As previously revealed by Daily Mail Australia, he will be partnered with Newcastle-based education student Olivia Frazer.
The pair were spotted holding hands during a break from filming in November 2021.
Married at First Sight continues Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on Nine
Go strong! Jack and Olivia were spotted holding hands just days after filming their wedding and honeymoon on TV. Photographed in November 2021