90 Day Fiance Stars Who Are Unrecognizable In Throwback Photos

90 Day Fiancé stars definitely experience major lifestyle changes on the show. However, even more shocking than marrying someone who's basically a stranger are the wild physical transformations some cast members have experienced through the years.

90 Day Fiancé star Darcey Silva changed her look dramatically from the beginning of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 1 to the end of Season 4, trading her dark brunette tresses for platinum blonde locks. Similarly, Paola Mayfield — who had a simple but stunning look when she moved from Brazil to Oklahoma to be with fiancé Russ Mayfield in 90 Day Fiancé Season 1 — began sporting a much more glamorous look when her modeling career really began to take off. And, who can forget about "Big Ed" Brown, who sent a shockwave through the nation when he posted throwback pictures from his prime?

The physical transformations some 90 Day Fiancé stars have undergone — both before and after achieving reality TV fame — are absolutely jaw-dropping. From shockingly fit bodies, odd hairdos, and adorably outdated styles, here's a look at the 90 Day Fiancé stars who are completely unrecognizable in throwback photos.

90 Day Fiance star Rebecca Parrott didn't need a filter for this throwback photo

90 Day Fiancé star Rebecca Parrott is proof that changing up your hair can change your entire look.

Rebecca's first meeting with boyfriend Zied Hakimi in Season 3 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days was quite a nerve-wracking experience, as she'd admitted to sending Zied filtered photos of herself in which she looked younger. "The one that I use the most is the one that just makes me look prettier," she said of her filters. Fortunately, though Zied expected Rebecca to have a different look when they met for the first time at the airport, it seems he loved what he saw. While he noted that Rebecca wasn't "like the picture" he saw, Zied described her as "so beautiful" and "perfect."

After sharing altered photos of herself on 90 Day Fiancé, Rebecca posted an unfiltered photo to social media in which she is nearly unrecognizable. "Y'all, I am 21 years old here," she captioned a photo featuring a younger version of herself sporting dark brunette hair and bangs. She continued, writing, "Why do I look like I'm 12 [and] holding a baby doll?"

90 Day Fiance star Josh Batterson looked like a lost Backstreet Boy

90 Day Fiancé star Josh Batterson could have been mistaken for a lost Backstreet Boy when he was younger.

As fans of 90 Day Fiancé know, Josh took a keen interest in helping his now-wife, Aika Batterson, find success as a promotional model during their engagement. However, as proven by a throwback photo posted to social media — this 90 Day Fiancé star once knew how to work the camera, too. 

In a photo posted by Josh and Aika's official Instagram account, a younger Josh can be seen holding a baby mountain lion while showing off a full head of long, dark brown hair — a stark contrast to the buzzcut the 90 Day Fiancé star now sports. And while the Josh fans know today famously has gauges, tattoos, and a decidedly rugged appearance, the version of the star featured in the throwback post has no visible piercings, tattoos, or facial hair. "#TBT back to when I had a LOT of hair, and a pet mountain lion named Baby," Josh captioned the post. Apparently, he was on the Tiger King train before it was cool.

90 Day Fiance star Paola Mayfield has updated her glam look... and her lips!

When 90 Day Fiancé star Paola Mayfield first met her now-husband, Russ Mayfield, in Colombia, she star had long, dark, brunette locks — as seen in the couple's casting tape for the show. However, Paola quickly proved she's not afraid to change up her looks while starring on 90 Day Fiancé.

Her appearances on multiple 90 Day Fiancé franchise shows have seen the Colombian-born reality star trade her naturally dark hair for blonde locks, a fiery red mane, and a pastel pink hair color through the years. However, hair color aside, older pictures of Paola — like one photo she posted on Instagram back in September 2014 — show her looking almost unrecognizable. 

While some fans suspect plastic surgery, Paola has said the rumor is one of the false things you can stop believing about the 90 Day Fiancé star. "I fixed only one side of my upper lip that was uneven," she wrote in an August 2018 Instagram post. She continued, "If I want it to look younger or to change the shape of my face I will do it, but for now I'm good with this face."

Cortney Reardanz grew out of her awkward phase

In 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, Cortney Reardanz traveled all the way from Florida to Spain to meet her online beau, Antonio Millon. However, this duo had a rough start when Antonio brought Cortney along to his job as a beauty pageant judge. 

While Cortney's makeup skills might make fans think she could hold her own when surrounded by beauty pageant contestants, the reality star obviously felt out of place. "It's a little annoying seeing him stare at girls in bikinis and dresses when I just came from the airport and I feel all sweaty and gross," she revealed. As Cortney explained to her Instagram followers in 2018, the couple's relationship eventually crumbled (via In Touch Weekly).

In April 2020, Cortney opened up about her weight struggles and self-image, which may explain why it was challenging to date a beauty pageant judge. "My entire life I struggled with my weight. I destroyed a lot of my childhood pics because I felt ashamed [and] embarrassed," the reality star captioned a series of throwback photos from her youth. She continued, writing, "My mom would have to beg me to go to school."

90 Day Fiance star Molly Hopkins looks so different with short hair

90 Day Fiancé Season 5 featured the relationship between Molly Hopkins and Luis Mendez, who both on to star on Season 3 of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? And while Molly brought Luis to Georgia from the Dominican Republic on a K-1 visa in hopes of starting their new life together, the couple made headlines when they eventually divorced after just six months of marriage — according to exclusive documents obtained by Reality Blurb

Molly found herself in the news again when she hired a personal trainer and started making a stunning weight loss transformation. Molly was known to have a curvy figure while on the show, but she took to Instagram to show off her stronger, slimmer body in September 2018. 

While Molly's transformation photos look amazing, they're not as shocking as one throwback photo she posted in April 2018. In the photo, a younger version of Molly can be seen wearing her signature brunette locks in a chin length haircut, styled in tight ringlet curls. Considering fans have come to know and love her long, flowing locks, this picture of the reality star is nearly unrecognizable. 

Annie Suwan Toborowsky looked totally different in an old photo

In 90 Day Fiancé Season 5, Annie Suwan moved to the United States from Thailand to marry husband David Toborowsky. Despite the 21-year age difference, the two managed to make their marriage work, becoming one of 90 Day Fiancé's best couples. "We love each other and I appreciate him every day," Annie told Entertainment Tonight in October 2019.

According to Annie, she couldn't care less about those who love to hate her marriage to David. "The haters mean nothing to me," the star told Entertainment Tonight. She continued, saying, "I just say, 'Well, good luck, you don't know me, so ... thanks for watching the show.'"

Annie was only 24 years old when she made her 90 Day Fiancé debut, according to People; however, in a 2019 Instagram post, the reality star revealed what she looked like as a teen. Since the throwback photo was taken in 2009, Annie has become almost unrecognizable. In addition to lightening her naturally black hair with blonde highlights, the star also has wider eyes following an eyelid surgery — which she confirmed to a fan in March 2019 (via In Touch Weekly). 

90 Day Fiance star David Toborowsky looked dapper in this throwback picture

90 Day Fiancé stars might not be known for having successful marriages rooted in true love, but David Toborowsky and his wife Annie Suwan seem to be one of the couples breaking the mold

Fans of the show met the memorable 90 Day Fiancé couple when they starred on Season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé (as well as 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? and 90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk). However, throughout David's many 90 Day Fiancé franchise appearances, he's never been praised for his looks. Some have even chided David for his appearance. In an uncomfortable 90 Day Fiancé moment, one of David's friends actually told him to take his "ugly a** outside" during a heated argument.

However, a throwback photo the reality star posted in April 2020 showed younger, slimmer, and more dapper looking 32-year-old David. With his fit physique, the younger version of David featured in throwback picture is nearly unrecognizable when compared to the David 90 Day Fiancé fans know today.

90 Day Fiance star Darcey Silva looks unrecognizable after plastic surgery

90 Day Fiancé star Darcey Silva has been featured on four seasons of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days with two different beaus. In 2017, cameras followed as she traveled to Amsterdam and met Jesse Meester — and when that relationship crumbled, the show tagged along as she headed to England in 2019 to pursue a romance with Tom Brooks.

While Darcey was featured with different love interests on the show, she was also featured with a few different looks. Though she started Season 1 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days with long, dark hair, she looked much different later on — eventually going blonde and even getting some cosmetic surgery. One look at throwback footage of Darcey from The Twin Life shows just how much this 90 Day Fiancé star has changed over the years.

"We're both moms," Stacey Silva, Darcey's twin, told Life & Style in an exclusive interview about the work they both had done. Added Stacey, "Although we do live an active lifestyle, we just wanted to help with the overall areas that the gym wouldn't help with." 

90 Day Fiance star Jesse Meester looks totally different in his military uniform

90 Day Fiancé star Jesse Meester appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days with then-girlfriend Darcey Silva, and was popular among fans for his conventionally good looks. Meester even received suggestive private messages from viewers who were hoping to score a date, according to a 2018 interview he gave to Grazia (via Soap Dirt). 

Fans are used to seeing him with a toned body, blonde hair, and stylish clothes, but in one of Jesse's Instagram posts, he looks unrecognizable from the 90 Day Fiancé star fans know today. In a throwback post from his military days, Jesse is pictured wearing a military uniform, holding a gun, and giving a pretty serious look to the camera. Of course, this is a stark contrast to the lighthearted guy with the megawatt grin that 90 Day Fiancé fans know and love. 

"The military will always be part of me," Jesse captioned his post. He continued, writing, "Wherever we are, be grateful for the ultimate sacrifices of so many! While we enjoy the comfort of a home, a warm meal, a comfy bed, it's easy to forget those still serving!⁣"

90 Day Fiance star Tania Maduro looked completely different in 2015

90 Day Fiancé star Tania Maduro had quite a hard time during her Season 7 engagement to Syngin Colchester, even admitting before her wedding that she didn't feel as if Syngin was her soulmate (via Entertainment Tonight). 

Tania, who's from Connecticut, and Syngin — a South African native — had disagreements about Syngin's work, and also argued over major life decisions, such as having kids. Even at "The Couples Tell All" reunion special in February 2020, the pair said there was still tension within their marriage (via E! News). However, while Season 7 fans may think they saw every side of Tania during her tumultuous engagement, they likely wouldn't recognize this throwback photo of the reality star.

In a February 2015 Instagram post, Tania looks completely different than she did during her 90 Day Fiancé journey. As clearly seen in the photo, the reality star doesn't have her full figure, curly hair, or laid-back look that 90 Day Fiancé fans would recognize. Instead, Tania looks very slim and chic, sporting a little black dress and straightened hair.

90 Day Fiance star Jasmin Lahtinen looks completely unrecognizable, even though she denies having work done

90 Day Fiancé star Jasmin Lahtinen appeared in Season 7 of the TLC show, traveling all the way from her home in Finland to be with her then-fiancé (and now-husband), Blake Abelard, in America (via E! News). And while Jasmin always looked polished on the show, some of her older posts on social media show pictures of the reality star before the fame — and the younger version of Jasmin looks completely unrecognizable compared to the girl 90 Day Fiancé fans know.

While Jasmin was seen on the show with plump lips and a super glamorous look, older photos — like one from May 2014 – show her looking much younger with noticeably thinner lips. However, the reality star has taken to Instagram to deny getting plastic surgery. When one follower commented on Instagram that there was "nothing natural" about Jasmin's face, the 90 Day Fiancé star hit back (via Distractify), writing that her face is "all natural."

However, it's possible the star had lip fillers and is skirting the question, because it's clear Jasmin's appearance has changed since 2014. In fact, she looks like a completely different person!

90 Day Fiancé star Chantel Everett had a makeup free phase

90 Day Fiancé star Chantel Jimeno and her husband Pedro Jimeno were featured on Season 4 of the hit TLC show, where they had a dramatic secret engagement and a private wedding. Later, the couple returned for 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? and even got their own spin-off show, The Family Chantel.

With so much screen time on the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, it seems like Chantel would be easily recognizable from any angle. But the reality star shared a throwback photo on her Instagram in which she looked nearly unrecognizable. 

In the throwback photo, Chantel is posing on a rock and sporting a makeup-free look that seems quite out of character for the reality star. In addition to no makeup, the younger version of Chantel also doesn't have the long, wavy hair that has become a signature part of her look. However, the photo does seem to dispel rumors of Chantel having undergone a breast augmentation. In fact, the reality star poked fun of the rumors in the caption of the picture, writing, "And the answer to your boob question is ..."

90 Day Fiance star Kirlyam Cox was adorably awkward

90 Day Fiancé stars Kirlyam and Alan Cox appeared on Season 1 of the TLC show, ultimately getting married by the end of the season. Surprisingly, the couple has managed to make their marriage last, despite it being a reality star relationship with an uncomfortable age gap

Kirlyam was only 12 when she met Alan, who was then a 20-year-old missionary in Brazil. However, the couple insisted in a YouTube video that the untold truth of 90 Day Fiancé's most buzzed about marriage is that they had "no romantic relationship at all" when they first met, and waited for six years to start dating.

Just as a lot changed between the couple's initial meeting and the beginning of their romantic relationship, Kirlyam's looks have changed, too. In February 2020, she posted a throwback photo of herself that was taken not long before she met Alan — explaining in the caption that she was just 11-years-old in the photo. While Kirlyam looks glamorous now — even trying her hand at modeling – her 11-year-old self gives off total skater girl vibes in knee-length shorts, an oversized t-shirt, and a black beanie.

90 Day Fiance star Big Ed Brown was a total hunk

90 Day Fiancé has never seen anyone quite like Ed Brown. Perhaps better known to fans as "Big Ed," the 90 Day Fiancé star went to the Philippines to meet Rosemarie Vega on Season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. However, from the beginning of their relationship, Ed and Rosemarie had serious issues and plenty of drama. Of course, Ed didn't help matters when he lied to Rosemarie about his height "and a couple of other things" before meeting her in person (via Entertainment Tonight). 

It seems clear that Ed's own insecurities led to him lying about his physical appearance. However, if this old throwback photo is any indication, Ed probably wouldn't have felt the need to lie about his looks in the '90s!

In February 2020, Ed posted a photo featuring a much younger version of himself dressed to impress at his job as a waiter. According to his caption, this shocking throwback photo was taken around 1995, when Ed was sporting a much more fit physique — as seen in another throwback photo — as well as a young Leonardo DiCaprio-esque haircut.