Alexandra Nation shot to stardom on the 2016 season of The Bachelor which she 'won', her prize being the love and devotion of the very handsome Richie Strahan.
The couple were smitten, declaring their excitement about their shared future all over social media.
Richie Strahan Instagram
But the relationship did not last and the aesthetically-pleasing pair announced their split via Instagram roughly one year later.
It was no doubt devastating for both Alex and Richie and it certainly was for us. We were genuinely attached to the couple and very reluctant to let them disappear into the ether.
Accordingly, we were pretty damn excited when the Network Ten franchise announced that both Alex and Richie had both signed up to be part of the cast of The Bachelor in Paradise 2019. Hurrah! Our favourites were back.
And they looked good too - especially Alex who appeared fit and fabulous and just that little bit more chic than she had when she starred back in 2016.
Yes, she was beautiful back then - indeed, she ALWAYS has been - but her hair is now chopped short and she exudes a certain indescribable something that we just can't put our finger on.
It lead us to look back through her social media so we could enjoy her beauty and style evolution in full. And what an experience it was! Turns out that Alex has dabbled in a swag of different styles and looks. Scroll down to see exactly what we mean.
Alex loves a bold lip and a smokey eye.
She was beautiful long before she was on The Bachelor.
She has always been an incredibly dedicated mama to her son.
And she's always had an astonishing figure.
But her hair used to be very long. Super long in fact.
It was once a deep, rich brown. And she was once a mama to be - this pic was taken when Alex was just 18.
Those abs are still there though ... even though the long hair is gone.
She's an elegant woman - and always has been.
She went through a true white blonde straight stage.
She's proud of her love of both women and men. And now has ink to prove it!
Her hair is choppier, shorter and chic. And she is too. Welcome to 2019 Alex. It suits you!
Kelly BakerKelly Baker has been a beauty director for more years than she cares to mention. She loves mascara (but not the clumpy kind) and has spent much of her life hunting down the perfect red lipstick. She's found it by the way! Kelly loves black eyeliner but is yet to master the cat eye. She has hope though - one day she will crack it.
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