Thanks to her extensive tattoo collection and impressive Instagram following, she’s one of the most recognisable women to come out of The Bachelor franchise.
But fans would have trouble recognising Jessica Brody as a fresh faced teenager, long before she shot to fame.
On Saturday, the 31-year-old shared a throwback photo of herself taken when she was just 14.
Before and after: Bachelor In Paradise star Jessica Brody shared an incredible throwback photo from when she was just 14-years-old
With her chubby cheeks and no tattoos to be seen, Jess looked completely unrecognisable compared to her current appearance.
The brunette beauty recently returned to screens in Bachelor In Paradise, where she was cruelly called a ‘tattooed stripper’ by co-star Cassandra Mamone.
However, Jessica has now revealed that the remarks didn’t have the negative effect on her that Cassandra had hoped, explaining that she actually took it as a compliment because she would ‘love to be a tattooed stripper’.
Having her say: Jess (pictured) recently hit back at Cassandra Mamone for calling her a ‘tattooed stripper’ on Bachelor In Paradise
Slur: Cassandra (right) shocked audiences earlier in the season when she told another contestant, Janey Birks (left), that Jessica was a ‘tattooed stripper’
Cassandra shocked audiences earlier in the season when she told another contestant, Janey Birks, that Jessica was a ‘tattooed stripper’.
Jessica previously worked as a barmaid at Melbourne’s Centrefold Lounge, which is described as ‘Australia’s number one strip club’.
Responding to the comment, Jessica said: ‘I mean, I am tattooed, and I don’t see either of those things as a bad thing. If she wants to call me a “tattooed stripper”, then that’s great. I’d love to be a tattooed stripper.
Riposte: Responding to the comment, Jessica told Popsugar: ‘I mean, I am tattooed, and I don’t see either of those things as bad. If she wants to call me a “tattooed stripper”, then that’s great’
‘I’m not, but I’d love to be one, so why not [call me that]? Who cares?’
Jessica appeared to be more upset by Cassandra’s comments about her having lost weight since they both appeared on The Bachelor last year.
She explained that her weight has fluctuated by 20 kilos throughout her life as a result of her anxiety.
Candid: Jessica also unleashed on Cassandra (pictured) for commenting on her weight loss, and explained that her weight fluctuation was actually a result of her battle with anxiety
‘You know, you don’t go up to people and go, “Oh, you’ve gained weight.” It’s the same with talking about weight loss. You can say, “Oh, you look great,” without saying anything about a number on a scale,’ she said.
Jessica explained that she has since spoken to Cassandra about the ‘gravity of her words’ and hopes she won’t make similar offensive comments in the future.
Bachelor in Paradise continues Sunday on Channel 10
Red hot! With over 300,000 followers, Jessica is one of Australia’s most popular Instagram models
Source: Daily Mail