The Only Way Is Essex recently marked its ten year anniversary by welcoming the original cast back to reflect on the most dramatic moments.
Since the Essex-born reality stars burst onto our screens over a decade ago, there’s been bitter bust ups, break ups and makeups that have kept loyal fans gripped.
Not only that, the cast have shot to fame and their social media presences have grown exponentially – as have their sponsored posts, boob jobs and amount of lip fillers.
While we’ve seen many of the cast tweak their appearances throughout the seasons, there certainly are some dramatic transformations over a decade on.
Here, we take a look at how some of the original cast have changed up their looks within the last decade.
No list would be complete without TOWIE native Lauren Goodger, who looks quite unrecognisable compared to when she first entered the scene.
Making her debut as Mark Wright’s long-term girlfriend, Lauren’s ascent to fame came along side several trips under the surgeons knife.
In 2011, Lauren had a nose job before going onto up her boob from a 34D to a 34E.
She once also declared having botox was like, ‘getting your nails done’, and has become known for her highly plumped up pout and chiselled jaw line.
In recent years she has completely altered her appearance and even forked out for a reported £10,000 butt lift.
“Lauren’s surgery has always been about her insecurities,” a source told Closer magazine.
“Lauren has admitted her surgery obsession was sparked by Mark. She’s always held a candle for him and it’s clear she’ll always love him deep down.
These days, Lauren has ditched her girl next door locks for a darker look with luscious extensions.
Capitalising on her image, Lauren has began to sell pictures on the x-rated website, Only Fans.
Unlike his almost unrecognisable ex-girlfriend, Mark Wright doesn’t appear to have changed too much since his television debut in Essex.
The former ladies man appears to have ditched the fake tan, and it was also revealed by The Sun that Mark had used an almost invisible brace to straighten his teeth.
The reality star turned radio presenter has since gone on to marry Michelle Keegan and the lovebirds can’t get enough of their exercise training and keeping in shape.
Chloe Sims made her debut in the second season of TOWIE.
The bombshell entered the scene wearing a set of huge false eyelashes and a pumped up pout.
Its no secret that Chloe’s appearance has been tweaked over the years and while she’s admitted to many procedures such as botox she also maintained that she hasn’t had others.
Chloe has undergone two boob jobs which took her to a EE cup as well as a a butt lift.
Speaking about her bum procedure, Chloe said in the past: “I already know that I’ll feel more confident as a single woman with my bum the way it is now – especially when I go on holiday.
“For the first time in ages I’m actually looking forward to wearing a bikini.”
Chloe has also invested in a set of veneers but had to have them replaced because they were too big for her mouth.
She’s also opted for more natural hair with highlights rather than a bold block colour.
Another TOWIE star from the second season, Joey also doesn’t appear to have changed much at all.
The reality star had also always maintained that he would never go under the knife unlike his celebrity co-stars.
He told the Daily Mail some years ago: “I would never have any plastic surgery. I actually think men look good with crow’s feet. I think if you get crow’s feet, leave it.”
Joey used to look a little more fresh faced when he began appearing on the show, and no wonder given he had just entered his twenties when he shot to fame.
Since then he’s also toned down the fake tan but maintained his pearly white veneers.
Amy Child’s has been very open about her dramatic transformation, that involved plenty of plastic surgery after committing to her first boob job at the tender age of 18.
Going from an A cup to eventually EE, Amy has suffered from complications with surgery and even had to have an operation following a rupture in her implant.
Aside from her boob job horror, Amy also recently opened up about her botched lip filler experiences after being hooked on perfecting her pout.
She recently said: “I’ve tried to have re-corrective treatment but they said I might have a burst blood vessel in my lips due to the fillers.”
She added: “I regret everything that I’ve done. I wish I’d had nothing done. I should have just left myself alone.”
Amy has also changed her hair and makeup styles throughout the years, but these days she goes for a more toned down look and natural mousy brown hair instead of her signature red locks.
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