Bachelor Matt Agnew says he feels ‘more himself’ after shock 12-month physical transformation… but claims he’s ‘still dorky’ without his clean-cut TV look
The Bachelor’s Matt Agnew kept a relatively low profile in the year following his split from ‘winner’ Chelsie McLeod in February 2020.
Having had time to shed his squeaky-clean TV look, the 32-year-old now looks worlds away from his time in the mansion.
The astrophysicist unveiled his shock 12-month physical transformation on Instagram on Sunday, and explained it was only the beginning.
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Flashback: Bachelor Matt Agnew says he feels ‘more himself’ after shock 12-month physical transformation… but claims he can still be both ‘daddy and dorky’ without his clean-cut TV look. Pictured on The Bachelor in 2019
‘Achievement unlocked: Grow hair out for 12 months,’ he proudly captioned a photo showcasing his luscious locks.
Offering a second photo taken 12 months prior to show the difference in length, he wrote: ‘Honestly though, feels good to just do what feels more “me”.’
Matt then hinted he has plans to grow his hair even longer, writing: ‘Let’s see where it’s at in another 12!’
‘Achievement unlocked: Grow hair out for 12 months’: The astrophysicist unveiled his shock 12-month physical transformation on Instagram on Sunday
‘Still a dork’: Matt claimed while fans called his new look ‘daddy’, he was still a dork at heart
‘I’m enjoying long hair’: Some fans claimed they preferred his short hairstyle, but Matt defended his decision to grow it
Earlier this month, the scientist shared a photo in a horse paddock with his hair tied up into a small, hipster ponytail.
Only a few weeks earlier, fans had expressed excitement at the prospect of Matt soon being able to rock a man bun.
He hinted that he was growing his hair at the time by referencing the famous ‘Let It Go’ song from popular animation film Frozen, with his caption: ‘Let it grow, let it growwwwww [inner Elsa intensifies].’
Getting long: Earlier this month, the scientist shared a photo in a horse paddock with his hair tied up into a small, hipster ponytail
New Year, new Matt! After keeping a relatively low profile throughout 2020, the 32-year-old thrilled fans in January when he debuted his hunky new look
Matt, who is believed to be single, first shared a glimpse at his new look in January.
He posted a picture of himself spending New Year’s Day at the beach with his dog, and looked hardly recognisable with his long dark hair and buff physique.
Matt’s Instagram followers were quick to comment on the post, with many noting how good he was looking these days.
He rose to fame on The Bachelor in 2019, and chose chemical engineer Chelsie McLeod at the finale to become his girlfriend.
Case of the ex: Matt rose to fame on The Bachelor in 2019, and chose chemical engineer Chelsie McLeod (left) as his winner. Sadly, they broke up after just six months of dating
The pair shocked fans when they announced their split in November that year, just six months after filming ended.
Matt said at the time: ‘Our relationship hasn’t translated from filming to the real, everyday world as we had hoped.’
He hasn’t publicly dated anyone since the break-up, but Chelsie recently debuted her new model boyfriend Ricki Dehaan.
Moving on: Matt hasn’t publicly dated anyone since the break-up, but Chelsie recently debuted her model boyfriend Ricki Dehaan. Pictured together in Melbourne on New Year’s Eve