These days Matty ‘J’ Johnson is famous for being the dashing Bachelor who swept Laura Byrne off her feet.
But it seems the 31-year-old didn’t avoid the questionable fashion and grooming trends of the mid-2000s.
The reality star shared an array of very embarrassing throwback photos to his Instagram Story on Thursday.
‘I’ve suffered from some appalling outfit choices and haircuts to match!’ The Bachelor’s Matty J pokes fun at his unrecognisable younger self as he shares hilarious throwback photos (Pictured: Matty J, left, in 2018 and right, as a 19-year-old)
With a sense of humour about his awkward late teens and early 20s, Matty joked about the decade-old photos in an introductory message.
‘Getting to this point in my life hasn’t been easy… there’s been a few rough years where I’ve suffered from some appalling outfit choices and haircuts to match,’ he penned.
‘Here is a sample for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.’
‘You’re welcome’: Matty warned his social media followers of the hilarity to come in an introductory message posted to his Instagram Story
And he didn’t disappoint with the images to follow, with the first featuring Matty as a 19-year-old sporting an emo-style haircut and oversized sunglasses at what looked to be a school formal.
‘One of my favourites… 19 year old Matty J,’ he captioned the shot.
Another, taken a year later, featured The Living Room travel presenter wearing a denim jacket and sporting the slightest hint of facial hair.
‘ 20 year old Matty J. That moustache is still one of the proudest life achievements,’ Matty recalled.
‘One of my proudest life achievements’: In another snap, a 20-year-old Matty was seen sporting the slightest hint of facial hair
Growing up and growing locks: As he continued to age, so did Matty’s hair length
As he began to become more mature, it appears Matty thought longer hair was a good move.
Alongside an image of himself posing with a ‘too cool for school’ expression, Matty wrote: ’21 and decided it was time to grow the locks out.’
Wrapping up the trip down memory lane was perhaps his most hilarious throwback – a photo that was possibly taken at either an overnight music festival or camping trip.
Describing the picture of his younger self in questionable headwear, Matty joked: ‘ Also worth mentioning I was once into wearing fedoras.’
Hats off to Matty! The reality star joked that he once had a penchant for fedoras
He’s come a long way! These days Matty as best known as the handsome Bachelor who swept Laura Byrne (left) off her feet