There's just something so touching about looking back at the humble beginnings of some of Australia's biggest celebrities.
Particularly when they're buried in cringe-worthyncommercials about tampons.
So, we decided to compile a list of our six favourite celebrity TV ads from before they were famous. Because even Matty J has a public record of one of his best embarrassing moments for us to enjoy.
Matty J for U by Kotex
The year was 2009, and our favourite Bachelor, Matthew Johnson was nothing but an aspiring 22-year-old actor with big dreams.
And big dreams have to start somewhere. Matty J, he made his breakthrough in a sanitary pad ad for U by Kotex.
Watch Matty J for U by Kotex. Post continues below.
The ad opens with Matty J and his TV girlfriend lying with her head in his lap.
"Ok. Stranded on a desert island and you can only take the essentials..." he prompts her.
“My music, a tent, a few clothes, plenty of fluids and I’d need you for protection,” she says, referring to U by Kotex pads, of course.
The scene is particularly made by a smug shot of Matty J that lasts just a few seconds too long, and boy they don't make ads like this anymore.
Cate Blanchett for Tim Tam
If you grew up in the mid-90s, you would absolutely remember a very catchy Tim Tam ad that featured a genie lamp and three wishes.
But you might not remember that the star of the show was in fact a 20-year-old Cate Blanchett.
The ad opens with a young Blanchette and her co-star as they stumble upon a lantern - from which emerges a genie of course.
"You know the deal," the genie says. "Three wishes and all that."
"Hmm... alright," Blanchett muses.
“A packet of Tim Tams that never runs out," she says.
And when the genie asks what else they would like, her co-star asks for "two more of those", because, obviously.
Russell Crowe for Coca Cola
Yep. One of Australia's iconic 1987 ads set to the backdrop of outback Australia featured none other than Russell Crowe and it feels rather fitting.
The ad opens on a shot of Uluru and cuts to Russell's co-star explaining a Coca-Cola competition going on at Manly Beach in Sydney.
The strong Aussie accents, a young and dapper Russell Crowe and all of our best scenery on display? A true Aussie classic.