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Um. Married at First Sight's Mark was once a Cleo Bachelor of the Year finalist.

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We’ve finally figured out where we’ve seen Married at First Sight’s Mark before and oh boy, it’s definitely not what we were expecting.

You see, ever since Mark was matched with his ‘wife’ Ning on the reality show, the 42-year-old has looked strangely familiar to fans.

And now, a Married at First Sight fan Instagram page has finally figured out why.

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Remember Cleo magazines’s annual Bachelor of the Year competition?

Well, it turns out Mark was actually a finalist in the competition.

Yes, really.

Here’s the amazing photographic evidence:


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Oh damn ???? #MAFS

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According to the old magazine clipping, the ex-army officer was just 26 years old and working as a hotel concierge in Auckland, New Zealand, when he entered the long-running competition.

In case you missed it, Mark isn’t the only Married At First Sight contestant with a past in acting and modelling.

Earlier this month, intruder Billy was spotted in a resurfaced McDonald’s television advertisement which was first released in 2012.

The 28-year-old has also tried out his hand at modelling, posing for a number of naked (yes, naked) shots in a Manscapes calendar.

Sam, who elected to leave the show earlier in the season, has also acted in the past.


In January 2018, Sam briefly appeared on Home and Away as one of the River Boys.


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Has he been acting on MAFS all along? Footage from January 2018 ???? #MAFS (Via Jas)

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Dino, who has also now left the show, has a past in reality TV.

He previously appeared on reality dating show First Dates Australia and starred in an advertising campaign for prescription glasses company Speqs alongside fellow MAFS contestant Jessika.

On the other hand, Bronson, who has also left the show, appeared on reality show Australian Ninja Warrior.

Married at First Sight appears again tonight on Channel Nine at 7.00pm.

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