Throwback of The Bachelorette Sophie Monk on Popstars

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She is one of the most recognisable women in Australian showbusiness, having recently reinvigorated her profile by starring on The Bachelroette. 

But 18 years ago, Sophie Monk was a starry-eyed teenager with dreams of becoming famous.

A throwback clip taken from 1999 reality talent show Popstars captures the moment Sophie received news that she would join pop-group Bardot after winning the competition.

The blonde bombshell wore a shocked expression after music executive Michael Napthali told her she had made the cut, asking him: ‘Are you serious? I was so ready for a no answer- no way!’

Unable to wipe the smile from her face, Sophie grinned over at her parents who were watching on with elation.

Sophie went on to join Belinda Chapple, Katie Underwood, Sally Polihronas and Chantelle Barry in the band. 

'Are you serious? I was so ready for a no answer- no way!' A throwback clip taken from 1999 reality talent show Popstars captures the moment Sophie Monk received news that she would join pop-group Bardot after winning the competition

'Are you serious? I was so ready for a no answer- no way!' A throwback clip taken from 1999 reality talent show Popstars captures the moment Sophie Monk received news that she would join pop-group Bardot after winning the competition

‘Are you serious? I was so ready for a no answer- no way!’ A throwback clip taken from 1999 reality talent show Popstars captures the moment Sophie Monk received news that she would join pop-group Bardot after winning the competition

The smile that started it all! Unable to wipe the smile from her face, Sophie grinned over at her parents who were watching on with elation

The smile that started it all! Unable to wipe the smile from her face, Sophie grinned over at her parents who were watching on with elation

The smile that started it all! Unable to wipe the smile from her face, Sophie grinned over at her parents who were watching on with elation

Chantelle was replaced by Tiffani Wood in 2001 amid accusations that she was stealing money from fellow band-mates. 

After the band dissolved in 2002, Sophie went on to have a successful solo singing career, before relocating to Hollywood in 2005 to try her luck at an acting career.

The busty actress starred in Date Movie and Click and also enjoyed a series of high profile relationships with Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden and Sam Worthington, who is now married to Lara Bingle.

Star power! Sophie went on to join Belinda Chapple, Katie Underwood, Sally Polihronas and Chantelle Barry in pop-group Bardot after winning the reality show 

Star power! Sophie went on to join Belinda Chapple, Katie Underwood, Sally Polihronas and Chantelle Barry in pop-group Bardot after winning the reality show 

Star power! Sophie went on to join Belinda Chapple, Katie Underwood, Sally Polihronas and Chantelle Barry in pop-group Bardot after winning the reality show 

In 2013, Sophie returned to Australia as a radio host on the 2Day FM breakfast show before appearing on The Bachelorette in 2017.

And it seems that the reality TV show was a good fit for the blue eyed beauty, as she has scored the highest ratings of any season of the franchise in Australia.

The Bachelorette grand finale airs this Thursday 7.30pm on Ten.  

Popular: And it seems that the reality TV show was a good fit for the blue eyed beauty, as she has scored the highest ratings of any season of the franchise in Australia

Popular: And it seems that the reality TV show was a good fit for the blue eyed beauty, as she has scored the highest ratings of any season of the franchise in Australia

Popular: And it seems that the reality TV show was a good fit for the blue eyed beauty, as she has scored the highest ratings of any season of the franchise in Australia