MAFS' Gabrielle's dramatic 18kg transformation

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Married At First Sight’s Gabrielle Bartlett has left a little more than her onscreen hubby Nasser behind her since filming ended. 

The 44-year-old former plus-size model has gone through a remarkable 18kg weight loss transformation, dropping few dress sizes.

 In a past modelling shoot for underwear brand, ModiBodi Gab can be seen showing off her curves and a fuller figure than what she was on the show. 

Married At First Sight star Gabrielle Bartlet’s dramatic weight loss journey. Source: Instagram / modibodiaustralia | gabrielleriver

Gab was an ambassador for the brand which makes a wide range of ‘absorbent’ undergarments to protect women from any leakage issues.

Gabrielle (left) modelling Modibodi underwear. Source: Instagram / modibodiaustralia
Gab worked as a plus size model showcasing the Modibodi underwear range. Source: Instagram / Modibodiaustralia

While she was already noticeably thinner on the show, Gab has continued to lose weight since she decided to leave partner Nasser and the show.

However opening up to NW after filming ended, Gab sadly admitted a fair bit of her weight loss was due to health struggles.

“With my emotional journey on the show, along with health issues towards the end of filming that I needed treatment for, my weight just dropped,” the 44-year-old said admitting she suffered from toxic shock syndrome.

Married At First Sight Gabrielle admits her struggles with her health have contributed to her dramatic weight loss. Source: Getty

“However, I’m feeling a lot better now and letting my body do what it needs to stay strong and healthy – it is what it is for now!”

Melbourne-based dietitian Melania McGrice estimated Gab’s weight may have dropped from around 77kg to 59kg. 

Married at First Sight couple Gab and Nasser. Source: Nine


She had a tough time on the show after being paired with Nasser, who struggled to commit to her and the experiment, despite her continuous optimism that things may work.
Yet she left praised as a hero, for sticking it out and leaving on her own terms rather than Nassers.


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