Clare Verrall is almost unrecognisable as she debuts her 50kg weight loss

Married At First Sight’s Clare Verrall is almost unrecognisable as she debuts her 50kg weight loss in a dazzling gold dress at a Melbourne fashion show

Caleb Taylor For Daily Mail Australia

Clare Verrall was once too embarrassed to leave the house after gaining 44kg. 

But the former Married At First Sight star looked more confident than ever on Sunday when she arrived at the Aron Katona Couture fashion show in Melbourne. 

Looking sensational in a dazzling white and gold dress, Clare proudly revealed her 50kg weight loss while posing for photographs at the event. 

What a transformation! Married At First Sight's Clare Verrall looks almost unrecognisable after losing 50kg. Pictured in January 2018

What a transformation! Married At First Sight's Clare Verrall looks almost unrecognisable after losing 50kg. Pictured on Sunday night

What a transformation! Married At First Sight’s Clare Verrall looks almost unrecognisable after losing 50kg. Pictured left: in January 2018, and right: on Sunday night

Clare’s slimmed-down figure took centre stage in the bejewelled gown, which featured a daring thigh-high split. 

The Melbourne native opted for a glamorous makeup palette and completed her look with peep-toe heels embellished with delicate gold beading.   

At one stage, Clare posed alongside U.S. socialite Brynne Gordon, fashion designer Aron Katona and fellow Married At First Sight alum Sarah Roza. 

Wow! Looking sensational in a white and gold dress, Clare revealed her 50kg weight loss at the Aron Katona Couture fashion show in Melbourne on Sunday. Pictured on March 24, 2018

Wow! Looking sensational in a white and gold dress, Clare revealed her 50kg weight loss at the Aron Katona Couture fashion show in Melbourne on Sunday

Wow! Looking sensational in a white and gold dress, Clare revealed her 50kg weight loss at the Aron Katona Couture fashion show in Melbourne on Sunday. Pictured left: on March 24, 2018

The details: The Melbourne native opted for a glamorous makeup palette for her night out

The details: The Melbourne native opted for a glamorous makeup palette for her night out

Clare has made no secret about her body struggles in the past.

In just 12 months, she has successfully dropped from 120kg to 70kg after committing to leading a healthier lifestyle.

Back in December, she reflected on her remarkable weight loss.

Fashion pack: At one stage, Clare posed alongside U.S. socialite Brynne Gordon, fashion designer Aron Katona and fellow Married At First Sight alum Sarah Roza

Fashion pack: At one stage, Clare posed alongside U.S. socialite Brynne Gordon, fashion designer Aron Katona and fellow Married At First Sight alum Sarah Roza

‘My normal body weight is 72kg, and I ballooned to 120kg,’ she said. ‘But I am now back to less than I was expecting, and that is 70kg.’ 

Clare added that the whole process of getting back to her normal weight took ‘exactly’ a year.

She explained that her body transformation was as much about focusing on her mental well-being as it was improving her physical health. 

Steady weight loss: In just 12 months, Clare has successfully dropped from 120kg to 70kg after committing to leading a healthier lifestyle. Pictured in February 2018

Steady weight loss: In just 12 months, Clare has successfully dropped from 120kg to 70kg after committing to leading a healthier lifestyle. Pictured in February 2018

‘It came down to dealing with my issues in regards to my PTSD [post traumatic stress disorder]. It was really focusing on my mental health,’ she said. 

Clare’s weight loss journey can be traced back to January 2018, when photos surfaced of her looking very different to her days on Married At First Sight. 

At the time, she said: ‘I have been avoiding going out or attending any events for the past year as I am very embarrassed by how out of control my weight has become.’   

Clare clarified there were several reasons behind her weight gain, including her ongoing struggle with PTSD, after she was attacked by a man in April 2015.

Blast from the past: Clare's weight loss journey can be traced back to January 2018, when photos surfaced of her looking very different to her days on Married At First Sight. Pictured with Jono Pitman on their 'wedding day'

Blast from the past: Clare’s weight loss journey can be traced back to January 2018, when photos surfaced of her looking very different to her days on Married At First Sight. Pictured with Jono Pitman on their ‘wedding day’

‘My body went into fight or flight mode,’ she said. ‘Your brain tells your body to store every ounce of fat as it thinks you are on “survivor [mode]” when in reality I was in bed eating poorly.’

She added: ‘It was also due to my back injury, stress, inability to exercise and poor food choices.’

Clare said losing the weight required a combination of eating well, working on her mental health and exercising regularly.    

She enjoys a balanced diet of steamed vegetables, tofu and salad, and keeps fit by taking her dogs for daily 15km walks. 

Back on track: Clare said losing the weight required a combination of eating well, working on her mental health and exercising regularly. Pictured on December 1, 2018 in Melbourne

Back on track: Clare said losing the weight required a combination of eating well, working on her mental health and exercising regularly. Pictured on December 1, 2018 in Melbourne


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