Astrophysicist Matt Agnew is ready to send pulses through Australia while making his big debut as The Bachelor on Wednesday night.
And while he becomes one of the most wanted countries, with 28 beauties fighting for him, his life could not have been further separated last year.
Just 12 months ago, the 32-year-old was more concerned with submitting his latest thesis than finding love, where his body lacks the definition it now has.
From a geeky scientist to the most wanted man in Australia: how Matt Agnew transformed his life (and body) to become The Bachelor and dating 28 beautiful women in just a few months
Academic for assassin abs
In recent years, Matt has been found mostly in burying his head in books, rather than sweating it out at the gym, like previous Bachelors.
During the day, the Doctor of Philosophy is a lecturer at Swinburne University's Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in Melbourne, which is his greatest passion.
However, it is only after he has broadened his horizons from space studies to reality TV that Matt transformed his body while he was being shaved.
It is believed that during the filming of the show he trained hard and was eating well, making him in the best shape of his life for photo shoots.
Academic: In recent years, Matt has been mainly found to bury his head in books, instead of sweating it daily in the gym, like previous Bachelors. Shown in 2016
Abs: however, it is only after he has expanded his horizons from studies to space to reality TV that Matt transformed his body while he was shaved smoothly
House with his mother to mansion full of hotties
Before filming the show, Matt named a two-bedroom home in the suburb of Richmond in downtown Melbourne.
The brainiac bought the $ 870,000 home in 2016, with his mother-based Western Karen with equal shares in the cozy home.
But for most of this year, the scientist lived in a multi-million dollar home filled with beautiful women desperate to date him.
Network Ten films the dating show at Nelly & # 39; s Farm at Oxford Falls, a 4-hectare estate in the Northern Beaches in Sydney.
It was last sold for $ 2,300,000 in 2012 and it is now thought to be worth much more.
House with his mother: before Matt filmed the show, Matt named a two-bedroom house (photo) in the Richmond house in Melbourne, which he bought with his mother in 2016
Multi-million mansion: during this year's filming, the scientist inhabited it at Nelly & # 39; s Farm (photo), Oxford Falls, a 4-hectare estate in the Northern Beaches in Sydney
Empty lecture rooms for ladies standing in line in front of him
Matt is about to attract up to a million viewers while making his screen debut.
But in recent years he has often struggled to attract more than a handful of people for his lectures on topics such as solar systems.
In 2016, the academic proudly shared a photo of his & # 39; first lecture & # 39; when he said he was about to deliver & # 39; excellent science & # 39 ;.
Unfortunately, when you passed Matt & # 39; s name on his opening slide in the photo he shared, only three people were present.
It is far removed from the 28 beautiful ladies who lined up to meet him at the first cocktail party of The Bachelor that was broadcast on Wednesday.
Empty lecutre threats: In recent years, Matt has often made an effort to attract more than a handful of people for his lectures on topics such as solar systems. Shown in 2017
No big turnout: in 2016, the academic proudly shared a photo of his & # 39; first reading & # 39; when he said he was about to deliver & # 39; excellent science & # 39; to only three people
Fighting against them: it is far removed from the 28 beautiful ladies who lined up to meet him at the first cocktail party of The Bachelor
Somewhat unpopular online for social media influencers
Before he became known, Matt had built 136 followers on Twitter in ten years.
While in the hours prior to his reality TV debut, the hunk boasted 24,700 fans on his new Instagram, with this number ready to shoot considerably.
His messages have already generated thousands of likes, while his tweets to people like Elon Musk were largely ignored a short time ago.
Not popular account: before he became known, Matt built 136 followers on Twitter in ten years
Social media influencer: while the hunk had 24,700 fans on his Instagram in the hours prior to his reality TV debut, before anyone had even seen him in action
The last makeover
It is not only Matt & # 39; s body and lifestyle that have changed in the last year.
His wardrobe has also undergone a major makeover, with his boardies, beanie hats and caps completely out, and perfectly tailored suits, smart shirts and stylish ensembles.
Interestingly, the star also appears to have dumped his glasses, which appeared on his first promotional photo for the show in March, but not in recent.
Makeover: Matt & # 39; s wardrobe has also recently undergone a major overhaul, with his boardies, beanie hats and hats all over. Shown in 2018
Away: his distinctive glasses also seem to have been thrown away. Shown in 2016
Stylized to perfection: perfectly fitting suits, smart shirts and stylish ensembles have now arrived
His new faith
In March, Matt & # 39; s first promotional photo for The Bachelor was released shortly before he started filming and meeting his participants.
With a broad smile, his body language suggested that he was nervous about what was coming while holding a hand in his pocket.
In the last promo recordings, which were recently taken after filming, on the other hand, he looked like a completely different man, while radiating bags of confidence.
Of course, the abundance of action he received during filming has certainly helped by kissing no fewer than 17 people in the first trailer for the season.
Before and after: Matt looked nervous in his first promotional photo he took before filming in March (left), looking like a whole new man in the recent photo (right)
Throwback: Last year, Matt seemed the most active during lectures this time
New man: while he became wet every day during filming in recent months
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