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    Get Ready To Pant Over How Damn Fine These 16 Aussie '00s Stars Look Today

    Considering most Aussies age like well-worn leather, time has sure been kind to these 16 stars...

    1. Isabel Lucas

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    I genuinely question what sort of witchcraft is at work here, because Isabel Lucas does NOT age. After washing up on the shores of Summer Bay speaking Pig Latin (lololol), Lucas went on to secure roles in Transformers, MacGyver and the music video for Ed Sheeran's "Give Me Love".

    2. Stan Walker

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    Talk about a GLOW UP. In 2009, Walker won the final ever season of Australian Idol (RIP) and followed it up with three chart-topping studio albums. But in 2017, after fans began commenting on his dramatic weight-loss, Walker revealed he'd had his stomach removed following a rare and aggressive cancer diagnosis. Two years on, Walker is cancer-free and working on a new release. We stan you, Stan.

    3. Kelsey Martinovich

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    Who could forget the cringe-worthy, anxiety-inducing moment when Sarah Murdoch mistakingly crowned Kelsey Martinovich as the winner of Australia's Next Top Model? QUALITY TELEVISION. Honestly though, old mate Kels ended up having the last laugh — she secured agents in Sydney, London and Paris and has modelled for the likes of Alice McCall, Jitrois Paris and Nagnata.

    4. Rhys Wakefield

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    He'll always be Summer Bay's resident beige-boy Lucas Holden to me, but after appearing in 363 episodes of Home & Away, Wakefield moved to LA and landed roles in House Of Lies, Endless Love and, most recently, True Detective.

    5. Gemma Ward

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    Ward shot to fame in 2004, when she became the youngest ever model to appear on the cover of American Vogue. After modelling for everyone from Hermès and Dior, to Calvin Klein and Balenciaga, Ward turned her attention to acting — landing roles in The Black Balloon, Pirates Of The Caribbean and The Great Gatsby. Today, the model and mother-of-two is an ambassador for the Sydney Children’s Hospital and a fierce advocate for mental health. In Gemma we trust.

    6. Matt Corby

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    From beautiful, fresh-faced teen, to rough and rugged, indie-rock D.A.D.D.Y. Matt Corby shed his 2005 Australian Idol fame and went on produce multiple ARIA award-winning albums — performing them at festivals like Glastonbury, Latitude and Beyond The Valley. His 2019 lewk is a lil' bit frat-brother-meets-woodland-nymph and I am here for it.

    7. Adam Saunders

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    If Matt Corby is a snack, Adam Saunders is the whole goddamn meal. After sexually-awakening a generation of young Aussies as Heath in Blue Water High, Saunders went on to star in McLeod's Daughters, Dance Academy and Tricky Business. In 2016, he also launched creative agency Killa Kreative, which specialises in the production of social content. Brains, brawn and a jawline that could cut glass? Sign me up, Saunders.

    8. Tamara Jaber

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    Tamara Jaber rose to fame as a member of the classic '00s pop band, Scandal'us. Following the band's split in 2002, Jaber launched her solo career and released two singles "Ooh Ahh" and "Hard for Me". She also had a short-lived marriage to Kylie Sandilands, before she relocated to the States (because who wants to live on the same continent as an ex?).

    9. Rob Mills

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    Rob Mills was yet another Australian Idol alumni, but also went on to appear in Neighbours, Dancing With The Stars, Underbelly and Celebrity Apprentice. In 2008, Mills also won the lead male role in the Australian production of Wicked, and followed it up with appearances in Grease, Legally Blonde and Ghost The Musical.

    10. Corey Worthington

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    How could you forget his garish yellow sunglasses and iconic topless/hoodie aesthetic? In 2008, Corey Worthington was at the centre of a media shit-storm when he threw a house party at his parents' Melbourne home. He followed it up with a stint on Big Brother, a short-lived DJ career and, most recently, an appearance on the 2018 season of Australian Ninja Warrior.

    11. Johnny Brady

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    Johnny (previously Beau) Brady was the '00s poster boy for frosted tips and has aged like a damn fine wine. His claim to fame was playing Noah Lawson on Home & Away, but he has since appeared in a range of other Aussie hits, including The Sapphires, Hyde & Seek, The Bill and Secret City.

    12. Nikki Webster

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    Who didn't watch Nikki Webster take to the stage at the opening of the 2000 Sydney Olympics and immediately start planning their audition tape for the closing ceremony? Webster went on to gift us with the classic '00s banger "Strawberry Kisses" and appeared in stage shows Hair, Rent and The Wizard Of Oz. She now runs three NSW-based dance studios for kids.

    13. Pia Miranda

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    Pia Miranda is honestly a national treasure. Following her breakout role in Looking For Alibrandi (still makes me weeeeep), Miranda went on to star in All Saints, The Secret Life Of Us and Wentworth Prison. Today, she is fighting it out on Australian Survivor and I'm putting all my money on her eventual victory.

    14. Lee Harding

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    After placing third in the 2005 season of Australian Idol, Harding released his debut album What's Wrong with This Picture? in 2006, before he was ultimately dropped by his label in 2007. Fame is so fleeting, amiright? Earlier this year, Harding reappeared on our screens, auditioning for The Voice Australia, but was eliminated after making it to the top nine.

    15. Tammin Sursok

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    A honey on Home & Away and a honey still today...Tammin Sursok traded in Summer Bay for LA in 2005, then went on to appear in Hannah Montana, Pretty Little Liars and The Young And The Restless. In 2018, she also produced and appeared in the TV show Aussie Girl, which was based loosely on her own life.

    16. Claire Holt

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    Us millennials fell in love with her as Emma from H20 (and honestly, that entire cast has aged even better than this lot), but Gen-Zers will better recognise Claire Holt for her work in Pretty Little Liars, Aquarius and as Rebekah in both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. She's also still BFFs with H20 co-star Phoebe Tonkin and if that doesn't warm your cold, dead heart, I don't know what will.

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