TOWIE's Chris Clark looks barely recognisable in shirtless throwback snap as he displays much fuller figure
These days he's a keen fitness fanatic with the rippling muscles to prove it.
Yet this wasn't always the case for Chris Clark who shared a throwback snap from 2014 looking a world away from his present day buff-body look.
The TOWIE star, 23 showcased his dramatic transformation with a photo of him partying with pals at Hideout Festival in Croatia three years ago sporting a fuller figure.
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Transformed: TOWIE's Chris Clark, 23, shared a pre-weight loss throwback snap of his 2014 Croatian holiday looking a world away from his present day buff-body look
Wearing a pair of red checked swimming trunks, the reality TV star didn't boast the impeccably toned abs he boasts now.
Holding a cigarette loosely between his lips, the star sported a tousled hair do which highlighted his younger face and boyish looks.
Fast-forward three years and the star has added some solid muscle to his now impressive frame, sporting impossibly chiseled features and bulging biceps.
Fun in the sun: Chris looks drastically different in the throwback snap which sees him surrounded by friends including co-star Myles Barnett (L)
Banter: Chris' co-stars were shocked by the snap and flooded his page with comments
Captioning his picture, the personal trainer turned reality TV star said: 'Throwback / Transformation Thursday for ya! Hideout festival 2014 guess who!'
The picture quickly caught fire with fans complimenting Chris on his weight loss, as well as dropping in a bit of cheeky banter at the Essex boy.
Co-star Myles Barnett who was also in the snap, wrote: 'You've got in better shape and I've got into worse'
Myles' girlfriend Courtney Green also commented on the post, writing: 'Ommmmmmmgggg' whilst her best friend Chloe Meadows added: 'Oh boys'.
Transformation: The star's shock throwback snap prompted a stream of comments from his fans and fellow TOWIE co-stars who were amazed by the transformation
The snap didn't provoke any comments, however, from his stunning new girlfriend Amber Dowding.
Chris also had a fleeting romance with Little Mix's Jesy Nelson but things were not to be.
He explained of their brief time together to OK! Magazine: 'Our relationship came at a difficult time, because the band were touring America, so we mostly spoke on the phone. She was only in my life for about three months.’
Cute couple: The snap didn't provoke any comments, however, from his stunning new girlfriend Amber Dowding
Yet, he went on to explain that his own insecurities had also caused him to break things off with Jesy, and make him realise that ex Amber was actually the one for him.
‘I didn’t understand why she was interested in me – I’m just someone from TOWIE,' he continued. 'I always felt like second best to Jesy. But that was my issue, not hers.’
Reflecting on the backlash he received following the sudden break-up, he added that he had not been the bad guy in the situation - as the pair had ended amicably.
Split: Chris also had a fleeting romance with Little Mix's Jesy Nelson but things were not to be
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