NIKKI Webster has shocked fans as she looked unrecognisable 23 years after she stole the show at the Sydney Olympics.
The former child star, 36, revealed her all-new look during a surprise appearance on Aussie breakfast show Sunrise.
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Nikki’s trademark blonde locks were transformed into a fresh sleek and straight look, leaving viewers surprised when she appeared on screen.
She was featured in the morning programme to celebrate the 15-year birthday of her dance school, Dance Nikki Webster.
Wearing a bright red jacket and a striped top, the mum-of two said she was proud to see how far her business had come.
“We’ve got the two studios — this year we’re celebrating 15 years which is just amazing,” she said.
“ It’s my brother and I — Scott and I — and we started the studios together.
“We’re just so passionate and we’re just so grateful to have been on the journey of so many incredibly talented students along the way and they’re part of their dance family.
“We love what we do and we’re so happy and proud of every single one of them.”
Dance Nikki Webster has two locations in Sydney’s Leichhardt and the NSW Central Coast.
Nikki’s son, Malachi, also appeared on Sunrise, dancing in the studio and following his mother’s famous footsteps.
The Aussie pop singer rose to fame aged only 13.
Falling gracefully from the sky, Nikki was dropped into the then-named Stadium Australia to perform in the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony.
Nikki then released her song Strawberry Kisses in 2001, which made number 21 on the list of Top 25 singles in Australia.
She wasn’t the only child celebrity to look unrecognisable once all grown up.
Jurassic Park’s young stars looked completely different as they reunited thirty years after the hit film.
“It was incredible to see you again after all these years, Joe (@joe_mazzello)! Thank you so much @amblin @universalpictures for creating this Legacy family so many years ago.”
Joe also posted the pics for his half a million followers and wrote: “So this happened. Haven’t seen this lovely lady since she was a foot taller than me. And a big thank you to the guy behind us for bringing us together all those years ago.”
The pair’s Instagram followers loved the blast of nostalgia.
One commented: “Can’t believe the movie is already 30 years old. I remember seeing it in the theater with my mom. You guys were great in it.”
In 2001, Nikki released Strawberry Kisses, which made the top of Aussie music chartsGetty