The Bachelor 2016 star Olena Khamula looks VERY different these days

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Remember her? Bachelor star Olena Khamula looks VERY different these days – four years after her tense exit from Richie Strahan’s season

She’s the Ukranian-born model who left Richie Strahan stumbling over his words on The Bachelor Australia back in 2016.

And Olena Khamula still looks just as striking four years later, even though her appearance has changed significantly since her brush with fame.

These days, the 27-year-old makeup artist has swapped her Hollywood blonde locks for a more understated brunette hairstyle.

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Remember her? Former Bachelor star Olena Khamula looks rather different these days, four years after her tense exit from Richie Strahan’s season in 2016. Pictured on The Bachelor

She has also embraced a more laid-back style, in contrast to the glamorous ballgowns she wore on the Channel 10 dating show.

Olena showed off her new look in an Instagram post on Tuesday, posing in a chic knit sweater and wearing minimal makeup.

Bachelor fans will remember Olena for her sometimes hostile conversations with leading man Richie towards the end of the fourth season.

Make-under: Olena, 27, showed off her new look in an Instagram post on Tuesday, posing in a chic knit sweater and wearing minimal makeup

Make-under: Olena, 27, showed off her new look in an Instagram post on Tuesday, posing in a chic knit sweater and wearing minimal makeup

Transformed: The Ukranian-born model and makeup artist has swapped her Hollywood blonde locks for an understated brunette hairstyle. Pictured  on The Bachelor

Stunning: Olena still looks just as striking today, even though her appearance has changed significantly since her brush with fame. Pictured in March

Transformed: The Ukranian-born model and makeup artist has swapped her Hollywood blonde locks for an understated brunette hairstyle. Pictured left on The Bachelor, and right in March

During hometown week, she confronted the rope-access technician about whether he was ready for a long-distance relationship.

At one stage, she lost her temper and snapped: ‘You want to live in a fairy tale but this is the real s***!’ 

When she was sent packing at the subsequent rose ceremony, Olena looked like she hardly cared as she offered Richie a stilted, formal farewell. 

Ice queen: Bachelor fans will remember Olena for her sometimes hostile conversations with leading man Richie (right) towards the end of the fourth season

Ice queen: Bachelor fans will remember Olena for her sometimes hostile conversations with leading man Richie (right) towards the end of the fourth season

‘It was a great pleasure meeting you… I was glad that you were there by my side,’ she said.

‘I really hope one of those two girls is someone that you’re going to be loving for the rest of your life. Thank you.’  

Richie later told producers that sending Olena home was an easy decision.

‘Saying goodbye to Olena wasn’t that difficult,’ he admitted. 

Tense: During hometown week, she angrily confronted Richie about whether he was ready for a long-distance relationship. He later said that 'saying goodbye to Olena wasn't that difficult'

Tense: During hometown week, she angrily confronted Richie about whether he was ready for a long-distance relationship. He later said that ‘saying goodbye to Olena wasn’t that difficult’

‘I want to be with a woman that’s going to love me for me and someone that’s going to see challenges ahead and want to work and overcome them together.’

Olena began dating property developer Rodney Maroun shortly after filming The Bachelor. They married in December 2019.

Richie ended up splitting with his winning contestant, Alex Nation, and is now in a relationship with Perth native Jenayah Thompson.

Just married! Olena began dating property developer Rodney Maroun (left) shortly after filming The Bachelor, and they married in December 2019. Pictured on their wedding day

Just married! Olena began dating property developer Rodney Maroun (left) shortly after filming The Bachelor, and they married in December 2019. Pictured on their wedding day

Happily ever after: Richie ended up splitting with his winning contestant, Alex Nation, and is now in a relationship with Perth native Jenayah Thompson (left)

Happily ever after: Richie ended up splitting with his winning contestant, Alex Nation, and is now in a relationship with Perth native Jenayah Thompson (left)

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