MasterChef: George Calombaris shares unrecognizable throwback photo

George Calombaris shared a throwback to his high school years on Thursday, shocking fans with his full head of hair.

The former MasterChef judge, 43, stood at the edge of his lawn to pose for a photo aged 13 in his flashy school uniform.

“Look what my cousin Mahi dug up from her draw! From 01/30/1992!’ He captioned the picture on Instagram.

George Calombaris, 43, (pictured) shared a throwback to his high school years on Thursday, shocking fans with his full head of hair

George Calombaris, 43, (pictured) shared a throwback to his high school years on Thursday, shocking fans with his full head of hair

George Calombaris, 43, (pictured) shared a throwback to his high school years on Thursday, shocking fans with his full head of hair

In it he wore the black blazer, trousers and blue tie from Mazenod College, a Catholic boys’ school in Mulgrave, Victoria.

Fans were shocked to see the full head of black hair he once had, with one saying: “Look at all that hair. It existed at one point.’

It comes as the disgraced celebrity chef rebuilds his life from the ashes of his failed restaurant career.

The former MasterChef judge stood at the edge of his lawn to pose for a photo at the age of 13 in his flashy school uniform. He dressed in the black blazer, trousers and blue tie of Mazenod College, a boys' Catholic school in Mulgrave Victoria

The former MasterChef judge stood at the edge of his lawn to pose for a photo at the age of 13 in his flashy school uniform. He dressed in the black blazer, trousers and blue tie of Mazenod College, a boys' Catholic school in Mulgrave Victoria

The former MasterChef judge stood at the edge of his lawn to pose for a photo at the age of 13 in his flashy school uniform. He dressed in the black blazer, trousers and blue tie of Mazenod College, a boys’ Catholic school in Mulgrave Victoria

His friend, Australian TV presenter Eddie McGuire, helped him find a new job after losing his Made Establishment (MAdE) hospitality business to liquidators in 2020.

George had been ordered to repay $7.8 million in unpaid wages to 515 current and former employees.

The saga was a series of scandals – including charges against Calombaris for assaulting a teenage football fan – that sent the ex-businessman on a dark downward spiral where he “cried a lot” and found solace in liquor bottles.

It comes as the disgraced celebrity chef rebuilds his life from the ashes of his failed restaurant career. Pictured with former MasterChef co-stars Matt Preston (center) and Gary Mehigan (left).

It comes as the disgraced celebrity chef rebuilds his life from the ashes of his failed restaurant career. Pictured with former MasterChef co-stars Matt Preston (center) and Gary Mehigan (left).

It comes as the disgraced celebrity chef rebuilds his life from the ashes of his failed restaurant career. Pictured with former MasterChef co-stars Matt Preston (center) and Gary Mehigan (left).

After hitting rock bottom, he moved with his family to Arthur’s Seat on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula in March 2020, where he has since adopted a community-oriented outlook on life.

Now high-profile hoteliers and their glamorous wives have given the former reality TV star a fresh start in hospitality by hiring him as culinary director for their luxury beachfront hotel, Hotel Sorrento.

Calombaris joined the family business, owned by Rob and Anne Pitt and run by their children Bridget, Marcus and Myles – who is married to model and Instagram influencer Brooke Hogan – after meeting their famous mutual friend Eddie.

His friend, Australian TV presenter Eddie McGuire (pictured), helped him find a new job after losing his hospitality company Made Establishment (MAdE) to liquidators in 2020

His friend, Australian TV presenter Eddie McGuire (pictured), helped him find a new job after losing his hospitality company Made Establishment (MAdE) to liquidators in 2020

His friend, Australian TV presenter Eddie McGuire (pictured), helped him find a new job after losing his hospitality company Made Establishment (MAdE) to liquidators in 2020

“I was walking with Eddie McGuire and he was whispering in my ear to go back to work. He said: “Enough is enough, time has passed, we want the chef back,” Calombaris told The Herald Sun.

“He wanted me to do a pop-up and I said I didn’t have the infrastructure to do it. One thing led to another and I got to know the Pitt family who own this incredible institution that has been in their family for 41 years.

“They have big plans, big ambitions, they want to double their presence. So they brought me on board to help and support. i really love it I even learned how to pour a beer the other day.”

Founded in 1872 and owned and operated by the Pitts since 1981, this boutique hotel features an award-winning restaurant, several bars, first class accommodation and conference and wedding facilities.

Now high-profile hoteliers and their glamorous wives have given the former reality TV star a fresh start in hospitality by hiring him as culinary director for their luxury beachfront hotel, Hotel Sorrento. Pictured with co-owners Myles (left) and Marcus (right).

Now high-profile hoteliers and their glamorous wives have given the former reality TV star a fresh start in hospitality by hiring him as culinary director for their luxury beachfront hotel, Hotel Sorrento. Pictured with co-owners Myles (left) and Marcus (right).

Now high-profile hoteliers and their glamorous wives have given the former reality TV star a fresh start in hospitality by hiring him as culinary director for their luxury beachfront hotel, Hotel Sorrento. Pictured with co-owners Myles (left) and Marcus (right).

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk


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