You may not at first recognise the girl in these photos.
That’s despite the fact she grew up to star in the likes of Home And Away, Pretty Little Liars and The Young And The Restless.
Which is in part why Tammin Sursok decided to share them with fans.
Taking to Instagram, the Aussie actress shared her story of “a little girl close to 200 pounds, who woke up one day and decided enough was enough”.
“So I was going through some pictures from my family home and I came across these. It actually took me back to a place of painful memories,” she explained.
“I remember the lack of self love and the lack of compassion I had for myself.
“I think it’s important to speak about this around the holidays- especially when all we are seeing is everyones “highlight” reel, the filters, the perfect families, the perfect bodies – and I know there are many people out there who are struggling, who don’t feel like they are enough, who have no hope.
“I PROMISE you, you can change your life. You can get out of a painful situation. It takes one positive step in the right direction. Just one step.
“This is not about weight, it’s about positive change from whatever negative situation you find yourself in.”
It’s obviously a message which has resonated with many.
In just a day, the post has been like more than 24.5k times and hundreds of comments thanking her.
Now 33 and a mother to two-year-old Phoenix, Tammin’s proof that it does just take one positive step.