Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis is known for his signature unkempt beard.
And now Daily Mail Australia can reveal what the 54-year-old landscape architect looked like without his facial fuzz.
Throwback photos have resurfaced of Costa, who began growing his beard more than a decade ago, as a clean-shaven young man.
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Revealed: What Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis, 54, looks like WITHOUT a beard. Pictured at the Logie Awards at The Star Gold Coast on Sunday night
Gardening Australia fans would no doubt struggle to recognise the Logie-winning TV personality without his long, scraggy beard.
Costa previously revealed that he decided to grow his facial hair ‘long before [he] got involved with television.
‘It’s not a fad, it’s not a trend,’ he said in February, adding that many people still assume the beard is designed to ‘hide something’.
Blast from the past! Gardening Australia fans would no doubt struggle to recognise Costa without his long, scraggy beard. Pictured in his younger years
‘My issue is I hate shaving!’ Costa previously revealed that he decided to grow his facial hair ‘long before [he] got involved with television
‘People try to interpret that I’m hiding something, that personally I’ve got problems, that I’ve got deep inherent issues,’ Costa said.
‘No, there’s no issue! My issue is I hate shaving… so I don’t. And that’s what you get!’
Costa made his TV debut in 2009 as the host of Costa’s Garden Odyssey on SBS, and later took over as the presenter of Gardening Australia in 2012.
Happy days! Costa won Most Popular Presenter at the TV Week Logie Awards
Costa was nominated for the Gold Logie on Sunday, but lost out to fellow ABC presenter Tom Gleeson.
He didn’t go home empty-handed, however, as he won Most Popular Presenter and Gardening Australia was voted Most Popular Lifestyle Program.
During his acceptance speech, he thanked the public broadcaster for taking a risk by ‘backing a half-man, half-hedge’.
Winners are grinners! Costa was nominated for the Gold Logie on Sunday, but lost out to fellow ABC presenter Tom Gleeson