11/07/2013 19:27 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

From Drab To Fab: Old Photo Reveals Victoria Pendleton Wasn't Always Quite So Glamorous

We've all got them: those unflattering old photos we don't want anyone else to see.

Fortunately for us, we can keep ours hidden in a box at the back of the cupboard.

But, unfortunately for Victoria Pendleton, when you're an Olympic gold medallist, as well as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, these things have a way of resurfacing.


Back at the 2004 Athens Games, there was no sign of the glamazon we now see before us strutting her stuff on the Strictly dance floor.

Way back before makeup artists and hair stylists got their hands on her, Victoria was working with frizzy blonde curls and battling teen skin.


In short, a far cry from the sleek raven-haired beauty look that landed her a big-cash campaign with Pantene and a host of male admirers.

See more pics of Victoria's top looks here: