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Jane Bunn: Rare footage of Australia’s favourite weather presenter surfaces

She’s the voluptuous country girl who won the hearts of Australian viewers with her breezy weather reports for Channel Seven.

But before her big break, the 40-year-old meteorologist was a fan favourite at WIN News Victoria between 2009 and 2014.

Footage of Jane from around this time shows her looking decidedly more casual in low-cut singlets and plunging summer dresses.

The style evolution of Australia's favourite weather presenter: How country girl Jane Bunn swapped low-cut singlets for designer dresses when she moved from WIN to Channel Seven

The style evolution of Australia’s favourite weather presenter: How country girl Jane Bunn swapped low-cut singlets for designer dresses when she moved from WIN to Channel Seven

By contrast, she now wears stylish yet conservative outfits on air, and rarely if ever shows off her famous cleavage. 

When it came time to move to the big leagues, Jane apparently had a rude awakening.

Stepping in front of the Channel Seven cameras for the first time, a producer was forced to interrupt her audition with some friendly advice.

Country girl: Before her big break at Channel Seven, the 40-year-old meteorologist was a fan favourite at WIN News Victoria between 2009 and 2014

Country girl: Before her big break at Channel Seven, the 40-year-old meteorologist was a fan favourite at WIN News Victoria between 2009 and 2014

Hello, boys! Footage of Jane from around this time shows her looking decidedly more casual in low-cut singlets and plunging summer dresses

Hello, boys! Footage of Jane from around this time shows her looking decidedly more casual in low-cut singlets and plunging summer dresses

Hello, boys! Footage of Jane from around this time shows her looking decidedly more casual in low-cut singlets and plunging summer dresses

Changes: When it came time to move to the big leagues, Jane's fashion evolved significantly

Changes: When it came time to move to the big leagues, Jane’s fashion evolved significantly

According to the Herald Sun, the crew member ‘whispered into her ear that she was doing a great job, but [needed] to take a step back from her mark because she was “covering Brisbane”.’

Jane, who laughed off the incident, now only wears outfits that flatter her curves and won’t distract from her weather reports. 

‘I’m getting a better idea, thanks to wardrobe, on what looks good on my body and what doesn’t,’ she said in August 2015.

Covering up: By contrast, she now wears stylish yet conservative outfits on air, and rarely if ever shows off her famous cleavage

Covering up: By contrast, she now wears stylish yet conservative outfits on air, and rarely if ever shows off her famous cleavage

Lesson learned! Stepping in front of the Channel Seven cameras for the first time in 2009, a producer was forced to interrupt Jane's audition with some friendly advice

Lesson learned! Stepping in front of the Channel Seven cameras for the first time in 2009, a producer was forced to interrupt Jane's audition with some friendly advice

Lesson learned! Stepping in front of the Channel Seven cameras for the first time in 2009, a producer was forced to interrupt Jane’s audition with some friendly advice

Distracting! The crew member 'whispered into her ear that she was doing a great job, but [needed] to take a step back from her mark because she was "covering Brisbane"'

Distracting! The crew member ‘whispered into her ear that she was doing a great job, but [needed] to take a step back from her mark because she was “covering Brisbane”‘ 

‘I know I’m not stick thin. I love my food and I love a wine every now and then. I’m trying to do the best I can, but a good meal – I love it.’

Jane, who is married to IT consultant Michael and lives in Melbourne, signed a new three-year contract with Channel Seven in April.

And despite her relatively low profile outside of Victoria, she has become one of Australia’s most popular TV stars on social media. 

Today's forecast, red hot! Jane, who laughed off the incident during her audition, now only wears outfits that flatter her curves and won't distract from her weather reports

Today’s forecast, red hot! Jane, who laughed off the incident during her audition, now only wears outfits that flatter her curves and won’t distract from her weather reports

Bombshell: The talented meteorologist, who is married to IT consultant Michael and lives in Melbourne, signed a new three-year contract with Channel Seven in April

Bombshell: The talented meteorologist, who is married to IT consultant Michael and lives in Melbourne, signed a new three-year contract with Channel Seven in April

Somebody's popular! The glamorous blonde has a cult following among middle-aged male viewers, and is often besieged with very flattering Facebook comments

Somebody’s popular! The glamorous blonde has a cult following among middle-aged male viewers, and is often besieged with very flattering Facebook comments

The glamorous blonde has a cult following among middle-aged male viewers, and is often besieged with very flattering Facebook comments. 

While these comments are mostly innocent in nature, Jane has been forced to deal with her fair share of lewd messages in the past. 

Earlier this month, Jane deleted one of her Instagram posts after it received an avalanche of sexually explicit comments.

Facebook phenomenon: Despite her relatively low profile outside of Victoria, Jane has become one of Australia's most popular TV stars on social media

Facebook phenomenon: Despite her relatively low profile outside of Victoria, Jane has become one of Australia’s most popular TV stars on social media 

Oh, no! Earlier this month, Jane was forced to delete one of her Instagram posts after it received an avalanche of sexually explicit comments. After deleting the photo (above), Jane re-uploaded an edited version of the same image, this time cropped just below her neck

Oh, no! Earlier this month, Jane was forced to delete one of her Instagram posts after it received an avalanche of sexually explicit comments. After deleting the photo (above), Jane re-uploaded an edited version of the same image, this time cropped just below her neck

The photo showed Jane posing in a swimsuit while celebrating her 40th birthday at the beach in Noosa, Queensland.

After deleting the photo, Jane re-uploaded an edited version of the same image, this time cropped just below her neck.

The weather presenter is so popular that one viewer even had her face tattooed on his rib cage in April last year.

Unwanted attention: While comments left below Jane's Instagram posts are mostly innocent in nature, she has been forced to deal with her fair share of lewd messages in the past

Unwanted attention: While comments left below Jane’s Instagram posts are mostly innocent in nature, she has been forced to deal with her fair share of lewd messages in the past 

As reported by the Geelong Advertiser, the super-fan known only as ‘Scott’ asked for the tattoo to be as discreet as possible so as not to upset his partner.

‘Scott wanted Jane first put on his pec, but after having a chat with his missus we decided to put it on his ribs,’ said tattoo artist Paul Blackhall.

‘That way, in the event of an amorous moment, she wouldn’t have to look at Jane all the time.’ 

Jane told the newspaper she was ‘quite flattered [the fan] had gone to that much trouble.’

Tatt's quite a compliment! The weather presenter is so popular that one super-fan even had her face tattooed on his rib cage in April last year

Tatt’s quite a compliment! The weather presenter is so popular that one super-fan even had her face tattooed on his rib cage in April last year

Er, thanks! Jane said she was 'quite flattered [the fan] had gone to that much trouble'. Pictured on March 13, 2019 in Melbourne

Er, thanks! Jane said she was ‘quite flattered [the fan] had gone to that much trouble’. Pictured on March 13, 2019 in Melbourne

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