Fans of Home And Away were surprised to spot Leah Patterson-Baker, who is played by actress Ada Nicodemou, with braces on her teeth in an old episode of the programme
Fans of Home And Away were astounded to see Leah Patterson-Baker wearing a brace in a previous episode.
The Ada Nicodemou-played character currently sports a wire-free smile, but in the early 2000s, she was strapped into a brace.
Many fans, though, seem to have forgotten that the star ever wore one.
It recently came up after a fan of the Australian drama tweeted a vintage image of Leah, who debuted on Summer Bay in 2000, in a brace while she lay in a hospital bed.
One person claimed, “I never noticed and never knew Leah had braces on her teeth when Leah gave birth to baby Pippa.
“I thought only kids and teenagers had braces.
I didn’t see her with them when I first started watching the soap opera in 2006.
Another recalled, “I assume she had them for a long.”
A few years after her initial tryout, in 2000, Ada was cast in the Australian soap opera.
When she first went through the audition process in the 1990s, Laura Vasquez won the role of Sarah Thompson.
However, it appears that she made an impression on the soap opera producers because Ada was swiftly cast in the role of Leah once her name was mentioned when the position was developed.
She described working on the soap opera to the West Australian earlier this year, saying, “I am extremely pleased here; I adore it. Why would I leave such an excellent job when I have wonderful friends?
“I have been doing it for so long that it’s part of my life now. I manage to still be mum, and a partner, and to work — it’s a great lifestyle.”