There's no denying that "Big Ed" Brown has been a stand-out subject of the current season of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, if partly due to his unique appearance. Now, however, a decades-old photo of him has surfaced online, and fans absolutely can't believe the physical transformation. In the photo, a young Brown is shown posing in an all-white outfit with a short buzzcut and trim build.
The photo is from 1988, and many did not believe it was Brown at first, but he has since confirmed to TMZ that it is in fact him. According to the outlet, Brown explained that the photo was taken at the San Diego Zoo, while he was on a second date with his now ex-wife. Brown looks very different now, as he suffers from Klippel Feil syndrome, a congenital condition that results in two of the seven neck vertebrae fusing.
Fans of the show have since been commenting on the photo, with one Reddit user saying, "Yea somebody’s gonna have to show me some [evidence] that this is actually Ed before I can believe it." Another added, "I wish people would stop ripping on his neck and the fact he can’t turn his head. I have a friend with this disease and it's a horror to watch him deteriorate." Scroll down to see more reactions from 90 Day Fiance viewers.
His neck got bigger🧐— wasipepi (@Wasipepi) April 14, 2020
Its actually a disease that deformed his neck that way.— Alia (@AliaVanDamnIt) April 14, 2020
NO WAY— Linda Kindopp (@kindopp_linda) April 14, 2020
Well, that was quite a few years ago!— ruthless56 (@ruthless561) April 14, 2020
Y’all need to leave this poor man alone pic.twitter.com/enGSbiEZEO— Benjamin de la Fontaine (@careyfreddie1) April 14, 2020
Yeah I could tell he was decent in his younger days— *Sparkling TR3asure (@DatZetaLady) April 14, 2020
Looks shorter now hmmm— Fee Dee (@Feece) April 14, 2020
That’s why he had the audacity. 🧐— TiiL (@MzTeel) April 14, 2020
Yeah he was handsome in his younger days— Sarah Raizel (@RaizelSarah) April 14, 2020
No offense but the eye brows are not at all shaped like Ed’s and features do not even look like him. 🤷🏻♀️— Meeee (@mza0202) April 14, 2020
Must’ve called him big stud back then ;)— VeganCalledQuest (@vegancalledQ) April 14, 2020
absolutely no way— Brandan Motiuk (@brandanmm) April 14, 2020
He got some explaining to do?!?! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/MpHCMGeqIF— Mr George ✌🏿 (@OhMrGeorge) April 14, 2020
Omg your right!!— 🌴Lindy🌴 (@seymour_lindy) April 14, 2020
I love watching big Ed!!!— AnJeweLa (@ParanormalPuppy) April 14, 2020