5 Facts of Jo McPharlin!

The 42 years old Jo McPharlin AKA Foxy Jojo came to the media attention after she was selected for the season 5 of the Married at First Sight Australia.

McPharlin was born on November 4, 1977, in Adelaide, South Australia. Following her appearance in MAFS, she used her fan following and became a social media sensation instead.

There are a lot of things her fans want to know about, so here’s a list of five things about Jo McPharlin.


5. Came to Fame from MAFS

Jo McPharlin rose to the limelight after she appeared in the fifth season of Married at First Sight. She was a participant of the show who paired up with her on-screen partner, Sean Donnelly, in 2018.

Sean and Foxy on MAFS!
Foxy jojo and Sean Donnelly at MAFS.
Source: Dailymail Australia

The show is basically based on a Danish series of the same name. MAFS starts with three couples who marry in their first meeting and then spend eight weeks together before choosing to stay married or divorce.

4. McPharlin and Sean D

The duo, Jo McPharlin, and Pub Manager, Sean Donnelly first met at MAFS season 5, episode 2, and got married. Since the beginning of the show, Sean seemed to be uninterested about Jo, but they held on for quite a while.

Sean breaks down at the commitment ceremony.

When it was time for the first commitment ceremony, Jo was all in; she wanted to stay in the relationship with Sean. However, in the case of Donnelly, he decided to leave. A disappointed Jo tried to talk it out with Sean but, he didn’t want to say a single word about their relationship.

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On her post of September 22, 2019, Jojo remembered taking her biggest leap of faith to marry a complete stranger. Though it was a bumpy roller coaster ride for her, she says she never regrets her time on the show. Here’s the post!

Foxy Jojo talks about her time in MAFS.
Jo McPharlin talks about her time in MAFS.
Source: Jo McPharlin’s Instagram

3. Mother of Two

The 42 years old Foxy Jojo is a mother of two kids. She gave birth to a son and a daughter with her former husband. But, there’s no information about who her husband was and what happened between the pair.

Jo McPharlin is a single mother to two kids.
Jo McPharlin with her son and daughter.
Source: Jo McPharlin’s Instagram

The relationship between Jo and her children seem to be great, as she often features her kids on her social media platform. On September 1, 2019, Foxy took to her Instagram to share a photo with her kids. She wished herself, and the single mumma’s out there a Happy Father’s Day.

2. Weight Loss of 20 Kgs

Jo McPharlin lost over 20 kgs of weight in just over a year. Her secrets? She cut out sugary and fizzy drinks, alcohol while keeping active. She also followed a ketogenic diet while also using an Electronic Muscle Stimulation Device to lose all that fat.

Jojo recently took to her Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing a blue polka dot dress. While some of her fans commented on the post saying she lost weight only because of her weight loss surgery, others wrote that she was losing way too much weight. After such criticisms, Jo deleted all the comments and turned off comments on that specific post.

Jo McPharlin's fans criticize her for losing too much weight and going through a weight loss surgery.
Jo McPharlin’s fans think her weight loss was because of a weight loss surgery.
Source: Jo McPharlin’s Instagram

A day later, she posted a live video on her IG explaining what she was doing. According to her, she hasn’t lost weight for four months; she’s just toning her body. She also stated that her weight loss was all her hard work rather than surgery.

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Here’s a link to Jo McPharlin’s Weight Loss Story if you wanna know more about it!

1. Asked Her Fans to Help Her Renovate Her Home

On October 30, 2019, Jo McPharlin posted a live video on her Instagram asking her fans to help her in the renovation of her bedroom before Christmas. She asked for help after admitting that she had “zero money” to work with.

I literally have the same bedroom. I’ve been in the same house for 15 years. It’s gone through a divorce, it’s gone through a relationship, and now I just want to make it my little oasis, my little creature comfort home away from home.

Jo McPharlin on renovating her home!

Jo also gave her followers a tour of her bedroom, which contained a bed, two tables, a dresser, and a cupboard, and stated that she only had $1000 to work with. She further went on to reveal that she moved in 15 years ago when everything was “pink, pink, and pink.”


McPharlin ended the video by asking her fans to help her out. She pleaded, “People, please help. Please help me.”

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