We haven’t seen much of NeNe Leakes’s fellow “tall” Marlo Hampton in a minute, but the outspoken gal — who may or may not be on the outs with NeNe these days — is said to return in the coming episodes. And in honor of her return, we’re sharing one of the best #TBT photo shares we’ve seen in a long time, courtesy of Marlo herself.

Credit: Marlo Hampton in Instagram

Most fans of Real Housewives of Atlanta know Marlo as the glamorous drama-lover, always decked out to the nines and making a grand entrance and exit — for better or for worse. But the friend of the Housewives hasn’t always been as high fashion fabulous as she now appears.

Marlo generously shared a throwback pic of herself on Instagram today, and if we hadn’t been told it was her, we’d never have known! Gone are the long silky straight locks and slinky gowns, and in its place? A young, makeup-free gal with natural short hair and a grin from ear to ear. She captions the shot: “#Acne #eyebrowsnotarched #massbrotherssuit #redlipstick #cologatesmile #thegoodoledays.”

Clearly, Marlo was just abiding by the rules of ‘80s or ‘90s style, so we can’t fault her for her fashion choices. But we have to admit, we sort of like seeing this side to the pot-stirrer. She looks so young and innocent — so free of shade!

What do you think of Marlo’s throwback shot? Did you recognize her? Tell us in the comments below.

Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!