People Left Stunned After 'X Factor' Rapper Honey G's Dramatic Transformation

You may remember rapper Honey G from The X Factor back in 2016, when she was probably more known for her unique look than her musical abilities - and became one of the most talked-about acts of the series for all the wrong reasons.

Well, she's looking pretty different these days, following a dramatic transformation on a TV makeover show:

Credit: Channel 5

Once found in tracksuits, sunglasses, caps and bling, her look before was definitely a bit of an acquired taste - and certainly didn't make any of us love her music any more.

But whatever your thoughts were on the wannabe rapper - real name Anna Gilford - there's no denying that's one pretty incredible transformation.

Channel 5
Channel 5

The makeover took place on Channel 5's Celebrity 100 Per Cent Hotter last night, where her trademark look was replaced by a glammed-up, grown-up alternative, with hair extensions, false eyelashes and a sleek black outfit. No bling, no trackie bottoms and certainly no awful sunglasses.

Viewers were left genuinely stunned, saying she looked like a completely different person.

She even got complimentary messages from other famous faces, like Boy George and fellow X Factor alumnus Sam Bailey, who said she looked 'amazing'.

Honey G was on the 13th series of The X Factor, which aired in 2016 and was eventually won by Matt Terry (yeah, us neither).

She was finally booted out of the singing competition after finding herself in the bottom two for the second week running. Judges voted to save Five After Midnight, who also failed to pull in the votes after their rendition of 'Uptown Funk' during the live show. They were also fairly shit, too, to be honest.

Wonder what the chances are of her returning to the show with a new music style that matches her mature, sleek look? Nah, okay, best not risk it after what she put us through last time...

Featured Image Credit: The X Factor / ITV

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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