THEY start their journey on the X Factor looking just like the rest of us and while some stay the same, other contestants undergo incredibly sexy transformations.
Here are just some of the sexiest and sassiest transformations that X Factor hopefuls have gone through since starting their lives in the legendary audition rooms.
Scarlett Lee looked completely different before she opted for her trademark bold makeup.
While the talented 20-year-old has thrilled audiences with her vocals, many have found her deep orange makeup a little overwhelming.
During a recent episode of the ITV talent show, one fan tweeted a picture of Scarlett from when she was 13 and exclaimed: “Hard to believe it’s the same girl.”
And while her appearance has left people at home with raised eyebrows, the makeup artist insisted to The Sun Online that she doesn’t wear fake tan, and blamed the cameras.
She said: “I never had tan on. I am genuinely dark, but the cameras made me look so much darker then what I actually was.”
“I went and bought make-up and foundation for the TV and it just went horribly wrong. It made me look even darker.”
Fans of the singing show were used to seeing Honey G is her tracksuit, trainers and backwards cap.
That all changed when the rapper decided to strip off for one of the X Factor’s sexiest ever shots – as she announced she was a lesbian.
In the Sun’s exclusive pictures, Honey sent temperatures soaring as she unleashed her wild side by posing completely topless. She was later seen snogging a mystery woman as she embraced her sexuality publicly.
Ray Quinn was a child actor who had a pop at singing fame in the X Factor back in 2006 when he came in second to Leona Lewis.
He went on to star in Dancing On Ice and his transformation from child star to bonafide hunk began.
It wasn’t long until Ray was a full on beef cake, sharing oiled up topless shots whenever he gets a chance.
Back in 2008 Spanish singer Ruth Lorenzo appeared on the X Factor and instantly had a fan in a rather smitten Simon Cowell.
Her first audition saw her dressed in an ill-fitting black suit and big frizzy hair but as she progressed in the show, she gradually became more and more sexy.
And by the final her transformation into sexy senorita was complete – leaving Simon Cowell speechless.
Chloe Khan, or Chloe Mafia, as she was known back then, is one of the most famous transformations the show has ever seen.
She first hit headlines when she auditioned for the show in 2010 and while she was wearing ripped jeans and a crop top, her look was far from sexy.
Now, Chloe has undergone a lot of surgery – bringing her boobs to a whopping 32HH, she’s starred in Playboy and is regularly posing in her undies.
When Little Mix first appeared on the X Factor in 2011 they were four sweet and innocent wannabe pop stars, with a quirky sense of style.
After winning the show, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall started to shed their cute and innocent looks.
And today the girls’ couldn’t be sexier, in fact they’ve even been accused of being too provocative on stage!
He won a pretty huge fanbase back in 2012 when he first appeared on the X Factor, with many comparing him to Harry Styles.
And things only got better as he got older and shed the floppy hair and baby face.
These days George has model good looks, impressive abs and thankfully is a fan of a topless shoot or two.
Jedward appeared on the singing talent contest back in 2009, with matching quiffs and matching outfits.
While they were often considered a bit of a joke act, they built up a huge fan following.
As the years have progressed, the boys have shed their little boy look and have experimented with a number of sexy shoots.
Sam was rather understated when she first appeared on the X Factor in 2013.
But her audition look was soon a thing of the past and as they weeks progressed she shed the pounds and underwent a glamorous make-over.
After winning the show, she started to look sexier than ever and she even posed in her underwear on a couple of occasion.
Cher was a hugely memorable contestant when she starred in the show in 2010 but it wasn’t for being sexy.
But after coming fourth and finding her own voice, she also found her own look.
Now, she’s had a Hollywood transformation and is looking sexier than ever.
Leona Lewis looked dramatically different to the star viewers voted for on The X Factor – when she showed off her slender legs and ultra-toned figure in a high thigh-split gown at an LA charity event.
The willowy 2006 X Factor winner, 32, was almost unrecognisable in the cut-out dress with her hair scraped back, emphasising her dramatic cheekbones.
Life-long vegetarian Leona has lost lots of weight and transformed her image in the last eleven years, and recently she revealed how she keeps fit.
She said: “I do four hour-long workouts per week – everything from SoulCycle to hiking with my dog.”
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