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Viewers amazed by X Factor finalist’s transformation on celebrity makeover show

She was unrecognisable

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O to the M to the G you won’t believe what Honey G looks like thanks to a sophisticated makeover.

The rapper found fame on The X Factor in 2016 where every week she performed in her trademark tracksuit, baseball cap and sunglasses.

Then: Honey G in her trademark cap, shades and tracksuit on The X Factor (Credit: ITV)

Now viewers have been able to see the woman behind the alter ego after the performer, whose real name is Anna Gilford, appeared on a celebrity version of Channel 5’s 100% Hotter.

The makeover show asks the public to rate someone’s look before and after their stylists have worked with them on their hair, make-up and clothes, with the aim of making them “100% hotter” in the eyes of the majority.

Now: The rapper was given an amazing makeover on 100% Hotter (Credit: Channel 5)

With Honey G, they swapped her garish casual clothes for a sleek black jumpsuit and banished her shades to show off her eyes with some smokey make-up.

The cap was also binned to allow her usual straight locks to flow, adding extensions to create more volume and curls.

Honey G couldn’t believe how different she looked – and neither could viewers (Credit: Channel 5)

The team did allow Honey G to keep some of her old self in her glam new look by embracing her penchant for gold by giving her heels in the shade and a gold necklace.

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When the rapper was finally allowed to see how she looked, she couldn’t believe her eyes.

Daniel K Palmer, left, was responsible for her new locks (Channel 5)

Standing in front of a mirror with hairdresser Daniel K Palmer, she said: “Wow, Oh My God, I never thought I’d look like this, this is crazy!”

Taking a closer look at her new image, she added: “I feel like a different woman. This is a side of me I have never seen in my whole life, I don’t know what to say!”

Viewers at home agreed that the transformation was unbelievable and they would never have recognised her as The X Factor star.

Honey G had to take a closer look at her new reflection (Credit: Channel 5)

One said on Twitter: “OMG how amazing did Honey G look. Get rid of them gigs and cap now love!”

Another agreed that she was “so much better looking” now while an amazed third person commented: “looking fantastic on Celebrity 100% Hotter…. I couldn’t believe it!”

Someone else pointed out: “Honey G looks like she could be Meghan Trainor’s mum. In a good way.”

Honey G’s appearance on the makeover show comes as she was rumoured to be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house.

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However, she wasn’t part of the all-female line-up when the show was launched earlier this week. And nobody would have recognised her if she was if she’s kept her new style!

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