It’s safe to say that over the years, several X Factor contestants have completely changed into different human beings.

Some are practically unrecognisable, thanks to the help of expensive make up, designer clothing, puberty, cosmetic surgery, and maybe even bleaching…

Here is a recap of some X Factor transformations.

6. One Direction

onedirection beforeafter

5. Jeanette Akuax factor Jeanette Akua before and after

4. Little Mixx factor little mix before and after

3. Leona Lewis

leona lewis before after x factor

2. Alexandra Burke

Alexandra before and after

1. Cher Lloydcherlloyd before and after

Isn’t fame a beautiful thing.