X Factor finalist Sam Bailey’s dramatic makeover has been revealed, showing the 35-year-old mother-of-two with a glossy new look.
The prison officer, who first wowed the judges with her rendition of Beyonce’s Listen, has been given a new hairdo for her transformation.
“I’m all glammed up now but at prison I have no make-up and scrape my hair back, no admirers — but I got called a MILF the other day, by Kingsland Road,” she said.
“I told my husband, he was like, ‘yeah OK’.”
Sam admitted she didn’t understand the reference at first: “I was like, ‘I like it, but I don’t know what it is, and they explained it and I was like, ‘oh oh, it’s a bit rude!’!
“I’m old enough to be some of their mums.
“This competition is tougher than working in the prison. When I was at judges’ houses I was completely stripped back with no amplification of my voice or anything; the heat was just bearing down on me.
“Having Sharon as my mentor is amazing; she gave me a massive hug and even made me a cup of tea at her house. The whole thing still doesn’t feel real to me.”
Julia Carta, the X Factor’s official make-up artist said: “Preparation is key to get Sam’s skin ready. To get the look we gave her a facial from Beauty Lab [cheekbones not included] and a Glycopeel to smooth and brighten. She’s also been using the range at home.”
And where did those cheekbones appear from?
Carta explains: “Using Body Bling on the cheekbones and down the centre of the nose, on the cupids bow and brow bone. I then contoured her cheekbones with a Sleek contour palette in medium.”