SHE rose to fame in 2017 when she was cast back on the X Factor live show as a wildcard.
But these days Talia Dean looks far from the girl who wowed the judges with her performance of I Put A Spell On You.
The 35-year-old may have given up on the top knot and downplayed her bohemian style but she is still active as a singer.
Mum-of-one, originally from Hounslow, is the lead vocalist on Kings Daughter, which peaked at number 12 in 2020 with a track called Get Up, produced by Queen guitarist Brian May .
She is known for looking a lot younger than her 32 years, which is something she struggles with.
She said: “I really hate it sometimes because people talk to me like a little girl. I am a 32 year old woman and a mother.
“In a way, it’s lovely and I shouldn’t complain because I won’t need Botox and I don’t need fillers because my lips are amazing.
“But at the same time when I meet someone, they often think I’m an immature teenager who had a baby when she was 15.
“I need to be careful because I can be talked to quite easily.”
Despite initially losing a spot in the final six of the X Factor, Nicole ultimately decided to bring her back – much to the delight of the audience.
At the time, Talia described her son as the inspiration that gave her the courage to start singing.
Last year, Talia shared about living with a condition known as axial spondyloarthritis, which took her more than 15 years to be diagnosed.
She said: “I just wanted to maintain this facade without anyone knowing, but I don’t think I can do it much longer. I should own it now.”
It is thought that in 5 years time Talia will be able to walk without assistance.
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8312566/x-factor-talia-dean-unrecognisable-five-year/ X Factor star Talia Dean is unrecognizable 5 years after receiving a wildcard on a live show