The wannabe rock star is looking a whole lot cleaner as a doting dad in Australia years after leaving the show
X Factor’s Frankie Cocozza might be remembered as the show’s rock star bad boy, but fans of the show might have trouble recognizing him over a decade after the show.
Now that he’s based in Australia with his wife Bianca Murphy, the singer appears to have turned the tide and adopted a new look that couldn’t be further from his iconic look.
The 29-year-old has chopped off his shaggy locks and settled around the world, where the couple are raising their son, who in family tradition is named after his father.
On Instagram, the star recently shared a picture with her 151,000 followers, prompting many of them to comment on his transformation.
In the image, with Sydney, Australia tagged as the filming location, a clean-shaven Frankie faces the camera with significantly shorter hair that appears to be damp.
The serious-faced singer wears a white button-down shirt with the top button unbuttoned with a denim shirt over it as he stares stone-turned at the camera in front of a building.
Although Frankie is 29, fans are suggesting that having a baby has accelerated the artist’s aging process.
On the comments, one fan wrote: “kids really age people lol”
Another wrote: “Can I see some gray hairs in there boy?”
And a third wrote: “Young Frankie who I’ve followed for 10 years has grown into a man.”
From his wilder days, when he had the names of his TV conquests tattooed on his butt cheek, Frankie seems to have softened.
He married his wife and mother of his son Bianca in 2018 just weeks after leaving the show Celebs Go Dating.
Frankie first appeared on TV screens in the series The X Factor in 2011, but his time on the show was short-lived after production staff heard him brag about cocaine use to another contestant.
The singer was only 18 at the time and told The Mirror he started taking the drug when he was at school.
He said: “I regret it so much. I’m really sorry. It’s not just the last few months that I’ve done cocaine or drugs on X Factor. To be honest I’ve been doing stuff for a few years now.
“I was 16 and at a big party when I first tried drugs. I’m not an addict. I’m an idiot.”
In 2017, the singer confessed he had managed to break his £200,000 fortune on alcohol and found work on a building site, earning £7.50 an hour.
He has since relocated to Australia where he lives his life as a devoted father and husband, a stark contrast to his original persona.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/x-factor-bad-boy-frankie-26566081 X Factor villain Frankie Cocozza is unrecognizable in his new life as a doting father