The X Factor’s Jahmene Douglas Looks Totally Different Now

The former X Factor star has unveiled a new look on Instagram, and fans think he is unrecognisable...

Jahméne Douglas rose to fame in the 2012 series of The X Factor, where he finished as a runner-up to winner James Arthur.

The singer wowed audiences, and his mentor Nicole Scherzinger, with his soulful vocals, and landed a record deal with Sony music shortly after the ninth series of the ITV talent show came to a close.

See: 9 Throwback Contestants From The X Factor’s Past

The 26-year-old has continued to amass a following on social media ever since, and shares his passion and new music with his fans.

Now Jahméne has taken to Instagram to showcase his latest transformation, which has seen him reach for the bleach and dye his brown locks to blonde.

In the photographs that have been shared across social media, the singer also seems to be sporting lightened eyebrows and blue contact lenses.

Jahméne has hinted that there is a bigger meaning behind his image and the photo shoot. He captioned one picture: ‘Question: Is it right to have an exclusive ‘blue-eyed soul’ genre?

‘Especially when it dominates the Top 40 and excludes people like me? Shouldn’t it be all inclusive?

‘Shouldn’t soul be soul? #music #jahmene #blueeyedsoul #blue #blueeyes #white #soul #artist #Black #Britain #UK #London #menstyle #mensfashion #menswear #racism #singer #mixedrace’.

In a follow-up image the singer adds: ‘If only my brown eyes were blue… Would the radio support me like they’re supposed to?’

His fans didn’t waste any time in commenting on his new look, with reactions including: ‘I didn’t recognize you, when I first saw this pic. Love you to bits xx’, ‘Your hair ! 💙😍’ and ‘You look so different very cute’.

Others commented on the power of his message, with supportive responses including: ‘Equality 🙏🏻🙏🏽🙏🏿 should be all about the voice, talent, soul 👊🏽 you’ve got it all Jahméne 🎤✌🏽💕 ‘ and ‘This is something that should be spoken up about! I’m so proud of you Jah!’

Jahméne certainly seems to have got a lot of people’s attention, so we’ll have to watch this space to see what’s coming next.