So *This* Is What X Factor’s Monica Michael Looks Like Now…

Last year's X Factor contestant has gone on quite the journey over the past year...

Last year’s X Factor series was a pretty memorable one. Why? Well, aside from all of the dramz that occured, there was a lot of unforgettable contestants taking the stage.

Yup. Mason Noise might spring to mind. And who can forget Reggie ‘N’ Bollie? Exactly.

But, Monica Michael and her incredible pipes still haven’t left our memories, either.

'Good Morning Britain' TV Programme, London, Britain - 05 Oct 2015

The talent competition contestant was a guest on This Morning today, and she surprised everyone with her makeover.

Sure, the former X Factor star has ditched her lip piercing, but she’s also embarked on a huge lifestyle journey.

Opening up to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Monica explained: ‘I was always battling with my weight. It was always a demon of mine that I had to battle.’

She continued: ‘In 2015 I was on tour with Blue and I could feel how unfit I felt.

‘I remember coming off stage and crying my eyes out. I felt unhealthy and out of breath. I was eating excessively or fad diets where I would put on double the amount of weight that I’d lost.’

'This Morning' TV show, London, UK - 31 Aug 2016

The 26-year-old admitted that she decided to have a gastric band.

She told them: ‘It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.’

The singer explained that she was concerned that her weight might have a serious impact on her health, admitting that ‘food was my addiction and I couldn’t control it.’

Speaking on her ‘drastic’ decision, she said: ‘With a gastric band you need to respect it.’

Glad to see you’re well, Monica.