Newly appointed X-Factor Judge Tulisa Contostavlos will reportedly receive a staggering £70,000 makeover ahead of the TV talent show’s return next month because ITV bosses fear the 22-year-old singer’s look is “too chavvy”.
The N-Dubz star has apparently been teamed up with celeb stylist Gemma Sheppard to help transform her style into a more sophisticated and demure look.
Former Destiny’s Child singer and fellow judge Kelly Rowland has reportedly been given a £40,000 style allowance.
A production source told The Sun:
“They put aside so much for Tulisa because you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. They want her to be the new nation’s sweetheart. She looked too chavvy and cheap on the first-day auditions so producers gave her a bigger budget for clothes and styling.
“They want her to have a designer look with chic class – more Posh Spice than Vicky Pollard in Little Britain, which was how she has looked more than a few times.”
According to the insiders, the move came when Tulisa turned up to the first audition show in Birmingham last month in less than flattering black jumpsuit. The source added: “We thought she’d turned up in her pyjamas. Something had to be done.”
I think Tulisa looks absolutely fabulous just the way she is. But hey, if someone’s giving you a free 70k makeover, take it and own it…