Rap sensation Honey G made her television debut in 2016 when she appeared on ITV’s The X Factor.
Showcasing her talent while entertaining the nation, the star, whose real name is Anna Gilford, has certainly captivated viewers with her charming and often hilarious personality.
Honey G’s progress in the competition was not smooth as she had already been eliminated by mentor Sharon Osbourne and was often criticized for being a “novelty act”.
Despite this, Sharon decided to bring her back as a replacement for Ivy Grace Paredes, who was unable to travel to Los Angeles due to visa issues. Honey G then participated in the live broadcasts.
But since her time on the show, Honey G, who turns 41 today, has now transformed her life and looks completely different from her previous X Factor days.
Daily Star took a look at Honey G’s transformation.
Real estate agent career
After her time on the X Factor and a respectable fifth-place finish, Honey G was signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Music label.
She then released her debut single The Honey G Show in December 2016, however, the song performed poorly on the UK charts and reached number 149.
Honey G was dropped by Syco Music shortly thereafter.
Despite this, the musician continued to release music on her own independent label the following year.
But in 2019, Honey G seemed to give up music and work as a real estate agent, however, she received the boot after a few months on the job.
Speaking to The Sun, the star said: “They haven’t realized how famous I am.
“My boss had told me that he expected me to give up my music career, which I’m obviously not ready to do.
“Music is my love and my passion, and my ambitions are to be a global music artist.”
However, Honey G also admitted that she doesn’t plan on being a real estate agent long term.
2 Stone Weight Loss
In December 2021, Honey revealed that she had lost 2 stones during the coronavirus pandemic.
Showing off her incredible physique in a series of photos, the star shone as she confessed she is now a size 12.
In 2020, she also shared a glimpse of her new physique while wearing a skintight leotard after completing a triathlon, which consisted of a 750m swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run.
Speaking to the Daily Star about her incredible weight loss journey, the rapper admitted she now has a newfound confidence.
She said: “The weight loss has definitely given me the confidence to get started.
“I’ve always had a bit of a complex about my weight and now I can shop at stores like Topshop and Miss Selfridge.
“I used to be a size 16 to 18, but I recently bought a size 12 pants that fit me so well.”
Honey continued to update her fans on her weight loss journey on social media.
Honey G was known for wearing a baseball cap, large dark sunglasses and bold jewelry when she appeared on The X Factor.
However, since losing weight, the star has opted for figure-hugging dresses and removed her glasses which often hid her face.
Speaking to Closer Magazine, Honey G confessed that she can now wear outfits she has always dreamed of wearing.
“I used to wear loose, baggy clothes that went up to a size 18, but I threw most of them away as my taste matured.
“Now I’m wearing outfits I never dreamed of wearing, and I can slip into cute Victoria’s Secret underwear.
She added: “It gave me a huge confidence boost. I feel like I finally have the sex factor!”
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