April 24, 2009

Susan Boyle gets new look

Britain's Got Talent! and YouTube star Susan Boyle has been photographed sporting a new hairdo and more stylish clothes than she wore for her TV debut.

E! News said the 48-year-old singer from Blackburn, Scotland -- who has been described by some as dowdy -- has colored her grey hair brown, gotten her eyebrows plucked and donned pants, a scarf and a faux leather jacket. Her look was captured in photos widely circulated this week.

Her sisters took her to her local salon where she had her monthly trim and a wash in and wash out color put on, a representative for Talent told E! News. That is all.

The Evening Standard said Boyle's makeover was courtesy of the Miss Toner salon, located near her home. Her new hairdo cost $51, while the eyebrow pluck was about $7, the newspaper said.

Much has been said and written about how surprised people were to see an ordinary-looking woman wearing a matronly dress give such a powerhouse performance on Talent.

Clips of her appearance on the show have been viewed more than 100 millions time on Web sites such as YouTube.