Susan Boyle Dyes Hair, Dons Make-Up
New look also includes new wardrobe
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2009 7:30 AM CDT
Susan Boyle, whose performance on television show Britain's Got Talent sparked global interest, outside her home in Blackburn, Scotland, revealing a new look after a makeover April 24, 2009.   (AP Photo / Andrew Milligan ,PA)
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(Newser) Britain’s Got Talent judges can talk all they want about keeping their frumpy-chic new star just the way she is for the finals. Susan Boyle isn't having any of it: The YouTube sensation got a $50 dye job, haircut and straightening yesterday, turning her frowsy gray locks brown and wavy, after getting her bushy eyebrows tamed the day before. The show's honchos were frantic, the Sun reports. “People have fallen in love with the real Susan. We don’t want to change what they fell in love with,” said one source.

More likely, execs fear the loss of contrast between Boyle’s unkempt appearance and diva-like voice, the Mail adds, since that’s what catapulted her to fame. Out are Boyle’s dismal duds; in are heels, leather jacket, slacks, Burberry-plaid scarf—and makeup. “The TV folk might not like what she’s done with herself,” says a neighbor. “She looks really nice—nothing like the image that’s had the whole world talking about her.”