Scarlett Lee, who’s Scarlett by name but arguably more ‘orange’ by nature, looks like she’s wearing lots of fake tan.
But the 20-year-old X Factor contestant, from Surrey, says she doesn’t layer up with lotion. Instead, she insists the cameras make her look darker.
Whether she does or not, Scarlett looked vastly different before thrilling audiences with her vocals on talent show.
One fan tweeted a photo of the singer pre-makeover – before the big hair and the mahogany skin tone.
Here she is now
And here’s Scarlett before…
“Hard to believe it’s the same girl,” said the fan, who shared the image as Scarlett put in a stunning performance to advance to the next round.
But if it’s not fake tan, why does Scarlett look so dark?
“I never had tan on,” Scarlett told The Sun . “I am genuinely dark, but the cameras made me look so much darker then what I actually was.”
“I went and bought make-up and foundation for the TV and it just went horribly wrong. It made me look even darker.”
Audiences have been a little distracted by Scarlett’s appearance. During her first audition, they were taken aback by her bold complexion, which the performer accentuated with bright orange eyeshadow, some highlighter, and deep purple lip liner.
“Yikes! That’s so much orange make up. Hiding her lovely face,” said one.
Another added: “Give her some exfoliator to get a couple layers of tan off and she would be so good.”
And one viewer said: “This girls fake tan is darker than my natural skin colour … I’m Indian”.
Scarlett sees the funny side, however. Which is good.
She said: “The response has made me laugh, it’s so funny.
“I’ve just been saying, ‘orange is my favourite colour’ and ‘I love oranges’… I’d rather people pick on me as a person than be nasty about everything else.”