The new X Factor judge has transformed from chav to chic

Tulisa Contostavlos‘s striking resemblance to her predecessor Cheryl Cole was undeniable at yesterday’s X Factor launch in London.

The show’s new judge wowed the crowds in a sophisticated figure-hugging Vivienne Westwood black dress and towering patent heels, completing her look with a highlighted hairdo that fell in waves onto her shoulders.

She was joined by fellow judge Kelly Rowland, 30, on the red carpet at the O2 Arena, who was a little more daring in a Versace LBD with bright green detailing.

Louis Walsh, 59, turned up hand-in-hand with Tulisa and was dapper in a suit and tie, while Gary Barlow, 40, donned a maroon shirt and waistcoat.

N-Dubz singer Tulisa recently took to Twitter to rubbish reports she likes to be seen as similar to Cheryl, 28.

‘It doesnt bother me shes a lovely girl & shes inspiring cus we both
came from nothin 2 somethin,not feeling the title ‘loves bein compared’,’
Tulisa, 23, Tweeted.

‘I’m my own woman,I do not wana b sum1 else & neva could.

‘I’ve got so much respect 4 cheryl & really like her,but I do not want 2 b her.’

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