X Factor's Monica Michael shows off stunning new look

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X Factor star Monica Michael has showed off a stunning new look today.

Monica made it through to the live shows of last year's series after previously getting the boot at six chairs in 2014.

On ITV's This Morning earlier today, Monica looked unrecognisable as she revealed how she's lost over 5 stone in weight following a gastric band operation.

"I was always battling with my weight, from Primary school through my life," explained Monica. "I remember when I was supporting Blue and coming off of the stage and I didn't feel right.

"I was unhealthy and I didn't feel right and at my biggest I was 15 and a half stone and it was going up drastically."

She continued: "I took some drastic action and got a gastric band.

"I was thinking that I knew I had a problem and I couldn't control it... I thought to myself 'Do I wait until I get type 2 diabetes?'"

Monica also spoke about her time on The X Factor and THAT mix up with Olly Murs when he accidentally sent her home on the live show.

"I felt so sorry for him, he sent me an email the day after," Monica revealed.

She added that despite everything, she'd still have another crack at The X Factor if possible.

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