The X Factor's Luke Friend Gets Tuxedo Makeover
Talent show star looks smooth as silk in magazine photoshoot...
The X Factor contestant Luke Friend has ditched his trademark dreadlocks and had a suave makeover for a magazine photoshoot.
Big band week might have been and gone on the ITV talent show, but that didn't stop heat magazine's stylists giving him a Rat Pack-style look.
The 17-year-old star said: "The shoot's awesome – a lot different to what I've done before.
"The only thing is, I think I need to lose a bit of weight. I've got a bit of a tummy. I don't worry about it, though. Chicks dig the chub!
"I’ll never be ripped, though. I don't want to be. It's too much effort."
And he admitted he was a bit foxed by his newfound status as a hearthrob.
"There seems to be Twitter pages for every part of my body now, even for the rude bits – there’s a penis one. I don't mind.
"I'm one of those people that if a girl's coming on to me I wouldn't have a clue. It's really lovely, but I don't know how to deal with it.
"Someone said something like, 'I'll scream if I don't get your d**k'. I'm like, 'Calm down!' I don’t see myself as a heartthrob; I guess I see myself as someone a bit different.
"That might be attractive to girls."
And although he's free and single, Lukey did confess to a crush on a member of the X Factor team.
"I quite admire someone. They're on the show. Not a contestant, in production."
Sam Callahan yesterday claimed the show is "not a singing contest".
The full interview and more pictures appear in this week’s heat, on sale now.
Picture © heat magazine