Susan Boyle has transformed into a beautiful "swan"
The Scottish singing sensation - who shot to fame last year after appearing on Simon Cowell`s show `Britain`s Got Talent` - believes she has transformedinto a more glamorous and "sophisticated" woman since she ditched the unkempt hair and dowdy clothes which made her famous.
She said: "When I look in the mirror I see that I brush up quite well. It`s a bit like a cygnet to a swan. Now, I see a sophisticated lady. Even though the outwardness has changed, inside I`m still the same, but now I`m a bit more refined in some ways.
"Put it this way, a woman who went on `Britain`s Got Talent` with mad hair, bushy eyebrows and the frock that I was wearing that night had to be noticed. It was a good choice at the time. In fact, the whole process has been pretty good for me."
Susan - whose debut album `I Dreamed A Dream` sold more than eight million copies around the world - has also thanked her late mother Bridget for giving her the confidence to perform.
She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "My dad has been dead for 10 years now and my mum for two-and-a-half. This was a promise that I`d made to my mum - that I`d do something with my singing. She was the reason I pursued my singing. She had a good belief that I could do it."