Leona Lewis is almost unrecognisable as she shows off dramatic weightloss in revealing thigh-split gown at animal charity event in LA

She shot to fame after winning the third series of the X Factor in 2006. 

But Leona Lewis was almost unrecognisable as she debuted a dramatically slimmer physique at the Mercy For Animals Annual Hidden Heroes Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The songstress, 32, displayed her slender frame in a form-fitting gown which revealed her toned torso with cut out panels.

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Big change: Leona Lewis was almost unrecognisable as she debuted a dramatically slimmer physique at the Mercy For Animals Annual Hidden Heroes Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday 

Big change: Leona Lewis was almost unrecognisable as she debuted a dramatically slimmer physique at the Mercy For Animals Annual Hidden Heroes Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday 

Leona's midriff looked minuscule, and a sultry thigh high slit exposed the entire expanse of her toned leg.

She scraped her brunette tresses off her face to accentuate her wonderful bone structure and razor sharp cheekbones.

She sported glamorous make-up to bring out her stunning features, including heavily kohl rimmed eyes and pink lipstick for her plump pout. 

Teeny: The songstress displayed her slender frame in a form-fitting gown which revealed her tiny torso with cut out panels

Teeny: The songstress displayed her slender frame in a form-fitting gown which revealed her tiny torso with cut out panels

Slim: Leona's midriff looked minuscule, and a sultry thigh high slit exposed the entire expanse of her toned leg
Transformation: Leona looked dramatically different to when she first rose to fame ten years ago (MTV Europe Music Awards, November 6th, 2008)

Transformation: Leona looked dramatically different to when she first rose to fame ten years ago (right photo: MTV Europe Music Awards, November 6th, 2008)

Be a cut above like Leona in a dress by Azzaro Couture

Leona Lewis has come a long way since her X Factor days. How jaw-droppingly gorgeous did she look when attending a gala in Los Angeles over the weekend?

Her dress is by Azzaro Couture and we're in love with the combination of the black sequin embellished bodice and navy blue maxi skirt with a thigh high split up the side. All brought together with a waistband featuring diamond-shaped cut outs. Perfection!

Strategically placed cut outs are the perfect way to show just a hint of skin, and when situated at the waist they will always help create that perfect hourglass shape. Unfortunately Leona's dress isn't available to buy online, but click (right) to see more designs.

Or recreate the look on the virtual high street with the help of our edit below. This Asos dress could definitely pass for designer!

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Speaking to Women's Health last year, Leona detailed her healthy lifestyle now she lives in Los Angeles.

Her exercise regime is varied: 'I do four hour-long workouts per week – everything from SoulCycle to hiking with my dog.'

A lifelong vegetarian, Leona eats plenty of whole foods, including kale salads and tofu, and she limits her vices to stay in shape.

Chic: She scraped her brunette tresses off her face to accentuate her wonderful bone structure and razor sharp cheekbones

Chic: She scraped her brunette tresses off her face to accentuate her wonderful bone structure and razor sharp cheekbones

Baby face: Leona won the third series of The X Factor in 2006 (Pictured at the American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre on November 23, 2008)

Baby face: Leona won the third series of The X Factor in 2006 (Pictured at the American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre on November 23, 2008)

'I try to drink plenty of water every day. I always have a bottle with me. It flushes out toxins and keeps my skin clear.

'I stick to three cappuccinos a week and a whisky on the rocks as an occasional vice.'

Leona has been keeping her fan base updated on her latest happenings via Twitter. Promising new music, she sent out a video of herself in the studio on August 8.

Pretty: She sported glamorous make-up to bring out her stunning features, including heavily kohl rimmed eyes and pink lipstick for her plump pout

Pretty: She sported glamorous make-up to bring out her stunning features, including heavily kohl rimmed eyes and pink lipstick for her plump pout

Her last musical effort, an album titled I Am, was released in 2015. The Better In Time singer shot to fame after winning series three of The X Factor in 2006.

Her debut album Spirit was a commercial success and she was often hailed as the 'next Mariah Carey.'  

By 2012, her album sales slowed down and she faced a record label change before 2015's I Am came out.

Healthy: Speaking to Women's Health last year, Leona detailed her healthy lifestyle: 'I do four hour-long workouts per week ¿ everything from SoulCycle to hiking with my dog'

Healthy: Speaking to Women's Health last year, Leona detailed her healthy lifestyle: 'I do four hour-long workouts per week – everything from SoulCycle to hiking with my dog'

 

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