Liam Payne fans baffled after he shows off dramatic new appearance
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Liam Payne fans have been left baffled by his new look, with some insisting that it's 'not him'.
The One Direction star was photographed at the premiere of his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson's new documentary All of Those Voices.
The 29-year-old, who shares son Bear with his ex-partner Cheryl Cole, looked happy as he appeared on the red carpet in Leicester Square alongside his new girlfriend, 23-year-old Kate Cassidy.
But eagle-eyed fans couldn't help but point out his new look, as he rocked up with longer hair and more chiseled features.
Taking to Twitter, many speculated whether he's had cosmetic surgery, including buccal fat removal, which is all the rage amongst celebrities right now.
As said by one user: "Liam Payne is the face of the buccal fat removal movement."
"Liam Payne has had a full face job, respect it," said another, while a third added, "Liam Payne getting buccal fat removal is sending me to the actual moon."
Elsewhere, fans were left asking whether the photos were actually of him, with one asking: "Is that Liam??"
Some compared him to other celebs, with one saying he's 'morphing into Peter Andre'.
Another suggested he 'got the Zac Efron treatment', referring to the Baywatch star's recent surgery following an accident in his home.
Not everyone was focused on whether or not Payne has gone under the knife, however, with many fans simply stating that he looks great.
"He looks so good," said one, with another adding, "Hate to admit but he looks… hot."
A third said (all in caps): "IS THIS A FEVER DREAM HE LOOKS INCREDIBLE."
Aesthetics aside, a majority of the fans praised the star for showing support to his former One Direction bandmate by going to the premiere.
Taking to Instagram, Payne shared a heartfelt tribute to his pal, writing: "Seeing the world through your eyes last night was the most beautiful thing to experience.
"My neck hurts from how much I'm looking up to you right now, you were already my friend and brother but getting to look through that window into your world and mind... just extends that respect I have for you."
He went on to say that Tomlinson helped him out of a dark place in his life, saying that he was 'part of a small group' that 'saved his life'.
"Thank you Louis and congratulations - you deserve all these moments, every sight you get to see, every cheer that you hear and all the love you are receiving from the world," he continued, before urging people to go and see the movie.