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Pop idol star Korben Niblett was unrecognizable 20 years after the show when he gave up fame for beauty

KORBEN Niblett was among those looking to find fame when he joined Pop Idol in 2002.

Now, 20 years later Korben – whose real name is Chris – is unrecognizable after giving up his quest to be a star to apply for a job in the beauty industry.

Pop Idol contestant finished third in Mr Gay UK competition

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Pop Idol contestant finished third in Mr Gay UK competitionCredit: Channel 5
He is now said to be working in the beauty industry

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He is now said to be working in the beauty industryCredit: Instagram / Korben Niblett

Before appearing on the talent show, Korben competed in Mr Gay UK in 1998 – and finished third.

On Pop Idol, Korben did his best to wow the judges with his singing skills and was initially expected to make it far in the competition.

But performers were voted out in the first week of the live show.

People in the program include Gareth GatesDarius Danesh, Zoe Birkett and the winner Will Young.

Korben’s post-contest efforts to secure a pop career soon ended after he failed to land a record deal.

Turning his back on the path of singing, Korben began to make a career for himself in the field of beauty.

His roles include positions with Jemma Kidd Make Up, Clarins and Christian Dior.

Then, from 2014, he was appointed regional education director for Estée Lauder Travel Retail and in 2018 director of education and content development for retail at the world-class beauty brand. has been added to your CV.

The work sees the former Pop Idol star traveling the world with the company.

Photos and videos on his social media profile show him hanging out and sightseeing in New York – where he seems to have returned to his home town – plus time in California, Barcelona and visiting London.

He performed in the talent show in 2002

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He performed in the talent show in 2002
On Instagram, he posts from all over the world, including New York, California and the UK

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On Instagram, he posts from all over the world, including New York, California and the UKCredit: Instagram / Korben Niblett

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