By JODY THOMPSON
She's arrived! Tiny Cher Lloyd looked elegant in a black minidress suit as she arrived at a studio in south London today on her 18th birthday
Just last week, she hit out at people who criticised her looks, and accused them of being insecure bullies - but Cher Lloyd appears to have found the best way to make her haters eat their words.
The former X Factor contestant who came fourth on last year's show looked extraordinarily elegant and chic in an all-black ensemble as she arrived at a recording studio in London today as she celebrated her 18th birthday.
Looking good: The X Factor star was wearing a tailored jacket over a black dress and gold necklace
The Swagger Jagger singer literally appeared to have grown up overnight, wearing eye-wateringly high Louboutin stilettos with a tailored black jacket over a black minidress and gold necklace.
She'd accessorised with black tights, a pale pink bag - and a massive happy big smile.
The undeniably striking brunette has still got her edgy half shaved haircut too, but the rest looked shiny and healthy, hanging in pretty curls.
Birthday suit: The star was celebrating her 18th birthday with a live webchat and streaming of excerpts of her new album for her fans
She was clearly having a fabulous day of it too, writing on her official Twitter account: 'Thank you all so much for the birthday messages! Big love! Xxxxxx'
Cher had arrived at the south London studio to celebrate her milestone birthday with her fans.
Quirky: Cher's normal more out-there style as seen at the X Factor last year
She was taking part in a live online stream of excerpts of her new album together with a live interview.
Despite dividing opinion while on - and after - the X Factor, she's got plenty of supporters two, with nearly half a million Twitter followers.