The 'Leave Britney Alone' guy is now HOT

Alicia Vrajlal

It's been 10 years since he famously defended Britney Spears' MTV Video Music Awards meltdown with a viral video titled 'Leave Britney Alone'.

And like the singing superstar herself, online identity Chris Crocker has changed quite a bit in a decade - in fact you wouldn't even recognise him!

Referring to himself as an 'edutainer' (educational entertainer), the now 29-year-old boasts over 730,000 Instagram followers, and his pics have that major babe factor about them.

Remember Chris Crocker, that guy from the 'Leave Britney Alone' video? He doesn't look like this anymore! Source: Youtube

Forget the bleached blonde locks and heavy makeup he once sported in that infamous clip, as Chris has short brown hair and a sexy beard to go with. How is this even the same person?!

People may be taken aback by the social media star's more masculine look, but he's revealed in an interview with Queer TV that he identifies with both genders.

"Some people get a haircut. I change genders or gender aesthetics. I don’t know that I’ll ever be content just one way or another. But I’m on the journey to figuring that out," he said.

THIS is what Chris looks like now! Source: Instagram
Well, hello there! Source: Instagram

Meanwhile in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chris opened up about his success after releasing the 'Leave Britney Alone' video in 2007.

"It gave me opportunities to show different parts of myself in different shows on Comedy Central," he told the publication.

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"I’ve had a documentary on HBO, and I do music and stuff, so it’s definitely let me showcase other areas of myself."

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