Michelle McManus looks amazing 15 years after her Pop Idol win

She also shared a throwback video

Michelle McManus on Pop Idol in 2003

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Michelle McManus was the winner of the second series of Pop Idol in 2003 and this week she shared a video of the moment she won 15 years ago, and that had fans exploring her Instagram and commenting how AMAZING she looks.

Michelle has gone on to be a TV and radio host and loves to show off her varying hair styles and colours.

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Earlier this week, the Scottish singer shared the moment she won Pop Idol series 2, beating Mark Rhodes to the prize. Alongside the video she wrote, 'Thank you to everyone who picked up the phone that night and voted, you changed my wee life forever ❤️ #PopIdol #2003 #lifechanging #love'.

Ant & Dec announced the winner was Michelle and she received a £1 million recording contract to release her debut album. So what are the other contestants up to?

Here's an update on all the winners from Pop Idol season 2


Pop Idol series 2: Where are they now?

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Michelle McManus then

Michelle won the show back in 2003.

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Michelle McManus now

Michelle's debut single All This Time (it was a tune, don't deny it) reached number 1, with her album The Meaning of Love charting at number 3. Since then, she's hosted STV's The Hour and joined Loose Women as a panelist in January 2018.

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Mark Rhodes then

Mark reached the final, coming in second place.

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Mark Rhodes now

Mark had a short-lived pop career as one half of Sam & Mark (with fellow Pop Idol alumni Sam Nixon); before moving into TV hosting the likes of TMI (alongside Caroline Flack) and Top of the Pops Reloaded.

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Sam Nixon then

Sam came third in the show and we fancied him quite a lot tbh.

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Sam Nixon now

Same as Mark, really. Also, can we discuss how brilliant Sam & Mark's cover of The Beatles' With a Little Help from My Friends was?

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Chris Hide then

Oh Chris was a cutie, wasn't he?

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Chris Hide now

After finishing in fourth place, Chris is now a singing teacher in Sussex.

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Susanne Manning then

Remember Susanne? The one with the well husky voice?

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Susanne Manning now

Susanne now hosts a radio show

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Roxanne Cooper then

Roxanne Cooper came sixth.

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Roxanne Cooper now

According to LinkedIn, Roxanne now owns Streetstars Dance Studio and is a professional vocalist, choreographer and IDTA dance teacher.

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Andy Scott-Lee then

Who can forget Lisa Scott-Lee off of Steps' brother Andy, eh?

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Andy Scott-Lee now

Andy married Liberty X star Michelle Heaton in 2006, though they separated in 2008 and divorced shortly after. He then married Lydia Louisa, who competed in the thirteenth series of Big Brother in 2012.

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Kim Gee then

Kim had our favourite bit on the classic Pop Idol Christmas single Happy Xmas (War is Over), tbh.

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Kim Gee now

A quick Google tells us Kim released a track called Walk in the Room post-Idol. So there you go.

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Marc Dillon then

Fun fact: Marc single-handedly kept hair gel manufacturers in business.

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Marc Dillon now

He now tours as a Michael Bublé and a Robbie Williams tribute act. Classic.

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Kirsty Crawford then

She made it to the live shows, but Kirsty was eliminated after just two weeks. Poor thing.

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Kirsty Crawford now

Glaswegian Kirsty went on to audition for The X Factor and The Voice (though none of the judges turned their chair for her.)

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