THE homeless man who was given an incredible makeover to become a hot hipster is now the “George Clooney” of his town and says his life has dramatically changed.
Jose Antonio, 55, from Spain, who lived on the streets for 25 years, was given a major makeover by a swanky hair salon – and the results were incredible.
A heartwarming video showed the amazing transformation and Jose has said he hopes his new look will land him a job and a new woman.
Jose said: “It’s not just a change of looks. It’s changed my life.”
The homeless man went into Palma’s La Salvajería salon with long, grey hair and an unkempt beard, and walked out looking like a Hollywood movie star.
As well as making him look years younger, his new manicured look even got the attention of a number of women, who eyed up his sleek haircut and new outfit with interest.
The moment his transformation was revealed, the man’s eyes filled with tears as he gazed at his dyed and trimmed hair.
Heavy with emotion, he exclaimed: “F***, My God, this is incredible, is this me? I’m so different, no-one’s going to recognise me unless I tell them who I am.”
The video was filmed 18 months ago but has only just been published on the salon’s website for their third birthday.
But Jose has kept up his chic new look and now rocks stylish silver hair that has earned him the nickname of George Clooney.
And it’s not just his appearance which has improved since the video.
Thankfully Jose Antonio is now off the streets and hair salon owner Salva Garcia revealed the man has received help financially from an anonymous company.
The kind gesture was offered by the salon, who knew him from his job as an unlicensed car parking attendant.
Jose was a former electrician who ended up homeless after suffering from depression.
After his new look was created the local bar, where he spends his day helping drivers park their cars, offered him a drink without recognising it was him.
One local even asked: “Where’s your Ferrari, mate?”
Meanwhile local Paola Bocardo added: “I’m lost for words. Jose helps me to park my car every day.
“When we saw him after his makeover we didn’t recognise him. He’s a wonderful person and the video is amazing.”