Will Young was 23 when he won the first UK Pop Idol television show/contest in 2002. Here he is during the week that he won.
Even back then I remember thinking that he was receding a bit. You can see this in his audition video below.
2 years later in 2004 his hair loss was progressing as expected.
I'm not sure what the hell is going on here.
By 2005 it seemed as though he had accepted his fate and decided to shave his head.
Unusually for a celebrity, he is quite open about his hair loss and admits to taking propecia. His hair loss certainly seems to have improved somewhat since 2005.
To be honest though, I'm not convinced he hasn't had a small transplant too. He has denied having 'plugs', but this is an old method not used so much any more. So he's not necessarily lying, just maybe bending the truth a little. Here he is earlier this year.
Some people reckon he has a hairpiece but I don't agree with that.
Anyway, I feel Mr. Young should be applauded for his partial honesty. Well done Sir.
Norwood Rating : 2