Love Island star Niall Aslam looks away from his ITV debut on the popular dating program as he now channels his inner hippie and sports a full, lush beard.
The sexy singleton appeared in the original lineup for the show’s fourth series in 2018 alongside Megan Barton Hanson and Dr. Alex George.
During his time on the show, the 26-year-old hunk was briefly paired with Kendall Rae Knight before mating with mansion firecracker Georgia Steel.
But there was no need after the brunette decided to quit the show just nine days after its debut, despite becoming a fan favorite during her short time on the show.
Following his shock release, the star quickly revealed he was rushed to hospital due to stress-induced psychosis, explaining how he suffered from hallucinations.
Now, more than four years later, Niall looks almost unrecognizable from his short stint on television as he now sports long, lush locks with striking blonde highlights that he has complemented with a full raven beard.
He also continued to speak publicly about his struggle with autism on social media, as the reality TV star admitted he was often “ashamed” of his mental health in the past.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the star opened up about her Autism Awareness Month experience with the condition to her loyal legion of fans online.
She wrote: “I didn’t post while it was Autism Awareness/Acceptance month, but I know most people who follow me here are aware of my diagnosis.
“The truth is, I sometimes struggle to talk about my autism experiences online in such a positive light all the time.
“Being autistic has been a struggle my whole life. It got me on antidepressants when I was 10, school was horrible and confusing and there was little help or understanding, I often felt ashamed as I got older.”
The TV star then opened up about his time in the psychiatric hospital shortly after his TV outing on Love Island.
He added, “I took the leap and got involved all over the country creating the people I needed to learn about my autism and my adjustments.
“I just need to be ignored and hospitalized in psychiatric care with psychosis in what can only be described as the worst experience of my life which was then covered up.
“I overcame many difficulties and continued to do many things that I am proud of, but like many autistic people, I wouldn’t change a thing, but I get tired of constantly masking myself and trying to make it clear that’s good for others, even I think I look like a nice lion here, thank you. #autismawareness.”
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