Quvenzhané Wallis was barely recognizable at the New York City premiere of the Apple TV+ series “Swagger” at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Quvenzhané, now 18, charmed audiences when she starred as Hushpuppy in the drama film Beasts of the Southern Wild in 2012.
She was the youngest artist to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Q went on to star as Annie Bennett in the 2014 adaptation of Annie, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
Black Americans were proud of Quvenzhané, because she represented them in an industry that favored light skinned artists.
But no one recognized Quvenzhané at the premiere on Tuesday. Her skin was at least five shades lighter.
Social media users were shocked when photos of Q surfaced online. One user noted the young actress appeared to have a nose job.
“She looks totally different,” wrote an Instagram user. “Who is that?” wrote another IG user.