Sure looks like it.
Once more similar, but not the same.
That doesn’t mean they didn’t swap out Melinda for a look alike actor.
I don’t know what Melinda used to look like, but you can research and leave a comment.
Bill Gates looks creepier as he ages, but I think he’s the same dude.
Music is an influential medium where the audience can be easily mislead. The pop-culture have since long introduced very influential role-models who does not seem to be promoted merely because of their musical prowess (i.e. lip syncing & autotune) but more often popularised according to their potential cultural influence, particularly in younger generations.
Sometimes the lines between talent and life-time acting seem blurred as some musicians have undeniable talent but an image that seems overly artificial or ackward. Maybe such impressions are the result of conflicting ideas about how to promote an artist or under what agenda their talent can be of use. Either way, looking back at Mick Hukcnall (wiki) it is easy to detect a large array of styles and memes but unfortunately no probant rhetoric that ever was able to make Simply Red’s lead singer any more masculine in appearence or as a pop icon.
Holding Back The Years (Live) – Manchester 1990 – 03:24 (mm:ss)
As with other artists covered previously (Tanita Tikaram, Nina Simone, Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Somerville or Kim Carnes & others), it is not merely the looks that betray Mick Hucknall but also the high pitched voice. No doubt, major efforts have been made to arrange the melodies and vocal style as to mask the female qualities of his voice. Listenening anew on many of Simply Red’s tracks it is nevertheless evident that Hucknall has an unlikely ease of singing very high tones despite his somewhat ‘husky’ speaking voice.
What better than to disguise such a short grown effeminate singer as an alpha male and serial dating fuckalot ? As suspected, Mick Hucknall is not shy of apparently jaw-dropping female conquests including super models, celebrity actresses and other stars such as Helena Christensen, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adriana Karembeu, Steffi Graf or Brigitte Nielsen to name but a few.
‘A red-headed man is not generally considered to be a sexual icon but when I had the fame, oh my God, it went crazy. Between 1985 and 1987, I would sleep with about three women a day, every day. I never said No. This was what I wanted from being a pop star. I was living the dream and my only regret is that I hurt some really good girls.’
–Mick Hucknall in 2010 ‘The Guardian’ interview (article)
The enticing hit song entitled ‘Holding Back The Years’ made Simply Red globally famous in the mid 1980’s and in that respect it is ironic that Mick Hucknall today seems unable to hold back the years very well in regards to EGI. In fact it rather seems like Simple Red’s lead singer is struggling to both maintain his weight and appearence. Time does not play well a lot of celebrities, and the changes we witness are not merely due to failed plastic surgery, weight-gain and poor lifestyle. More often than not celebrity appearence breakdown is better explained by Elite Gender Inversion and the procedures and medical treatments it entails.
Mick Hucknall at 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Concert press conference in Oslo
•close facial features, small close set eyes, short nose, short mouth, no jawline and female red-coloured lips
As we develop into adults the gender-typical differences are slighter than with age as many gender typical traits are accentuated with time. For individuals who are deceptively incarnating the opposite gender, this development is of course problematic as it leads to natural males accentuating their male traits and vice versa. For Hucknall it is clear he completely lack many male features such as hip to shoulder ratio, browbone structure, decent collar bones or male jawline.
Mick Hucknall in 2010 staged beach photo shoot (Cala di Volpe, Sicily)
•female shoulder to hip ratio, proportionally small head (typically female) partly disguised by voluminous hairstyle
Simply Red “Men and Women” album cover (1987)
•Mick Hucknail has female digit-ratio and his long index serves him well as he twist fingers to indicate Elite Gender Inversion all while making the popular celebrity hush-hush sign as well.