Amanda Bynes hardly recognizable with new look

It appears that Amanda Bynes has completely changed her appearance.

According to People, the former Nickelodeon child star posted her new look on her Twitter account yesterday. The change is not just an ordinary makeover as she looks like a whole different person. Additionally, she has cheek piercings and a new curly hairstyle.

Accompanying the pictures, she talked about the state of her romantic life. One of them was, “If it is meant to be, our hearts will find each other when we meet. And if our hearts melt together so will our bodies and souls.” Another one talked about forgetting past memories.

Perhaps there, she was referencing her legal issues from last year. She was charged while driving under the influence, had two hit-and-run incidents, and then was caught driving without her license on two separate occasions. Her tweets mark her return to the spotlight as she has stayed out of it since last year.

BYnes, 26 recently accounced she was retiring from acting for the second time following her first retirement in 2010 and will now focus on moving to New York to begin a career in fashion.

She also insisted that she doesn’t drink.

“I am doing amazing,” Bynes said. “I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career.”

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The move to New York is thought to have been prompted by Bynes recent brushes with the law for which she is still awaiting trial following two crashes in April and August 2012; Bynes is currently facing trial on two counts of driving on a suspended license in Burbank, California.

The former child star was charged with a DUI last June, two counts of hit-and-run in September and two separate charges of driving with a suspended license. She was also photographed in her car smoking what looked like a pipe.