NGRE / AKM-GSI
She took on a whole new sound in her music, started dressing in her own unique style, had no fear of posting eyebrow-raising photos and doing eyebrow-raising things (2013 VMA twerk fest, anyone?). But more importantly, she seems to have discovered who she really is and what she stands for all on her own, creating new experiences for herself and building this whole new persona that's full of feminism and independence.
In fact, now that she seems to have landed where she wants to be, it's no surprise she reunited with Liam...She's so confident in herself now that she knows she doesn't need to change a thing to be with him.
Just look at what she's been doing over the last few months and the proof is in the pudding: