Homeless Army vet is transformed, GQ-ready: Time-lapse video

Something as simple as a haircut can change your life. Just ask U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf.

Wolf, who struggles with alcoholism, poverty and homelessness, teamed up with Michigan filmmaker Rob Bliss and Degage Ministries to create a time-lapse video showcasing his incredible makeover. Degage, according to its fundraising page, “offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals.”

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“The homeless are people we ignore every day,” Bliss told the Blaze, adding that he wanted to show how anyone “can look like they’re meant for the cover of GQ.”

In the video Wolf sits completely silent as a team of stylists trim his beard, cut and color his hair, fix his eyebrows, and eventually slip him into a suit and tie. It isn’t until the very end that Wolf has the chance to see his own transformation.

As the team spins a mirror around, Wolf is seen uttering a simple “wow” before jumping out of his chair to hug the production team.

According to Bliss and Degage Ministries, since shooting the time-lapse Wolf has been able to secure housing and has begun attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.


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