April 15, 2024

10 of the Biggest Celebrity Transformations of 2017

Sammy Sosa Lightens Up Even More Than Before

Former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa has appeared noticeably lighter over the years, but his skin bleaching hit new heights when he appeared in a documentary over the summer. Many remarked on how pink his skin now appeared and in an old interview he admitted to using a cream that lightens his skin saying, “It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but [it] has bleached me some.”

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Sanaa Lathan Goes Bald!

Sanaa Lathan committed to her role in the Netflix film “Nappily Ever After,” an adaptation of the book series of the same name. Though playing with her hair for a film is nothing new, Lathan rocking a buzz cut is a first. Lathan saw it as refreshing, saying in a reveal video that she felt “so light, I could fly away.”

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Gabourey Sidibe’s Surgical Slimdown

After remaining quiet about her weight loss, Gabourey Sidibe confessed she had a laparoscopic bariatric surgery earlier this year. The actress has attempted to lose weight naturally before, but went the surgical route for her health, saying, “I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much as I’ve lost without it.”

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Craig Robinson’s Weight Loss

“Ghosted” star and comedian Craig Robinson credits his slimdown to kicking alcohol and adopting a vegan diet. Although he misses eating macaroni and cheese, he confessed going vegan was “much easier than I thought it would be.” As a result of the change, he has lost 50 pounds.

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Eniko Parrish’s Body After Baby

Eniko Parrish had no problems working out during her pregnancy and it paid off when it was time to lose the baby weight. The model boasted that it only took a week to drop 22 pounds and credited that to breastfeeding and working out. “I say this to say I’m super proud of the progress that I’m making to get back on my feet taking it one day at a time,” she said. “Baby is good, life is good!”

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Taraji P. Henson Embraces Her Natural Hair

Taraji P. Henson rocks flowing locks as Cookie Lyon on “Empire,” but at home, the star wants to flaunt her natural hair. She gave up heat styling earlier this year and hasn’t looked back since, admitting that she went natural because “I wanted to get my curl pattern back.”

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Janet Jackson Returns to Her Prime  

After gaining a significant amount of weight during her first-ever pregnancy, Janet Jackson slowly returned to her fighting shape. The singer has banished the oversized outwear after giving birth to son Eissa Al Mana and reportedly lost 70 pounds thanks to her high-energy “State of the World” tour and consuming lean protein.

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Jaden Smith Ditches His Locks

Jaden Smith adopted locks as a signature style until a new movie role called for him to chop them off. With the help of his famous dad, Will Smith, the 19-year-old said goodbye to his former ‘do. Ever the eccentric one, he held onto his hair to use as an accessory during this year’s Met Gala and the locks are now in a box at his parents’ house.

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Mariah Carey’s New Body

Mariah Carey is no stranger to fluctuating weight, but it seems the critics hit her especially hard this year and she reportedly decided to get a procedure. A source revealed the “Fantasy” singer had gastric sleeve surgery after reportedly finding it harder to dance on stage. The insider added that the mother of two “feels a lot better” after shedding the excess pounds.

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Zoe Kravitz’s Chops Off Long Braids

Actress Zoe Kravitz has switched up her hair a few times this year. Her first big change came from ditching her long blonde microbraids to rocking a short pixie cut, which she later dyed brunette. When asked how a good hair day begins, the “Big Little Lies” star responded, “Loving my short hair. Nothing.”

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