In Hollywood, it’s fairly common for celebrities to undergo makeovers and transformations that will make us gasp in the most disgusted shock or with the most genial surprise. Many stars have changed their hairstyles, facial features or bodies for a variety of reasons. It may be because they wanted to land a role or got involved with the wrong crowd. It’s also highly possible that they just wanted to improve their self-esteem or certain health issues demanded that they change. Additionally, change can go both ways.
Let’s take a look at 25 truly stunning celebrity transformations. Prepare to be amazed!
Perez incorporated yoga and a healthy diet into his lifestyle. He made a commitment to himself, the only way you can really ever get things done!
Five years later, and this is the result a guy who is clearly proud of his body, looking and feeling fabulous!
Remember Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter? He was a little bit dorky and tried to save Harry by being a loyal friend. He now looks unrecognisable! Neville (aka Matthew) grew up to be a real looker, taking care of his body and giving us a helping of ‘yes, please!’
Always an emotional eater, Kelly found it difficult to feel content in her life, and with her body. was her Mum’s encouragement to go to the gym, and her own realisation that she deserved to feel good about herself, that made all the difference.
Sonny and Cher’s son, Chaz first decided to come out as his true self, beginning to have hormone injections and eventually having the full op to become a man. Following this transformation, he went on to write a book about this transition and began focusing on gaining a healthy body.
When training for her wonderful role as Bridget Jones, Renee gained a sexy shapely figure. Once the last movie was complete, (Bridget Jones’s baby) (well worth a look!) she went back to her original size. We think she looks fabulous either way!
Chris decided to hit the gym – four to six times a week with his personal trainer. Sometimes your art can push you and allow you to push your limits. -When Chris bagged a role in the Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems he really wanted to look the part!
Josh, like a lot of teenagers, looked a bit pudgy and awkward. Now he is glad he can inspire people. Peck chooses a certain lifestyle with a nutritionist and personal trainer for himself,.. “I lost the weight because I wanted to -I stay this way just because I feel better.”
Choosing to change her body meant Jennifer became really conscious of what she decides to put in her body, choosing the healthier options. This means she hasn’t added in any rigorous work-out routines, she says she doesn’t have time for that!
We think she looks super sexy in both photos!
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
There is something about the pain of giving birth that can give women a new lease of life, and this is what happened to Jersey shore star, Snooki, when she decided to give up alcohol, doughnuts and ice cream, and to cash in on a new and healthier body.
Well-known for playing humorous and warm characters, Seth Rogan went through a personal transformation when given the role ‘the green hornet’ where he got the chance to become the star of fight scenes, rather than the deliverer of dry one-liners.
Sometimes taking up a new hobby can be good for you, and sometimes it can change your life! As Ricki Lake found when she began dancing with the stars, the competition added to her life in a way she could never have imagined.
Much like his sister, Jack has had a restyling of his wardrobe and has turned from someone that looks like a part of the cool Adams family, to straight-up fox! He has always been a sweetie, and now he is enjoying his career and growing family.
Khloe is inspiring others through the changes she has made in her life… She’s on a constant journey of self-improvement, both mentally and physically. “I am completely honored and taking my role seriously in helping motivate and teach people what I had to learn to better myself from the inside out.”
Lil’Kim admits that she has always felt unpretty, and that she hasn’t felt cherished by the loves in her life, and this was the inspiration for her new makeover. While some might prefer the way she looks, this is not the best reason to change yourself. Be true to yourself!
Emmy-award winning actor, Alec Baldwin was warned by his doctor that he was pre-diabetic. It seems this shocking revelation was enough of a wake-up call for him to drop the carbs and sugars, and to begin eating healthily and exercising. Congrats, Alec!
“I could look in the mirror and see me at 200 lbs. or 135 lbs. and I’m still the same person,” says Raven. “People say, ‘You look so pretty!’ But I was pretty before,” she says. – Raven always had iron clad confidence, no matter how she looked.
“I wanted to get in better shape, so I called Channing Tatum…” he asked if exercising and eating better would really mean he would get into better shape.”Yes, you dumb mother****er, of course you will. It’s the simplest thing in the entire world,” replied Channing.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 years since Taylor Swift released her self-titled album and it’s even harder to believe how fresh-faced and innocent she was back then. With tracks like “Love Story,” and “15” she emerged as a sweet, budding country singer.
Then, she won the Best Female Video prize for “You Belong with Me” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and her life changed. Rapper Kanye West, was none-to-please about her victory and stormed the stage to let everyone know that Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” was one of the “best videos of all time.”
Maybe the situation hardened Swift, who soon after changed her image almost entirely. Gone are her country songs and sappy lyrics. Today, she’s a huge pop star whose tracks, including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “Bad Blood” give fans a glimpse inside her string of failed romances and growing number of celebrity feuds.
Not long ago, Ivanka Trump was just a teen pursuing a modelling career in an attempt to flee boarding school. She knew this wouldn’t be her “endgame,” of course, and enrolled in Georgetown and later the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Following in her father, Donald Trump’s, footsteps, Ivanka plunged into the world of business and, eventually, served as a boardroom judge on The Apprentice.
As she continued to build her own brand and empire, she married businessman, Jared Kushner, converted to Judaism, and welcomed three children. Today, the couple act as advisors to her father, now the President of the United States, traveling to boardrooms around the world.
When Megan Fox first burst onto the scene, it was in a very big way. As Shia LeBeouf’s co-star in the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Transformers, Fox was introduced to a huge audience and quickly became a household name.
Unfortunately, she and director Michael Bay, had some sort of falling out and she was not invited to return to the franchise and ended up being cast in low-performing films like Jennifer’s Body.
Today, the actress is rarely in the spotlight and instead, is focused on raising her three boys, Noah, Bodhi, and Journey, with husband, Brian Austin Green (who many will recognize from the original Beverly Hills, 90210).
As a young kid growing up in Canada, Justin Bieber competed in local talent shows until he started uploading videos of himself to YouTube. Against all odds, it worked. He eventually gained the attention of Usher and, well, the rest is history.
While he launched his career with syrupy teen songs such as “Baby,” his life has taken many surprising turns. He’s had run-ins with the law, fights with paparazzi, high-profile romances (including his long-term on-again-off-again relationship with Selena Gomez), and gotten countless tattoos.
Now, he’s trying to set boundaries with his fans after feeling burned out. Although his intentions might be great, he often makes headlines when he refuses to pose for pictures or scolds his followers for trying to push him past his limits — which doesn’t do anything to improve the bad reputation he’s earned.
Believe it or not, there are people out there who remember watching Selena Gomez as a child on Barney & Friends (where she co-starred with Demi Lovato). Rather than disappear into the shadows, Gomez continued to find work and went on to star on the hit Disney show, Wizards of Waverly Place (she’s even discussed a revival).
Of course, she wasn’t going to stay a teen star forever and her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber helped mark her transition into adulthood. She gained recognition as a solo artist (and narrowly missed making Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid Women in Music list in 2016) with hits such as “Love You Like a Love Song,” and “Come and Get It” but, despite her success, Gomez was struggling on the inside.
After taking a break from the spotlight, Gomez has revealed a struggle with both lupus and depression. By focusing on herself, she says that she has found peace and just wants to focus on being happy.
Catherine Middleton came from a good family but she could never have known how famous she would eventually become. Her parents, Carol and Michael, own a very successful party planning business, allowing them to send Kate, as well as her siblings, Pippa and James, to some of the best school the United Kingdom has to offer.
It was during her time at St. Andrew’s College in Scotland that something very fortuitous happened. While they had been friendly while attending the school, it wasn’t until Kate modeled a see-through dress for a 2002 charity event that she caught the eye of Prince William.
Today, she’s the wife of the future king of England as well as the mother of the heirs to the throne, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In addition to her royal duties, Kate’s sense of style and penchant for affordable items have made her a fashion icon for women of all backgrounds.
Born to evangelical parents, Katy Perry had a very conservative upbringing and wasn’t allowed to listen to mainstream pop music. After piercing her nose and taking singing lessons, she released a gospel album that saw very limited success.
It must have been a shock to everyone, then, when her first big break came after she released the song “I Kissed a Girl” (which Miley Cyrus claims is about her). As her popularity grew, her image became even more daring with her “California Gurls” music video including some pretty suggestive themes.
As her music career soared, she found heartache in her personal life. Her marriage to Russell Brand abruptly ended by text message and her on-again-off-again relationship with John Mayer ultimately failed (although, he admits that he still misses her). Perhaps, for this reason, she’s undergoing yet another metamorphosis.
Perry has openly admitted she’s struggling with this alter-ego. That she’s h2 as Katy Perry but sometimes weaker as Katheryn Hudson (her real name). She shared her journey through counseling and meditation with her fans and even admitted that she cut off all of her hair in an attempt at giving herself a fresh start. Something tells us an even bigger transformation is yet to come.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Growing up, Dwayne Johnson came from a family with a wrestling background but aspired to become a professional football player. After a back injury cost him his dream of entering the NFL while playing for the University of Miami, he changed directions.
He didn’t give up on fame. Instead, he retrained his focus and found himself enjoying an immensely successful career as a WWE wrestler. This was when his persona, “The Rock,” was born along with the catchphrase “can you smell what The Rock is cooking?”
Who could have imagined that he’d transition, again, into a Hollywood actor? He’s not a one-note performer, either. We’d expect to see him in action movies such as Fast & Furious but he’s also taken on dramatic roles in Walking Tall as well as appearing in family-friendly fare including, Tooth Fairy.
At just 5 years old, Michael Jackson was navigating a successful music career. Despite being much younger, his star quality as the lead singer overshadowed his older brothers who comprised the remaining members of the Jackson 5.
It wasn’t a surprise, therefore, that he was able to make a name for himself as a solo artist with insanely successful hits such as “Thriller” and “Bad.” What was shocking, however, was how much he changed physically over the years. His skin lightened and his features changed, but nothing rocked his world like being accused of sexual molestation.
After being cleared of all charges, Jackson became reclusive, especially after welcoming three kids of own. In addition to wearing a mask in public, he also shielded the faces of his children from the public eye. His life came to a sudden end after being given a fatal dose of prescription medication by his doctor, who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter.