Living your life as a Hollywood celebrity no doubt comes with its fair share of downsides. For starters, every single pound that you gain or lose will be tracked by your adoring fans. With that being said, there is an upside! When celebrities undergo amazing body transformations, we are there to celebrate them. Keep on reading to see how these celebrities underwent incredible body transformations!
Let’s start our list off with a bang! Adele rose to fame as one of the most talented singers on the planet. After years in the public spotlight, Adele decided that she wanted to get in control of her diet. Following a rigorous fitness and nutrition routine, Adele was able to chop away those problematic pounds. Newly divorced, it looks like Adele looks her best at just the right time!
June ‘Mama’ Shannon rose to fame as a member of the Honey Boo Boo television program. Initially mocked for her appearance and parenting style, Mama June has done everything in her power to change public perception of her. Mama June committed to a new nutrition plan while opting for a gastric sleeve. The results of her transformation speak for themselves!
Zach Galifianakis is one of the funniest men in Hollywood and he did it while rocking the dad bod. Nowadays, the Hangover star is saying ‘adios’ to those extra LBs as he is now rocking a slimmed-down look. Apparently, Galifianakis chose to give up drinking in order to cut pounds away from his midsection. Wow, is that really all it takes?
Drew Barrymore has been famous so long that she has enjoyed several physical ‘phases’ while in the public spotlight. Nowadays, Drew is as slim as she has ever been and the results are truly mesmerizing. By losing weight just a couple of pounds, Barrymore is looking better than she has in decades. With Adam Sandler signing a mega-deal with Netflix, we assume that she has so.
Josie Gibson found fame on Big Brother but the good times wouldn’t last forever. Gibson would run into vitriolic ‘fans’ on the internet who attacked her for her weight. Eventually, Gibson got tired of the mockery so she decided to do something about it. Gibson has already dropped more than 100lbs since her heyday on Big Brother.
Prominent fashion guru and television personality Nicole Richie is no stranger to being in the limelight. Since redefining what a ‘celebutante’ actually is, Richie has cultivated a huge fanbase that loves her for her quirks and online presence. While Richie is certainly no longer the teen that rose to fame alongside Paris Hilton, she is looking just as good as ever after undergoing a new diet regiment.
Wayne Knight is a famous television and film actor who rose to prominence by way of Seinfeld and Jurassic Park. Since his peak weight in Jurrasic Park, Knight has lost more than 40lbs in order to become the svelte man that you see before you. Knight chose to cut down both smoking and drinking while prioritizing healthier meals. We gotta say, he sure looks good!
Graham Elliot became a fan favorite on the television show, MasterChef. Unfortunately, Elliot’s affinity for food would end up doing damage to his waistline. Elliot weighed in at 400lbs in 2013 before deciding to undergo a gastrectomy. Along with his surgery, Elliot began to exercise every day while eating better. Elliot is literally half the man that he was before, what a transformation!
Chaz Bono is Cher’s son as well as a prominent reality television star in his own right. Chaz became famous thanks to his gender reassignment surgery and then he grew his fanbase via Dancing With the Stars. While Chaz underwent a reassignment surgery for his gender, he opted to cut the weight off with good old fashioned exercise.
When you are a former Playboy Playmate, you kind of have to pay attention to your looks. Even though Kendra Wilkinson is quite a few years away from her time with Hugh Hefner, she is still looking amazing thanks to her committment to the Atkins Diet. Wilkinson has lost 60lbs since having her second child with former husband, Hank Baskett.
At the height of her fame, Tami Roman weighed in at just shy of 190lbs. Roman had quit smoking which had led her to pack on the pounds, a common side-effect that many former smokers have to deal with. Instead of letting the weight stack up, Roman got back in shape through exercise, fitness supplements, and some good old fashioned elbow grease.
Delta Burke is the former Miss Florida that stole your heart so many years ago. Unfortunately, Burke ran into some weight issues as she put retirement behind her. After running into a diabetes diagnosis, Burke knew that she had to change her ways. Burke began working out and eating better and the results couldn’t be any more obvious.
Lauren Goodger first became famous after appearing on the British reality show, The Only Way is Essex. Even though she is more than a decade away from her entrance into the entertainment world, her shine hasn’t dulled yet. Goodger briefly ran into some body issues after dealing with online bullying but now she is looking better than ever.
Khloe Kardashian probably enjoyed the most highly publicized body transformation on our list. As a member of the Kardashian clan, Khloe had all eyes on her as she stripped away the pounds in order to find a slim and sexy body underneath. How do you like that?
Monica Seles was an exceptional tennis player during her time. Unfortunately, her career was sidetracked by a violent knife attack. After retiring, Seles had to deal with some serious body issues as a result of the trauma. Fortunately, Seles would drop the weight and find her way back to the clay for another run to the Australian Open.
When you are famous for being on Man vs Food, it is kind of expected that your weight goes up at least a little bit. Fortunately for Mr. Richman, he realized quickly how dangerous the show could be to his longterm vitality. Richman cut out the mega portions and decided to start working out. Now, Richman looks like the guy who defeated food for good!
Let’s just make one thing clear, we’d love Mo’Nique no matter how much weight she gained or lost. As one of the funniest women in Hollywood, Mo’Nique made a name for herself as the sassy, big-boned character actress who could fit into any production. Unfortunately, her weight would lead to health issues which would lead to a new diet program. Now, Mo’Nique is half the size she used to be while remaining just as funny.
Joseph R. Gannascoli
If you are a fan of gangster films, you’re probably aware of Joseph R. Gannascoli. The former big-boned television star has since dropped more than 40lbs following a lap-band surgery. Gannascoli continued the weight loss momentum by sticking to a fitness routine following his surgery. Nowadays, Gannascoli is almost unrecognizable.
Yes, it’s true! Even Jake Gyllenhaal once struggled with his weight, though not in the way that you’d think. For his role in the film, Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal opted to lose a stunning amount of weight in order to make his character appear gaunt and somehow seedier. Gyllenhaal also stocked up on the weight for his role in Southpaw, so who is to say how Gyllenhaal actually looks?
Kelly Rowland rose to critical and commercial acclaim as a musician with the band, Destiny’s Child. While the band may be history, Rowland has stayed in the public spotlight with her own solo efforts. Rowland recently had a baby but you wouldn’t be able to tell from her stunning weight loss!
If you are a fan of Orange is the New Black, then you are well aware as to who Lea Delaria is. Delaria became a fan-favorite as the lovable ruffian, Boon. After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Delaria knew that she had to take a long look at her diet. After cutting out carbs and sugar, Delaria would lose more than 50lbs!
Before Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing in 2016, she had immortalized herself in the world of pop-culture as Princess Leia. While Fisher always had her own inner demons, she slew most of them — including weight gain. Fisher would hire a personal trainer ahead of her return to the Star Wars Universe and it was clear that she stuck to the program.
Jason Sudeikis may be one of the funniest men in Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean he can’t improve himself. Sudeikis decided to reclaim his youth by cutting down on the belly he had been growing. Sudeikis would hire the same personal trainer as his wife, Olivia Wilde, so that they could train together.
If you watched the television show Lost, you probably fell in love with Jorge Garcia. Who wouldn’t? While Jorge Garcia was a lovable teddy bear on the show, he knew that the weight had to go. Jorge would switch to a vegan diet while playing soccer in order to encourage a fun and active lifestyle. Garcia would end up dropping an impressive 70lbs in just 10 months. Who says losing weight can’t be fun?
Let’s get one thing out of the way, Miley Cyrus has never had a major weight issue. Now, let’s explore why that is! Cyrus has opted to live a clean and healthy lifestyle by cutting out gluten and living her life in the gym. Seemingly reformed from her troublesome starlet days, Cyrus is looking as good as ever!
Rosie O’Donnell is a member of television royalty for a number of different reasons. In 2012, the comedian and television host would suffer a heart attack that left her scared of how her weight had gotten out of control. Rosie would end up undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in order to lop off nearly 175lbs. Nowadays, Rosie is looking slim, healthy, and ready to entertain for another several decades.
Missy Elliot knew that her weight was getting out of control, but she needed a wake-up call before she would do anything about it. After a conversation with her doctor, Elliott would decide to attack her weight before it became a problem. The musician and entertainer would get a gym membership while cutting out all junk food and the results are as clear as day before you.
Chelsea Settles first made her break in the industry on the MTV network. At the time, Settles weighed in at nearly 325lbs — a clear sign that she needed to lose weight. Obesity can lead to numerous health issues, but Settles chose to avoid them all by putting in the work to shed 116 lbs.
There’s something to be said for heavy comedians who chose to get slim in order to prolong their life and career. Anthony Anderson has been in just about every film and television show that you can think of. Despite his success, Anderson would get a wake-up call to lose weight when he was diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes. Anderson opted not to mess around and instead hired a dietician and personal trainer immediately. Anderson has since lost 47lbs.
Miranda Lambert is an angel with a golden voice, but the entertainment world requires more. Despite her clear skills as a singer, Lambert was put under the microscope when she began to gain weight. In order to stay on top of the country music world, Lambert opted to change up her diet while cutting egregious junk food.
John Popper is a musician who almost lost it all when he went through a heart attack. To make matters worse for Popper, the singer had also been diagnosed with diabetes. Facing a double-whammy of health concerns, Popper opted to have gastric bypass. The surgery would cut down the weight for Popper while also likely saving his entire life.
Mischa Barton became famous thanks to her run on the television show, The O.C. Outside of the entertainment world, Barton famously faced mental health and substance abuse problems that threatened to derail her life and her career. Thankfully, Barton seems to have turned it around as she is looking much healthier than she has in recent years.
Rick Ross is hip-hop royalty and we’d need an entire day to explain why. Instead, we’ll just focus on his tremendous physical transformation. Rick Ross came to fame when he had quite the body on him. Unfortunately, his health would be put into question after he suffered a pair of seizures. Since then, Ross has lost nearly 75lbs while working with a team of trainers. While Ross already looks like a different person, he still claims that there is a long way to go until he is happy with the change.
Sherri Shepherd is yet another comedian who faced serious health issues as a result of a diabetes diagnosis. Shephered wouldn’t let the diagnosis take her spirit or her health. Instead, she would commit to a new workout routine that would eliminate lazy days, cut out junk food, and help her to cut down on her weight. Shepherd has since lost nearly 40lbs through willpower alone.
Rounding out our list, no pun intended, is the legendary Jimmy Kimmel. While Kimmel has undergone some serious body transformations over the years, he is looking better than he ever has as a member of latenight television. As a staple for late night comedy, Kimmel must understand how important it is to always look sharp. Kimmel decided to drop some serious weight after dealing with a co uple of health problems and this would lead the former Man Show host to drop 20lbs. According to Kimmel, his success came by way of a crash diet which included fasting for multiple days before pigging out the rest of the week.
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