Many celebrities go through the very same problems that ordinary people go through on a regular basis. They go through depression, worry about their body image and stress out. The difference is that ordinary people don’t go through what celebs do. An ordinary person doesn’t have to worry about the media criticising how they dress, how they look and how they carry themselves. Ordinary people freak out over small things all the time, but when a celebrity freaks out, it trends on Twitter. Many celebrities appearances have changed over the years, some good and some not so good. In many cases, the change in appearance actually fluctuates several times throughout their lives. Sometimes, a celebrities appearance changes in a healthy way, through eating right and exercise. Others appearances might change because of depression, stress or drug use, which also contributes to the reason the appearance fluctuates. Here is a look at 15 celebrities whose appearance fluctuated drastically.
15) Ethan Suplee
Ethan Suplee is best known for his roles in Boy Meets World, My Name is Earl and American History X. He’s had a long struggle with his weight, and his appearance has fluctuated drastically, notably in the last few years. In 2011, he announced that he had lost a grand total of 200 lbs, by following a strict diet and exercise. He was much leaner and muscular. However, early in 2014, photos began to surface with once again, him having put the weight back on.
14) Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is a singer, actress and reality star. She is known for appearing on the reality series, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She’s also released many albums, including, In This Skin and Public Affair. During her pregnancy, she put on some weight (obviously), and the media was heavily critical of her during that time. However, many felt her weight gain should have been assumed considering the fact that she was pregnant. Although, she has stated in interviews that she didn’t care what the media was saying and just enjoyed the pregnancy. She has recently lost all lot of the weight and many critics are happy to see “hot Jessica” back.
13) Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt is a well known actress appearing in TV series, Party of Five and The Ghost Whisperer. She also starred in movies like, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Can’t Hardly Wait and Heartbreakers. She is considered by many to be one of the sexiest celebrities. Recently, she gained weight during her pregnancy. Instead of trying to quickly get back to her former body image, she is reportedly more focused on being healthy and making minor changes. Although her appearance didn’t fluctuate drastically, considering her once incredibly sexy, curvaceous body, her appearance has changed quite a bit.
12) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
The Rock is one the greatest and most recognizable WWE stars of all time. He’s also the biggest crossover star, as he transitioned from wrestling to Hollywood. During his days in wrestling, he was known for his large physique. However, during his early film career, he went from action star to Disney star. He appeared in a number of Disney films, such as, The Game Plan, Race To Witch Mountain and The Tooth Fairy. During that time, he lost a considerable amount of his muscle mass and appeared much thinner. However, once he returned to action movies and wrestling, he put the muscle back on, and not in a subtotal manner, as we can see.
11) Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie has been famous for many things in her career. She is a TV personality and reality star. She is also the daughter of famous singer, Lionel Richie. Her appearance began to change after she stopped filming The Simple Life, alongside Paris Hilton. Richie might not have been seen as “thin” when starring on the show, but she was also not exactly “fat”. After losing some weight, she went from being skinny to even skinnier, even looking anorexic. She noted that she didn’t have any type of eating disorder but sought treatment for her inability to put weight on. Today Nicole is a mother of two boys and looks healthy, and better than ever.
10) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is a music icon and one of the best selling female artists of all time. In the 90’s, she was one the hottest and most talked about sex symbols. Although, Mariah’s appearance seemed to change a little, year after year, going from sexy and curvaceous, to rather skinny and appearing unhealthy. During her pregnancy, though, her weight drastically changed. Following the birth of her twins, she had difficulty losing the weight she put on during the pregnancy. However, she has recently been able to start losing the weight, through exercise and healthier eating.
9) Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne is a singer, actress and reality TV star. She is the daughter of heavy metal icon and lead singer of Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne. Throughout the years, her look has changed drastically and usually in a short time period. Her change in appearance has included a range of different hair styles and her hair colors have included, blonde, red, purple and black. Her weight fluctuated as well, but she’s been able to maintain a healthy body. Additionally, her brother, Jack Osbourne has also been able to lose some weight and maintain a healthy appearance.
8) Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson is a singer who is best known as the winner of the very first American Idol. Some of her popular singles have included, “A Moment Like This”, “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Can’t Breathe”. As the young singer began to rise to prominence, she began to gain some weight. After some time, she was able to lose some of the weight and have more of a fit-looking body. However, her appearance has fluctuated in the last couple of years. Through dieting and exercise, she has been able to maintain a much healthier lifestyle.
7) Britney Spears
Britney Spears is one of the best selling and greatest artists of all time. She is known for her hit singles, such as “Oops..I did it again”, “Toxic” and “Womanizer”. She is also known as one of the most infamous celebs. After becoming one of the biggest stars in the world, everything seemed to unravel for Britney. She went from being an absolute sex symbol, to celebrity meltdown symbol. She shaved her head and put on some weight, making her seem like she completely stopped caring about her once beautiful appearance. However, she was able to re-invent herself once again, after losing the weight and growing her hair back. She currently headlines in a Las Vegas show.
6) Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson is a pop icon known for hit singles such as, “Nasty”, “Together”, “That’s The Way Love Goes” and “Rhythm Nation”. She is a member of the famous Jackson Family and younger sister to the late pop icon, Michael Jackson. She has admitted on multiple occasions that she is an emotional eater. Over the years, she has struggled with self-confidence and her body image. Her weight constantly fluctuated throughout her career. In the last few years, she’s been able to maintain a healthier way of living.
5) Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt is the husband of funny-girl Anna Faris. He is best known for his role as the slob but kind-hearted and lovable goofball, Andy Dwyer on the hit sitcom, Parks and Recreation. He’s been a breakout star and recently appeared in the massive hit, Guardians of the Galaxy. When he hosted Saturday Night Live back in September of 2014, he made fun of himself for his fluctuating appearance. He went from 220 lbs to 295 lbs and then to a much slimmer 230 lbs. He appeared in Guardians with a much more muscular physique.
4) Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera is a pop icon best known for her hit singles, “Genie in a Bottle”, “Dirty” and “Beautiful”. She’s also served as the judge on the reality/competition series, The Voice. She’s been able to re-invent herself throughout her career. She went from bubblegum pop star to provocative sex symbol to a more mature image. She was considered to be “too skinny” in the early part of her career. She developed a more curvy figure but she has lost weight several times recently, and appeared much thinner. Her appearance continues to fluctuate. She has been criticized for being too skinny, but has also been criticized for gaining weight. It might be easier for Christina if critics could pick a lane. However, she seems to not care and is very happy with her body.
3) Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is a very well known TV personality and celebrity. She hosted her own talk show, the enormously popular, The Oprah Winfrey Show and now even has her own television network, OWN. Oprah has admitted to being with many verbally abusive men. She notes that being in these types of relationships led her to gain weight and have many other issues. She also suffers from a thyroid problem that contributes to her weight gain and often fluctuating appearance. One thing’s for sure, no matter how she looks, we’ll always love Oprah for her sincerity and generosity.
2) Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley is well known for her role as Rebecca Howe on the hit sitcom, Cheers and her role in the Look Who’s Talking series. She has admitted to eating whatever she wanted her whole life and not gaining any weight. Of course, like for many others, that began to change in the early 90’s, and she put on a considerable amount of weight. In 2011, she lost 100 lbs using a weight loss program. However, considering her appearance is constantly changing, we are never certain of which appearance looks the healthiest on Alley.
1) Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry is best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the critically acclaimed and massively popular sitcom, Friends. He was known for his incredible comedic timing. The series lasted for 10 seasons, and during that time, his appearance and weight fluctuated drastically. He was addicted to alcohol and Vicodin, among other substances. He was in and out of rehab in the late 90’s/early 2000s. The drug abuse caused dramatic changes in his appearance. This is most obvious in the season 7 premiere, which was a direct continuation of the season 6 finale. He appeared much thinner and many felt that his comedic timing was off in season 7. However, he received help and was able to return to a healthier state.