16 Celebrity Transformations That Made Us Feel Awkward

They say that looks fade. They say that looks will never last forever. Who are they? Nobody is sure, but they're right. We all grow up, change in several ways and become unique individuals. There has always been a massive amount of pressure on celebrities to look flawless, beautiful and stunning. Basically, celebrities are expected to be perfect. They are viewed under a harsh microscope sometimes. Their every move is scrutinized by the media and public. Celebrities might feel a need to remain youthful looking and beautiful. For centuries, many have been searching for the fountain of youth but have been unsuccessful. Those who didn't want to go in search of the fountain of youth though, settled on changing their hair color, working on their body and even plastic surgery. Sometimes, these transformations don't work out very well. They transform into a completely different person and it can be a bit awkward. Here is a look at 16 transformations that made us feel awkward.

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16 Katy Perry


15 Britney Spears


In the late 90's and early 2000's, Britney Spears was one of the most beautiful, sexy and talked about celebrities. Every man wanted her and every woman wanted to be her. She was known for her sense of style, breathtaking good looks and her long, gorgeous, flowing hair. Then one day, it was all gone. By 2007, she was one of the most infamous celebrities. Reports of her relationship problems, not being a good mother and being called plain old crazy, started to surface. The biggest change though, was when her once gorgeous, flowing hair was shaved off. She went completely bald. Like, Stone Cold Steve Austin bald.

14 Jean-Claude Van Damme

13 Goldie Hawn

12 Courtney Love

11 Bruce Jenner

10 Kim Novak

9 Mickey Rourke

8 Jennifer Grey

7 Renee Zellweger

About a week ago, it was impossible to go onto any social media site and not read about the new look of Renee Zellweger. She is best known for her roles in Bridget Jones's Diary, Chicago and Jerry Maguire. She appeared at the 21st annual Elle Magazine's Women in Hollywood Awards show, and looked drastically different. Many in the media noted that she looked unrecognizable. She defended her new look, noting that she felt "happy".

6 Joan Rivers

The late, great Joan Rivers was a stand up comedian, talk show host, author and generally hilarious person. She first rose to fame after appearing on the Tonight Show, in 1965. She is the first female to have a late night talk show. Like many, she tried to get her youthful looks back. Eventually, she had several plastic surgeries to get those looks back. Instead, she got something else. Her looks and bottom lip may have drastically changed, but her sense of humor certainly didn't.

5 Sylvester Stallone

4 Pete Burns

3 Michael Jackson

One of the most talked about and discussed transformations was of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Perhaps, nobody will understand the type of pressure a celebrity like Michael went through. He grew up right in front of us all. Maybe he couldn't let go, or maybe it was us. Michael was notorious for having countless surgeries to change his nose, cheeks, lips and chin. One of the biggest differences was his skin color, although, he claimed this was because of a skin condition. Regardless, he remains one of the biggest selling artists of all time.

2 Donatella Versace

1 Jocelyn Wildenstein

Jocelyn Wildenstein is known for her countless, extravagant cosmetic surgeries. She is a socialite who was once married to a millionaire, Alec Wildenstein. He was a part of a wealthy family and soon, so was she. Apparently, Alec had a thing for really big cats and her surgeries were an attempt to look similar to a cat. She has stated that she is very happy with how she looks.

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