It seems like celebrities are always changing their looks. From hair color, to clothing style, to how much or how little makeup they wore to an event, famous people have something new to display every time they walk out the door. It’s no wonder it takes a team of stylists, hair and makeup artists, nutritionists, and personal trainers to keep up with the demands of the rich and famous. When they want to change something about their appearance, nothing will stand in their way!
For many celebrities, changing their look goes beyond the closet and the makeup brush. It’s about a total transformation - body, face, and even the way they present themselves to the world. Sometimes it’s for a movie role, other times it’s for health reasons, or just to gain more confidence in general.
In 2015 we saw some of the most surprising celebrity transformations yet, and for many of these public figures it went beyond the norm. Some had dramatic weight loss, some had extreme plastic surgery, and some (well, one) became an entirely different gender. There were a lot of unexpected aesthetics that emerged on the red carpet and the silver screen last year, but these celebrities definitely take the cake when it comes to the most shocking body transformations in Hollywood.
10 Khloe Kardashian - Lost 40 Pounds
9 Farrah Abraham - Teen Mom Obsessed With "Plastic"
8 John Krasinski - From Scrawny To Buff
We know John Krasinski best as gangly, nerdy Jim Halpert on The Office. He’s not exactly the first thing you think of when you picture a rugged, muscular heartthrob. Well, it’s about time we changed our minds because John debuted a super sexy bod in 2015 and he was able to complete this transformation in just four months. He got ripped in order to play a Navy SEAL in the movie 13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, but he’s been able to have some fun with his new muscles off set too, like when he posed for the cover of Men’s Health in December. Surprisingly, John has revealed that his wife Emily Blunt doesn’t really like his new hard body and would prefer to have the old “doughy” guy back!
7 Lil Kim - From Black To Cat
We’ve seen Lil Kim slowly change her appearance over the years, and while she’s denied getting plastic surgery, by 2015 it was no longer a question. She’s had so much work done she’s now virtually unrecognizable. From her pinched nose, to her higher cheekbones, to her much lighter skin color, she looks like a totally different person. Whether it was intentional or not, I can’t help but think that her choice in cosmetic surgery is eerily similar to Michael Jackson’s look in the 90’s. If her Instagram feed is any indication, she’s quite happy with her new look, but personally I think the original Kim was a lot sexier.
6 John Goodman - The New And Improved John
Whether he was starring in the 90’s sitcom Roseanne, or the cult classic The Big Lebowski, John Goodman has always been a big guy. But at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, John showed up looking much slimmer than he ever has in the past. His weight has fluctuated a lot over the years and he’s even admitted that at one point he was up to 400 pounds. He says every time Roseanne was on hiatus he would lose 60 pounds but he would always gain it back. It looks like he finally found a routine that works for him. He not only looks great but he’s healthier, too. Hopefully he’s able to stick with it this time around.
5 Chris Hemsworth - Just Keeps Getting Jacked
On the flip side of things, Chris Hemsworth is usually quite beefed up on the regular, but for his role in The Heart of The Sea, he had to drop down to an almost skeletal state. He shared a photo from the set on his social media pages back in November where you can clearly see his ribs and sunken features. Quite the contrast from his enormous muscles for his role in Thor. He joked that his diet program was called “Lost at Sea.” Don’t think I’ll be trying that one anytime soon...
4 Caitlyn Jenner - From Man To Woman
This one isn't too surprising because clearly Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner had one of the major body transformations of 2015 when she transitioned from a man to a woman. Caitlyn unveiled her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair and nearly broke the internet. She became the first person to reach 1 million followers on Twitter within four hours - breaking President Obama’s previous record of 1 million followers in five hours. Caitlyn talked about her transformation with Diane Sawyer on an ABC special and has since debuted her own reality show on E! called I Am Cait, where she continues to discuss her experience as a transgender woman in the spotlight.
3 Kevin Smith - Lost 85 Pounds
2 Matthew McConaughey - Bald In Latest Movie
Even though he’s no stranger to completely changing his body for a film role, Matthew McConaughey might have had a bit of a different experience this time around. Contrary to his gaunt look for Dallas Buyers Club, in his new movie Gold, he’s more than just a little soft around the edges and bald too! In October 2015 he was seen on set sporting this hefty new look, his usual 6-pack abs nowhere to be found. Even though I’m pretty sure this look won’t last, I’ll bet the meals were a lot more delicious when preparing for this role than for any other role he’s had in the past.