Being a celebrity is no easy task. Famous people live their lives in front of cameras, and whether they’re having a good day or a bad day, their entire lives are under a microscope. When dealing with the stress of being in the entertainment industry, some celebrities crack under pressure.
Justin Bieber has gone through many ups and downs in his private life and his career. After numerous run-ins with the law, including a DUI arrest, many believe he’s going through an identity crisis and rebelling against the wholesome image he once portrayed. His fans really became concerned when he compared himself to Michael Jackson. It’s not easy being in the spotlight at such a young age, but we hope the Biebs breaks free from his identity crisis soon.
It’s hard not to notice Lil’ Kim’s drastic change in appearance. The rapper’s looks have been completely transformed throughout the years from what many suspect to be numerous plastic surgery procedures and skin bleaching treatments. But despite her ever-changing appearance, Kim seems to be going through an internal crisis. First, she labeled herself “the Black Kardashian,” and now, she has proclaimed to the world that she’s a “Spanish girl trapped in a Black girl’s body.”
Miley Cyrus has admitted to suffering from an identity crisis following her departure from the Disney show “Hannah Montana.” The singer and actress struggled with having to change her appearance to fit the show’s character. For so long, she was “made pretty” by the makeup artists and the wardrobe stylists on set, but once the show ended, Miley questioned who she really was. She was quoted as saying, ”I was made to look like someone that I wasn’t…and then when I wasn't on that show, it was like, who the –-- am I?”
After news reports surfaced that Kim Kardashian had been robbed at gunpoint in Paris, the reality TV star has done a complete 180. The once social media-obsessed celeb went absolutely silent on all of her online accounts, and on the few occasions that she ventured outside of her home, she was photographed looking unrecognizable. She has since traded in all of her fancy clothing for sweatshirts and sneakers. Many assume the robbery has shaken her up so much that she is finally ready to switch up her identity and live a more low-key life.
Gymnast McKayla Maroney became a household name when she won the gold and silver medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Her face became the inspiration for a hilarious meme, she met the President of the United States, and many couldn’t wait to see what was up next for the young and talented athlete. Unfortunately, McKayla was forced to retire in February 2016 after undergoing surgeries and battling health issues. Following her retirement, she said she felt she had “lost” herself, and separating from her identity as a gymnast was a tough battle.
Kylie Jenner’s physical transformation led many to believe the young Hollywood star was going through an identity crisis. She has admitted to plumping her lips with fillers, but plastic surgeons also believe she has augmented her cheeks, elevated her eyebrows and contoured her body. Despite morphing into a glam starlet, Kylie still suffers from low self-esteem. She posted a video to Snapchat telling her followers she never “really talks” on the app nor shows her personality because she’s insecure and “unsure of who the real Kylie Jenner is.”