Here in America, we thrive on celebrity culture. We want to know what these movie stars, singers, and television actors do every day and we love to comment on their physical attributes. We thrive to know their personal lives outside of the studio. The Internet also loves to put celebrities down because of things like their behavior and their weight. Overweight celebrities are given more negative attention than their average-weight counterparts.
That’s why it is important to give them recognition when they turn their lives around and adopt healthier lifestyles. Without further ado, here are 10 celebs who underwent extreme weight loss.
10. Reinventing Rosie O’Donnell
Rosie O’Donnell is no stranger to the entertainment world. She has appeared on the big screen and television playing various roles as the big girl. O’Donnell has consistently weighed over 200 pounds and even suffered a heart attack at a very young age. In 2013, the actress underwent gastric sleeve surgery and lost over 60 pounds.
9. A Slimmer Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen has always embraced his chubbiness for his a vast majority of his hilarious roles. Rogen adopted the “5 Factor Diet” and began to eat a lot healthier. He trimmed down around 30 pounds of excess body fat. You can tell by his face that he looks healthier and more alive.
8. A Jaw-Dropping John Goodman
Actor John Goodman just received his star cemented on Hollywood Blvd. His large size led to roles as the “big guy” on the television show Roseanne and the movie The Flinstones. Recently, Goodman went through a health kick that contributed to his loss of nearly one hundred pounds of body fat. Check out Star Jones’ incredible weight loss in #7!
7. A Fresh Start For Star Jones
Star Jones really stood out when she was a co-host on The View. She reached 300-pounds and was diagnosed as morbidly obese. She had enough with the media talking about her weight and loathed the health risks that came with it. After a successful gastric bypass surgery, Jones lost an incredible 160 pounds.
6. Janet Jackson’s Time Warp
Janet Jackson has remained largely out of the spotlight for quite some time. In 2007, fans and the media began to notice the pop star was packing some extra poundage. She decided to consult a nutritionist who put her on a strict diet. She got back to her old weight and looks amazing for a 50-year-old woman.
5. Not The Same Zach Galifianakis
Actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis has always played characters known to be chubby and somewhat idiotic. The chubbiness was just part of his charm and a big reason why he became successful. After a while, he began to get tired of that stereotype and decided to lose some weight. He adopted a no-alcohol and healthy eating lifestyle and lost 40 pounds! Find out how Queen Latifah fared with her new diet in #4!
4. Queen Latifah’s Looking Good!
Queen Latifah is known for being a heavyset hip-hop star and actress. She decided she did not want to be known as the curvy celebrity, so she took matters into her own hands. She hired an amazing person trainer and started eating healthier and spending her extra time on the treadmill contributing to her 30-pound weight loss.
3. Kelly Osbourne Is Born Again
When Ozzy Osbourne introduced his family to the world with his hit television series The Osbournes, everyone noticed his foul-mouthed and chubby daughter, Kelly. As Kelly grew up and started to shed her teenage angst, she also began to shed some pounds. While working on her own career, Kelly Osbourne lost nearly 50 pounds.
2. Oprah Winfrey Is Winning
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most notorious and successful media moguls in history. Oprah was also known for her weight. In 1999, Winfrey weighed close to 237 pounds. She put herself through an extensive weight loss regimen and she now boasts a beautiful figure. Her weight-loss inspired many women across the world to care more for their health.
Perhaps the most impressive diet success story comes in #1. Can you guess who it is?
1. Mama June? Can’t Be
Honey Boo-boo’s mama was one of the biggest reality stars in the world, and we don’t mean by popularity. She decided to tackle her weight problem by eating healthier and exercising. Her new diet paid off and Mama June lost about 150 pounds and went from a size 28 to a size 16 in no time.