What happened to these celebrities, and is it fair how the media treats them?
Hollywood executives will usually only let you step foot into their exclusive world of glitz and glamor if you’re hot as all hell. Besides once you have earned yourself a certain amount of fame and fortune, you are opened up to a world of personal stylists, free designer clothing and unlimited plastic surgery.That’s why celebrities tend to look pretty flawless and why us mere mortals so desperately crave to resemble them in every possible way.However, it’s definitely not easy to constantly ensure that you always fall under society’s very narrow definition of beauty. That’s why, eventually, so many stars start to let themselves go, according to harsh critics in the media who have insanely high standards.
1. Matthew Perry
In Friends, the woman who Chandler ends up marrying, Monica, is known for her striking transformation from a larger girl to a slender woman. Well, Matthew seems to have transformed in a rather different way. But hey, we’ll be there for you when the rain starts to fall…2. Christina Aguilera
Christina went from being a ’90s chick who could legitimately call herself a bottle-sized genie to being, well, much more curvaceous. But hey, no one’s knocking it, and to quote my favorite singer, “you are beautiful no matter what they say.”3. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin was quite the hottie back in the day, who knew? This is who I will try to picture the next time I tune into 30 Rock.This next celebrity was one of many famous women who was slated after putting on weight post-childbirth. Give her a break…4. Kelly Clarkson
People haven’t been too kind about Kelly’s weight gain in recent years. Then again, when you begin your career with Simon Cowell as your fiercest critic, you learn to be thick-skinned. How else would you be able to survive in the business?5. Britney Spears
“I’m Mrs. ‘She’s too fat, now she’s too thin’” – straight from the horse’s mouth.6. Mariah Carey
Yeah… no one is going to tell this diva to start hitting the gym. And why should she have to?
Now Vince Vaughn may be a lovable rogue in the world of romantic comedies, but did you know just how remarkably different he looked when he was younger?7. Vince Vaughn
Even Vince couldn’t dodge the inevitable aging process, but he does look good for his age! Plus he dated the likes of Jennifer Aniston – the guy must have some serious game.8. Pink
So what? She’s still a rockstar. And a mighty fierce one at that.9. John Travolta
John’s no stranger to physical transformation having played a woman in Hairspray back in 2007.You’ll definitely remember this woman from your favorite childhood movies, and she hasn’t changed a bit. On the inside I mean…10. Kirstie Allie
Look who we’re still talking about…11. Jonah Hill
Keeping the weight off is an up Hill battle.12. Janet Jackson
She is the queen of yo-yo dieting.Yes, they may all be part of Hollywood’s rich and famous elite and have the entire world at their fingertips but they too are not immune to weight gain and the natural process of aging.If you want to see more incredible celebrity transformations, there’s plenty more where these came from. Take a look at this and prepare for your jaw to drop: