Stars Who Underwent Incredible Weight-Loss Transformations- See How They Did It?
Celine Dion – Undisclosed
Wait a minute, Céline Dion has never been overweight and has never had to lose weight. So, what makes her a part of this list? The singer of “My Heart Will Go On” dropped a significant amount of weight, as evidenced by the two photos above, to the point where her bones can be seen.
Even though many were quick to judge her and assume she had anorexia, the 53-year-old debunked all such allegations on Good Morning America by telling the truth about her weight reduction. Her newfound love of dancing, she claims, has caused the numbers on the scale to plummet. As a result, she might want to increase her calorie intake. After all, she has an estimated net worth of $800 million to spend.
Keely Shaye Smith – 120 lbs
To win the heart of a Hollywood star like Pierce Brosnan, Keely Shaye Smith had to be stunning on the inside and out. The journalist, novelist, and television personality gained weight throughout their two-decade marriage, which saw the birth of two children, putting her under public scrutiny.
However, the 57-year-old has put her health and appearance first in recent years, losing an incredible 120 pounds. Clean food and exercise are thought to have aided her in achieving her new physique. Nevertheless, Brosnan deserves credit for being by her side regardless of her appearance.
Kirstie Alley – 100 lbs
Kirstie Alley is one of those celebs who has gone through her fair share of weight loss ups and downs, which is why so many of her fans can connect to her. The Cheers star lost 75 pounds by following Jenny Craig’s program over a decade ago.
In the years that followed, Alley’s weight soared again, but she lost 100 pounds this time. In addition to following an organic diet, she benefited from the physical activity she received during her Dancing with the Stars. Alley’s most recent performance was in You Can’t Take My Daughter as Suzanne.
Rachael Ray – 40 lbs
Food is Rachael Ray’s sole source of income. Given her status as a celebrity chef, TV personality, and businesswoman, it’s easy to imagine her carrying a few extra pounds. However, as she became overweight and then obese, her life was turned upside down.
The 52-year-old, who has hosted The Rachael Ray Show since 2006, had throat surgery a few years ago. It was a blessing in disguise because her aggravation with not being able to talk for a month drove her to the gym. It became ingrained in Ray’s lifestyle and assisted her in losing 40 pounds. After all, her net worth is estimated to stay at some $100 million today.
Alec Baldwin – 30 lbs
Alec Baldwin is the eldest of the Baldwin family’s four original brothers. He is a well-known actor and comedian who rose to prominence after he participated in Knots Landing. Baldwin’s supporters have recently noticed a weight decrease on his side.
That is correct. According to Fabiosa, the 63-year-old lost 30 pounds in four months by taking spin classes, doing Pilates, and cutting out sugar. We’re sure it made him feel a lot better about his job. Baldwin is currently working on several new projects, including Dr. Death, Supercell, and Rust.
Rosie O’Donnell – 64 lbs
Rosie O’Donnell is unquestionably a woman for all seasons. Why? She is a comedian, producer, actress, author, and television personality, among other things. She was just a teenager when Star Search thrust her into the spotlight, and she has maintained a solid career since then.
O’Donnell’s figure began to exhibit more and more weight as she grew older. However, in 2013, she took the life-changing choice to have vertical gastric sleeve surgery, and the 59-year-old went from weighing 240 pounds to 176 pounds as a result. That’s a 64-pound weight loss. I Know This Much Is True starred O’Donnell in 2020. Her net worth is estimated to be over 120 million dollars.
Aretha Franklin – 85 lbs
Although Aretha Franklin is no longer with us, her voice has left an indelible mark on the music business. She was best known for songs like Respect, and I Say a Little Prayer, and she was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Unfortunately, she died of pancreatic cancer in 2018 at the age of 76.
Franklin’s visit to The Wendy Williams Show in 2011 left many people wondering if she was still alive. This is because she has lost a significant amount of weight (85 pounds, according to Fox News) since her last performance in Philadelphia in July 2010.
Austin “Chumlee” Russell – 130 lbs
After appearing on the History Channel’s reality show Pawn Stars, Austin Lee Russell became known as Chumlee. He had the chance to be on TV since he began working at the location (the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop) five years before it was broadcast on television.
Chumlee, who is only 38 years old, is still a young man. He has, however, already undergone gastric sleeve surgery, which has reduced his body size by about half. Chumlee lost 130 pounds by following the food programs before and after the surgery (as well as the procedure itself). He must be so at ease in his skin right now.
Wayne Knight – 100 lbs
Wayne Knight hasn’t played Newman in Seinfeld, Jack O’Lantern on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mindy, or Officer Don Orville in 3rd Rock from the Sun in a long time. But, despite being 65 years old, he is still quite active in his profession.
Knight prioritized his health as he grew older, and he did so in a way that avoided future issues. For example, despite being tempted to have gastric bypass surgery, he elected to grind and sweat his way to a 100-pound weight loss. Soon, we’ll be able to witness him as Frank Wynn in 12 Mighty Orphans.
Tiffani Thiessen – 45 lbs
Tiffani Thiessen has been in various projects, ranging from Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell to Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210 to Elizabeth Burke in White Collar. Whether you believe it or not, her work has developed in tandem with her happy marriage.
Thiessen is the mother of two children, born in 2010 and 2015. She didn’t require years to get back to her original weight because she enjoyed cooking and watching what she ate. According to Too Fab, the 47-year-old has lost 45 pounds as a result of this method. Alexa & Katie and Saved by the Bell were two of her most recent credits.
Rebel Wilson – 60 lbs
How can any Perfect Pitch fan reconcile the fact that “Fat Amy” is no longer “fat?” Rebel Wilson’s figure has been making headlines in recent months. After declaring 2020 her “Year of Health,” the 41-year-old has shed at least 60 pounds.
Even though her stature was a crucial component of her brand, we’re delighted she adopted a healthier lifestyle. Wilson uses the Mayr technique for her meals and avoids sugar and carbs as much as possible, in addition to walking 10,000 steps each day and going to the gym regularly. She’ll make an appearance in The Almond and the Seahorse soon.
Amy Schumer – 10 lbs
Amy Schumer is a well-known comedian who can instantly make any room burst out laughing. But, in 2021 May, the 39-year-old, known for her caustic wit, became a mother for the first time.
After giving birth, Schumer got some pregnancy weight, as do all women, but she swiftly shed up to 10 pounds. It’s unknown what strategies she utilized, but who cares if the work is completed healthily, right? Schumer is now working on the new television series Life & Beth as a producer, director, writer, and performer.
Paul Sinha – 28 lbs
Beloved British TV personality Paul Sinha gave up his medical career out of his love for quizzes, comedy, and TV. Being a Chaser on The Chase, he too lost some pounds just like his fellow Chasers. His diabetes also factored in on his decision to shed the excess stone.
As a doctor, the 50-year-old Sinha knew the toll his illness could take on his life, so he joined ITV’s documentary Fast Fix: Diabetes. There, he followed an 800-calorie per day diet, which helped him lose 28 pounds. Sadly, it’s been confirmed that Sinha won’t be part of the new spinoff Beat The Chasers because of his ailment.
Dawn French – 105 lbs
Dawn French has lost a lot of weight, and anyone with decent eyesight can see it. She appears to be at least ten years younger as a result of the metamorphosis. We’re wondering if it’s her vengeance body, as her makeover began after her divorce in 2010, according to Express UK.
Her most significant noticeable weight loss was in 2014 when she lost 105 pounds in total. She is now 63 years old, radiant, and working very hard in her profession. Between 1994 to 2020, French played Geraldine Granger in The Vicar of Dibley, and in 2022, she will play Mrs. Bowers in Death on the Nile.
Delta Burke – 65 lbs
The weight of a person does not necessarily influence their beauty, but it does determine their health. Delta Burke’s weight loss of 220 pounds was a watershed moment in her life. She took some time off work to focus on eating correctly and engaging in other physical activities, which helped her lose 65 pounds and achieve a healthy weight.
Burke is a well-known American actress best known for portraying Suzanne Sugarbaker in the television series Designing Women. Boston Legal, Bridal Fever, and Counter Culture are just a few of the 64-year-latest old’s ventures.
Roseanne Barr – 80 lbs
Roseanne Barr is an American actress, comedian, and writer best known for her sitcom, which aired from 1988 until 1997. Her primary source of income has been radio, where she co-hosts The Roseanne and Johnny Show with her partner, Johnny Argent, since 2008.
Barr is now a 68-year-old woman. Nonetheless, we can all agree that her appearance has improved over time, making her appear more glamorous. It could be related to her weight-loss journey, which began in 1998 with gastric bypass surgery. Barr is said to have lost a total of 80 pounds.
Adele – 100 lbs
Adele and her locations are known to almost everyone in the younger generations. Hello, Send My Love (To Your New Lover) and Set Fire to the Rain are some of her best-known songs from this era.
Adele’s name never faded from the public limelight when the noise around her divorce died down, especially after her miraculous weight reduction makeover. It went viral after she shared a photo of herself wearing a black dress on Instagram. According to Prevention, the mother of one lost 100 pounds by following a Sirtfood (nutrition-rich) diet and doing out three times a week. After that, it is up to her to decide how she wants to spend her $190 million net worth.
Pauline Quirke – 112 lbs
Pauline Quirke’s character in Birds of a Feather (Sharon Theodopolopodous) was a mouthful, but admirers believe she gave it her all. The 60-year-old continues to work after a five-decade career and has lately been in Emmerdale and Broadchurch.
Quirke’s weight reached 280 pounds at one time in her life, making her feel self-conscious. Finally, however, she got a massive milestone (in 2011), shedding 112 pounds in total. We hope she is feeling better and more confident now, even though her body mass has always been a source of stress in her life.
John Goodman – 100 lbs
While 68-year-old American actor John Goodman began dropping a lot of weight in a short period, rumors of his undergoing surgery began to circulate almost immediately. But, on the other hand, the King Ralph celebrity did not take the easy route but instead did all of the hard graft alone.
Goodman changed his lifestyle by cutting calories and exercising, according to The New York Post. He lost roughly 100 pounds by following a Mediterranean-style diet and walking 12,000 steps regularly. As a result, we’re sure The Conners actor now feels much more at ease in his skin.
Chaz Bono – 85 lbs
Remember the 1960s power couple Sonny Bono and Cher, who made a name for themselves with the hit song “I Got You, Babe?” During their time together, they had a child. Chaz Bono is an author, musician, and actor who grew up in the media limelight.
Chaz was born Chastity Sun Bono, a girl, before getting gender change surgery, which his admirers may not be aware of it. According to the Daily Mail, the 52-year-old felt his weight was out of control and went on a dairy-free diet, exercised regularly, and danced to lose an incredible 85 pounds. He was so dedicated that on his birthday, he just ate cake.
Chrissy Metz – 100 lbs
Chrissy Metz has been through a lot due to being obese as a child, especially when it comes to bullying. But, with that stated, we were pleasantly delighted by how lovely and bubbly she turned out to be, with roles in shows like This Is Us, Sierra Burgess is a Loser, and Breakthrough, among others.
Metz, who is now 40 years old, has reduced at least by 100 pounds, and the fact that she did so in just five months astounds anyone. Metz achieved such an inspiring transformation by limiting her calorie intake to 2,000 and going on 20-minute walks every day, according to Women’s Health magazine.
Melissa Rauch – Undisclosed
How did Melissa Rauch, a small woman, end up on this list? First, we must not forget that, despite her diminutive stature, she is a mother of two children. The 40-year-old actress has been in the industry since 2006, but she shot to international fame after starring in The Big Bang Theory as Bernadette Rostenkowski.
Rauch’s weight never grew out of control, and she was able to get back to her average healthy weight following the deliveries of her children by eating well. In addition, her breast reduction surgery may have facilitated her weight loss journey.
Gemma Collins – 43 lbs
Gemma Collins is a well-known British television personality. Her participation in The Only Way is Essex catapulted her into the national spotlight, and she has since been on various TV programs such as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, Get Me Out of Here, and her own Gemma Collins: Diva.
Collins had been trying to have a kid since she turned 40 and realized her biological clock was ticking. Her diagnosis of the polycystic ovarian syndrome, on the other hand, compelled her to go on a diet and achieve a healthy weight. She also reportedly underwent SkinnyJab injections, which she claims helped her lose 43 pounds.
Melissa Mccarthy – 50 lbs
When it comes to being harassed and body-shamed, Melissa McCarthy has had her fair share of struggles. However, none of it could stop her from being her most authentic self and enjoying her most extraordinary life. In the present, the Gilmore Girls star can be described as a well-known actress who wants a happy marriage and children and a successful career.
McCarthy, who is now 50, has just toned up thanks to a 50-pound weight loss. According to Good Housekeeping, she accomplished it by following her doctor’s advice to follow an all-liquid diet. She is currently working on several projects, including The Starling and Nine Perfect Strangers.
Zach Galifianakis – 50 lbs
If Zach Galifianakis looks familiar, you’ve likely seen him in one of the Hangover films or one of the other 70plus movies he’s worked on it. He played Alan in the Hangover movies and successfully avoided getting a hangover afterward.
What we mean is that Galifianakis stopped consuming alcohol, which helped him lose weight and improved the health of his internal organs. According to Life and Style magazine, he reduced 50 pounds simply by giving up drinking. Isn’t his self-control awe-inspiring? Between Two Ferns, which he co-hosts with Zach Galifianakis, is still hosted by the 51-year-old.
Queen Latifah – 20 lbs
Dana Elaine Owens’ name may not be familiar, but her stage moniker “Queen Latifah” most surely is. She began her career as a rapper and singer in the 80s and has since built herself in the entertainment industry through acting and production work.
Queen Latifah was never a small woman, as everyone who knows her can attest. She has always been overweight, but it appears that she has started a healthy lifestyle with celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins. By working out five days a week and boogie-boarding and biking, the 51-year-old has lost 20 pounds.
Britney Spears – 20 lbs
Britney Spears is another star who has had two children. Spears, known as the “Princess of Pop,” has shed about 20 pounds in total over the years. Hola! Claims that are keeping to a diet high in fruits and vegetables and indulging in physical activities have helped her stay in Shape over the years.
The Oops!… is now 39 years old. As of now, the I Did It Again singer has recorded nine albums and over 45 singles. Unsurprisingly, the majority of it has charted in the United States, with many reaching number one.
Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) – Undisclosed
Alana Thompson, also known as Honey Boo Boo, rose to fame as a television personality early. She debuted on Toddlers & Tiaras and competed in other children’s beauty pageants before launching her reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Thompson, who now is just 15 years old, was a child obesity victim. Because most of her family members were overweight, it is possible that it was in her genes. However, the family appears to be adopting a better lifestyle as their weight loss modifications become more visible by the day.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi – 42 lbs
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is a television personality who is most known for her roles in Jersey Shore, Snooki & Jwoww, and Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. She was born in Santiago, Chile. Given that she is a married lady with three children, the 33-year-old maintains a good work-life balance.
That’s correct. Snooki has had three pregnancies and has always returned to her attractive self by going to the gym. According to People magazine, she lost 42 pounds by doing an hour of workouts and cardio four times a day. Her accomplishments are all the more remarkable given her history of anorexia.
Jason Alexander – 30 lbs
Born Jay Scott Greenspan, Jason Alexander is a 61-year-old American actor who has worked in the entertainment industry since the 1980s. His roles as George Costanza, Phillip Stuckey, and the main character in Seinfeld, Pretty Woman, and Duckman, respectively, stand out among his nearly 140 acting credits.
Alexander, who has been happily married since 1982, underwent a physical makeover in 2010. According to Cision PR Newswire, he followed the Jenny Craig approach and reached his 30-pound weight loss objective. Alexander has voiced Noah Brooks in The Gettysburg Address and appeared in Harley Quinn and Young Sheldon.
Kelly Clarkson – 37 lbs
Kelly Clarkson, the singer of “A Moment Like This,” realized what millions of people have attempted to achieve. According to Country Living, she lost 37 pounds after reading the book The Plant Paradox. Not just reading the book but also doing what it recommends is required.
The 39-year-old mother of two ate everything she wanted but swapped out the items with better, lower-calorie alternatives. Isn’t she astute? Her recent work has included mentoring on The Voice and, since 2019, presenting her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Kaley Cuoco – 6 lbs
Kaley Cuoco isn’t even close to being overweight, as evidenced by her appearance. So, why is she on this list in the first place? We know she hasn’t been pregnant because she doesn’t have any children. The Big Bang Theory star is a yoga devotee in real life, just like she is on the show.
Cuoco has lost six pounds by following healthy eating habits, avoiding soda consumption, and, of course, exercising, as she shared with Shape. It may not appear to be much, but it is for someone who is not overweight.
Valerie Bertinelli – 50 lbs
Even though Valerie Bertinelli is 61 years old, she is still a sight to behold. Only she, however, is aware of the difficulties she has had in maintaining her Shape. She shed nearly 50 pounds, according to Forbes, and revealed that the trip was as much an emotional as it was a physical one.
Valerie’s Home Cooking presenter, who now works on the Food Network, has prioritized liking herself, which we believe is the key to a happy life. Since starting to work for the Food Network, she hasn’t done any acting work. Her most recent role was as Melanie Moretti in Hot in Cleveland.
Kirsten Vangsness – 50 lbs
On the CBS drama series Criminal Minds, Kirsten Vangsness plays FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia. She is also a writer for the show, having contributed to at least five episodes. Vangsness, who is now 48 years old, used to be a plus-size woman, but she is now advocating a much healthier shape after losing 50 pounds.
Her motivation came from a book she read in addition to Renee Stephens’ free audio series. The program lasts six weeks and is said to lead listeners down a spiritual path to losing weight.
Jennifer Coolidge – Undisclosed
Jennifer Coolidge dropped an unknown amount of weight, but she did it by taking Garcinia Cambogia 100 supplements, which are purportedly natural according to PK Baseline. She had never been overweight. As a result, the 59-year-old looks fantastic both before and after her makeover.
Even though she has been acting since 1993, Coolidge rose to prominence after playing Jeanine Stifler in the American Pie films and Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in the Legally Blonde movies. She has remained active over the years and is currently working on new projects such as Single All the Way and The White Lotus.
Rikishi – Undisclosed
Rikishi appears to have dropped weight recently, but his inability to do so in the early 2000s cost him his job with the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. His wrestling career was predicted, considering he was born into the Anoa’i family of Samoan wrestlers.
According to The Sportster, the WWE let the WWE Hall of Famer depart in July of 2004 after he failed to meet the company’s weight-loss demands. However, Rikishi, now 55 years old, still makes a rare appearance at wrestling events. In 2020, he, for example, attended The Undertaker’s retirement ceremony at Survivor Series.
Mark Labbett – 134 lbs
Mark Labbett served as a Quizzer on The Chase, taking on and defeating all opponents, as well as a Chaser, albeit a formidable one. He became so well-known as a result of the performance that he carried it to America and Australia.
Labbett, also known as The Beast, has recently flaunted his weight loss. The 55-year-old has been on a weight-loss adventure since 2003, but it was during the 2020 lockdown that he shed the most pounds. He lost 134 pounds while chasing his three-year-old son and consuming a high-protein diet.
Anne Hegerty – 42 lbs
Anne Hegerty, who starred in I’m a Celebrity. Get Me Out of Here! is another Chaser on The Chase. The 62-year-old English television personality was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, but her participation in the ITV show helped her acquire confidence and begin her weight-loss quest.
According to heart, Hegerty lost 42 pounds in just three weeks by eating only rice and beans. On This Morning, the Chase Governess revealed that cutting back on salt in her diet has helped her lose weight. Hegerty is now hosting Britain’s Brightest Family as well.
Gabourey Sidibe – 150 lbs
Gabourey Sidibe was born and raised in New York City, where she received an associate’s degree and worked as a receptionist before launching her acting career in 2009 with the lead part in Precious. Everyone had grown accustomed to seeing her as a chubby woman.
Even though she is still a few pounds overweight, the Empire actress has shed nearly half of her initial body weight of 300 pounds. However, she did so by undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery in March 2017 after numerous failed attempts to lose weight on her own. The 37-year-old will be seen in The Harper House soon, according to reports.
Paul Sinha – 28 lbs
Paul Sinha, a famous British TV personality, put up his medical career to pursue his passion for quizzes, humor, and television. He, like his fellow Chasers, lost some weight during a Chaser on The Chase. His diabetes had a role in his choice to get rid of the extra stone.
As a doctor, Sinha, 50, was well aware of his illness’s impact on his life, so he agreed to participate in ITV’s program Fast Fix: Diabetes. He followed an 800-calorie-per-day diet there, and he lost 28 pounds. But, unfortunately, due to his illness, Sinha will not be a part of the upcoming spinoff Beat The Chasers.
Jorge Garcia – 100 lbs
As often as fans enjoyed the actor Jorge Garcia’s hilarious and fat incarnation, he has made some significant adjustments in his life. He recently embraced a healthier lifestyle, for example, by drastically reducing the number of his meal portions. He lost a whopping 100 pounds as a result of it.
Why did you make such a drastic lifestyle change? We’re going to go out on a limb and suggest it has something to do with the Lost actor’s recent marriage to Rebecca Birdsall, who wishes to spend the rest of his life with it. When We Were Pirates and Running Out of Time are two of Garcia’s current projects.
Jessica Simpson – 100 lbs
In this day and age, almost every adult enjoys a good Jessica Simpson song. However, the singer of “Irresistible” hasn’t released any new music in nearly a decade. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s been out of the spotlight.
The 40-year-old has a successful acting career, owns The Jessica Simpson Collection, and will release a memoir in 2020. Simpson, like many other mothers, struggled with weight gain during her three pregnancies. Despite this, she quickly got back in Shape by joining Weight Watchers, walking 14,000 steps per day, and following “The Body Reset” diet, shedding at least 100 pounds. Her net worth is believed to be $200 million in 2021.
EJ Johnson – 180 lbs
It’s not every day that someone loses 180 pounds, especially in their early twenties. Earvin Johnson III, sometimes known as EJ Johnson, is the middle child of Magic Johnson, a former professional basketball player.
EJ, who is now 28 years old, is an out gay man well-known in popular culture for his feminine yet stunning design style. Although he is still young, the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills actor underwent gastric sleeve surgery in 2015, which resulted in him losing 180 pounds.
Carol Vorderman – Undisclosed Weight Lost
Carol Vorderman is 69 years old, which is hard to comprehend. But, on the other hand, the 26-year-old Countdown personality is well-known for her cleanse lifestyle, which she has even written about. She enjoys intermittent fasting and has completed 28-day detox plans while maintaining a healthy activity level through exercise. Counting calories isn’t her thing, either, because she’s more concerned with what’s eaten than with how much.
Vorderman recently revealed on social media that a teaspoon of butter in her coffee had changed her intermittent fasting habit for the better. The British media star said on Twitter that she finished her six-mile run before preparing a lovely fry meal
Alison Hammond – Undisclosed Weight Lost
Alison Hammond rose to fame after appearing on Big Brother in 2002. Despite being the second person to be voted off, she was able to work on This Morning the following year. In truth, the 39-year-old is still employed by the ITV show.
Hammond admitted that she weighed around 20 stones at her heaviest. In 2019, she chose to make a career move and became a brand ambassador for WW (previously Weight Watchers). Hammond hired a personal trainer and documented her strenuous training on Instagram.