Let’s get real here. Some of the celebrities I see on Instagram are completely unrecognizable from their original forms. Here’s looking at you, Khloe Kardashian! Who’s to say whether it’s PhotoShop, FaceTune, or some combination of the two? Regardless, some celebrities have taken it way too far. We have the Instagram receipts to prove it. The great thing about the app is that we can see how people have changed over the years, and it’s not always for the better. These are the celebrity transformations that I’m paying close attention to. To clarify: I’m not judging ANYONE for how they choose to present themselves. I’m simply pointing out the changes they’ve made to their appearance, and I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether you’re feelin’ it or not.
If you want to see more celebrity transformations, check out the Instagram account @celebbeforeafter and you’ll see allll the changes. Stay tuned for my takes on how these celebs have transformed and why.
Oh Kylie, where do we even start with how you’ve changed?! It’s really none of my business, but for the purposes of this article, I’m getting up close and personal. It all started with the lips. Kylie’s lip injections were a hot topic for a while there, mostly because she denied that she had had any work done. We all knew it was lies, but we couldn’t stop talking about it anyways. The lip scandal started making the rounds on social media back in 2015, and since then, she’s created a billion dollar business out of making lips look stunning. Someone try and tell me that’s not genius! Plus, her makeup game is always on point, which adds to the perceived changes. Whatever she’s doing, it’s working. She’s had tons of other Instagram celebrities try and copy her perfectly made-up look. She’s inspiration for the masses. That’s one celebrity transformation I can get behind!
Poor Khloe K, I really feel for her. For the longest time she claims she was known as the “fat sister,” which must have wrecked her self esteem. It’s hard being part of a family that has paved their way to fame with iconic fashion looks and enviable beauty standards. Khloe’s celebrity transformation starts with the road to her Revenge Body TV show. After the whole ordeal with ex-hubby Lamar Odom, Khloe started working out hardcore. Everyone took note of her slimmer frame, and just like her half-sister Kylie, she turned her celebrity transformation into a TV show. Say what you want about that family, but they know how to turn their looks into a successful business!
This is another celebrity transformation that stunned the world. When Billie Eilish ditched her black and green hair to go blonde, she had us all shook! Besides that, she showed off her body with some very revealing photos for Vogue. I’m all for it, but some of the comments she received in response to that shoot were not okay. For a long time, Eilish didn’t show off her body at all because, well, she’s a teenage girl and didn’t need the media scrutinizing the way she looks. That didn’t stop the internet trolls from harassing her about her new look for Vogue, though. Whatever, people. I stand with Billie!
This celebrity transformation took years, honey! We all know Miley went through a period where she was wild. That’s okay, babe. We loved you for it! Anyway, when she came back onto the scene with a shag haircut, dripping in fabulous jewelry, we fell in love with her all over again. Those Hannah Montana days are far behind her! From what I’ve read, it seems that she quit smoking weed as well. This allowed her to release a bunch of new music with a clear head. She’s still on our radar and I can’t wait to see where she goes next.
Those are the most notable celebrity transformations that I’ve kept my eye on. Have you been tracking these changes? In the world of Hollywood, it’s impossible not to get caught up with constantly looking better. I just hope these stars feel better, too. In the age of Instagram, it seems that image is everything. However, it’s still important to make sure that you’re staying true to yourself.
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