Being in the limelight is no easy task. We see celebrities going through much pressure to always put their best foot forward before the paparazzi. Whether due extreme weight fluctuations, plastic surgery, or simply aging, a lot of our favourite male and female stars look quite different today.
Let’s look at 10 celebrities who are completely unrecognizable these days. Before proceeding, do subscribe to our channel for more amazing videos.
10. Renee Zellweger
When Bridget Jones’ Baby premiered in 2016, everyone loved the film but what was most noticeable was the significantly different facial features of the lead star Renee Zellweger. Rumours were flying all around that the American actress had recently gone under the knife and even had a few Botox shots. However, Zellweger came back strong and lashed out against all the speculation by saying that her face was simply changing with age. The Oscar winner pointed the out the 15-year difference between the first Bridget Jones movie in 2001 and the latest and added that it was only natural she would look different at present. Plastic surgery or no, we can’t help but admire Zellweger’s eternal spunk and confidence.
9. Lara Flynn Boyle
The 90s TV star was once renowned for her beauty with her porcelain skin and dark hair. Boyle has enjoyed success in mainstream Hollywood too with roles in movies including Men in Black II and Baby’s Day Out. Yet, the years do not seem to have been very kind to this American beauty as she currently looks extremely unrecognizable to fans. At 48 years of age, Lara looks like she has had lip and cheek implants as well as some other procedures with her cosmetic surgeon. While these procedures should normally make a person look good, in Lara’s case, they have actually spoiled her naturally good looks and left her looked very deflated and strange indeed. Some suspect that Lara has had surgery years ago and now allowed some old plumping fillers to dissolve which has left her with very saggy skin.
8. Britney Spears
Oops! She’s done it again. The princess of pop has always been known for her midriff-baring outfits and long blonde hair which have been copied by her teenage fans across the world. Yet, as the years have gone by, there are rumours of the former pop sensation undergoing plastic surgery to enhance her looks. It is suspected that Spears has had cheek fillers, a nose job and some Botox in an effort to combat the signs of aging. This wouldn’t be the first time that Spears has been known to suddenly alter her looks though. Fans would remember how the star dramatically shaved her head bald back in 2007. All said and done, one cannot deny that everyone misses the old Britney Spears who first captured our hearts with her innocent schoolgirl appeal on MTV.
7. Kris Jenner
The matriarch of the Kardashian family, Kris Jenner has truly redefined the concept of being a momager. With her very famous brood in the limelight, Jenner isn’t too far behind in hogging some of the spotlight for herself. Being blessed with naturally good features, Kris hasn’t been afraid to reveal that she still went under the knife to fix up some of her face. Experts reveal that Kris has likely had a face lift, a brow lift, some Botox and even breast implants, among other surgeries. More recently, Jenner traded her signature black locks for a platinum blonde look to match that of daughter Kim Kardashian. Not to mention, at 62 years old, Kris Jenner can rock bandage dresses and boots and give many models a run for their money. Hmm, for the Kardashians it does run in the family.
6. Katy Perry
Popstar Katy Perry has always impressed us with her eclectic style and funky lyrics. Yet, she has now taken it all a notch higher and shed her good-girl long locks for a spunky blonde pixie cut. With heavy eye makeup and a nose ring to complete the look, the California Gurls singer is a far cry from her original self. Not that we are complaining. The gorgeous singer has received a bevy of compliments for her new style. Though, like with most stars who undergo a radical physical transformation, Katy Perry too has faced rumours of plastic surgery. Perry of course vehemently denies all, saying that she has only had minor dermatology treatments to tackle acne scars on her face.
5. Khloe Kardashian
The Kardashians are one family who know how to always stay in the limelight and grab headlines. And, anyone who’s followed this family right from the start would remember how different Khloe Kardashian looked 10 years ago. The reality TV star’s looked have changed and, unlike most of the people on this list, they have changed for the better. Fans would remember Khloe in 2007 as plump with dark hair and glowing skin. However, in recent times, the fashionista has lost a significant amount of weight and dyed her hair blonde. The new Khloe Kardashian is glamorous and she sure loves the attention. Completely unrecognizable from her old self, Khloe admits that growing up she was always compared to her more beautiful sisters and thus was always under pressure to look good.
4. John Travolta
When people watched season 1 of American Crime Story: The People VS OJ Simpson, they loved the show but, they were also equally taken aback by the John Travolta’s appearance. The 80s Hollywood heartthrob looked like he had undergone several plastic surgeries with his stiff lips and unnaturally tight skin. The star was barely recognizable save for his voice and trademark smile. Travolta plays Robert Shapiro, a Hollywood hotshot legal, who successfully defends OJ Simpson in his murder trial. On the show’s premier, people on Twitter went into a frenzy over Travolta’s looks, with some even saying that he looked like his face was ‘melting’. While Travolta has been known to keep reinventing himself over the years, he has not personally admitted to having any cosmetic enhancements done.
3. Jennifer Grey
Jennifer Grey first shot to fame as the young and impressionable Baby opposite Patrick Swayze in the 1987 romantic hit Dirty Dancing. Beautiful as she was, the star often admitted that she was conscious of her large nose and finally, decided to undergo a rhinoplasty. Jennifer Grey’s nose job has indeed shown the world how a single surgery can truly alter someone’s entire look. Her golden curls and long and bumpy nose were actually the highlight of her face and set her apart from all her contemporaries. Today, Grey admits that doing the surgery was probably one of the biggest mistakes of her career as it made her barely recognizable and was probably the reason she lost out on many lucrative acting deals.
2. Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke began his career as a boxer and moved to Hollywood in the 70s. Known for his smouldering good looks and charm, Rourke quickly became a sex symbol. However, one cannot help but notice the many changes in this actor’s physical appearance over the years. However, Rourke has had to have his surgeries done for more practical reasons and not vanity. Many outings in the boxing ring left this handsome star with many injuries that demanded he go under the knife. This has left him completely unrecognizable today with no semblance to his formerly handsome self. Yet, Rourke’s changing looks have not impacted his run in Hollywood as he has recently landed roles in some of the biggest blockbusters including Iron Man II, The Wrestler and The Expendables.
Before we unveil the final entrant on this list, we want to ask you: which celebrity do you think has had the most botched up plastic surgery ever? Leave your reply in the comments section below and let’s see which celeb gets the most votes.
1. Angus T Jones
Fans of the hit TV series Two and a Half Men would remember Angus T Jones as the young Jake Harper in the popular CBS show. Only 10 years of age when he landed his role, Jones has literally grown up in front of our eyes. However, since his departure from the show, Angus’s physical appearance has changed so dramatically that fans would not recognise him if he passed them on the street. Sporting long hair, a shaggy beard and glasses, Angus T Jones seems comfortable in his own skin; however, we are not too sure what to make of this new look. Looks apart, Angus has not been landing any major roles on screen of late and only time will tell if this actor decides to resurface or fade into oblivion. We certainly hope it is the former.