The entertainment industry has become the unofficial shining beacon for the world’s lifestyle. It sets a seemingly agreeable standard of fashion, luxury, and of course beauty.
When it comes to physical appearance, the big powerful executives as well as the audience only want people of idealized slender figures to act, host, sing, dance, and perform in any way.
If a woman is any larger than size 6, she is not likely to get any leading role in films; if a man has no washboard abs and rock solid chest, he should be so lucky being a sidekick.
For celebrities, losing weight is part of the job. They must maintain ideal figures to improve the chances of getting hired for the next project.
Certain roles even require actors to lose so much weight within impossibly short period of time that they need to resort to unhealthy diet methods.
But some of them actually lose weight to be healthier; and if it gets them in the spotlight again, then it is a bonus they shouldn’t decline.
There are some cases where celebrities underwent extreme weight loss transformations that at the end of the process they look like entirely different individuals.
10 Christina Aguilera
During her time as host/coach on The Voice added with the works on her seventh studio album Lotus, Christina Aguilera admitted she had difficulties prioritizing herself, hence weight gain.
When she finally earned a break and spent time with her son away from the camera, Aguilera had the real chance to shift her focus from work to personal well-being.
She came back to spotlight refreshed in 2013, having lost about 50 pounds of weight thanks to simple diet modification in which she started eating blueberries, shrimp, and salads.
9 Jennifer Hudson
Back in 2011, Jennifer Hudson managed to get rid of 80 pounds from her body.
She must be one of few celebrities dedicated enough to make lifestyle changes for the sake of getting healthier, not fame.
Hudson rose to fame on American Idol, and then skyrocketed to popularity for her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls.
She was not what you could call “skinny” at those high points in her career. She said losing weight was all about self-motivation and the right mindset.
Her weight loss program consisted of only two big things: eat home-made meals and adequate workout.
8 Chaz Bono
The short stint Chaz Bono had in the Dancing with the Stars Season 13 probably helped him catch the mood for losing weight, although he wasn’t really committed to any goal back then.
By the time Bono developed a little bit more seriousness into it, he realized it was a massive effort to work his way down from 250 pounds.
As it turned out he overcame the challenge and lost about 70 pounds in 2013. In an episode of The Doctors, Bono said he felt more comfortable.
However, in his later appearances on various platforms, audience couldn’t help but notice that he gained back some pounds he had previously lost.
7 Melissa McCarthy
Between August 2014 and September 2018, Melissa McCarthy lost 75 pounds.
Some people would find it surprising, but then again it was a success that took her 4 years to achieve, so on average she lost slightly less than 20 pounds a year, or if you need more acceptable statistics: 1.5 pound a month for 48 months in a row.
During the Toronto Film Festival in 2018, she showed the world her slender figure.
Several years before the weight loss transformation, she had started a fashion line called Seven7 for plus-size women.