Extremely Surprising Weight Transformations You Have To See To Believe

Celebrities are human just like the rest of us, and often have to battle their weight just like us. Here are 50 amazing success stories of celebs who have taken on the task of weight loss and won. If this isn’t inspirational, what is?

Zach Galifianakis

It must be hard to be used to playing your portly body for laughs and then lose all the weight, but Galifianakis decided his health was more important than being typecast as the “fat guy.”

Zach Galifianakis weight loss

Alec Baldwin

Baldwin had gained some weight over the years, as most people do, but recently slimmed down by giving up sugar and working out.

Alec Baldwin weight loss

Jennifer Hudson

The beautiful Hudson gave up her vices – besides chocolate – to sustain her 80-pound weight loss.

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Kelly Osbourne

Osbourne had a tough time growing up in the public eye and had weight problems, to boot. Since the end of her family’s reality show, she’s kept the weight off admirably.

Kelly Osbourne weight loss

Queen Latifah

The rapper-turned-actress looks phenomenal after adopting a disciplined diet and shedding some extra pounds.

Queen Latifah weight loss

John Goodman

Goodman has had a long and successful acting career, and his amazing weight loss ensures that he’ll be able to continue it well into the future.

John Goodman weight loss

Jill Scott

R&B singer Jill Scott weight 263 pounds before undergoing quite a transformation after the birth of her son in 2009.

Jill Scott weight loss

Jordin Sparks

Sparks were able to lose weight by not focusing on the scale, but instead just adopting a healthier lifestyle. She’s lost 50 pounds with her method!

Jordin Sparks weight loss

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes is so beautiful, a few years ago, she wasn’t happy with her weight and was actually quite embarrassed. Shonda managed to ditch 127 pounds of extra weight and looked happier than ever now!


Lauren Alaina

The American Idol standout has been able to drop some extra pounds and looks very healthy and happy today.

Lauren Alaina weight loss

Ricky Gervais

Gervais’ weight loss stats aren’t as impressive as some other celebs, but he’s also put on a fair bit of muscle tone while losing a few dozen pounds of fat.

Ricky Gervais weight loss

Jonah Hill

Hill has been known to fluctuate a bit depending on his roles, but his dramatic weight loss at one point showed that he has the discipline to drop some weight if he wants to.

Jonah Hill weight loss

Adam Richman

WhenAdam Richman retired from his show back in 2012, he decided it was time to lose some weight. Adam started a strict vegan diet and combined it with an exercise routine. In total, he lost about 75 pounds and looks super sexy now.


Seth Rogen

Like his pal Jonah Hill, Rogen decided to drop some pounds. He’s been more successful than Hill in keeping them off, too.

Seth Rogen weight loss

Star Jones

A gastric bypass surgery helped Star Jones drop over 160 pounds, though she’s since started to pack on some weight again.

Star Jones weight loss

Tom Arnold

One look at Roseanne Barr’s former beau shows that he’s lost a lot of weight in the last couple of decades.

Tom Arnold weight loss

Rosie O’Donnell

O’Donnell has always suffered from been for being a bit bigger. At some point, she realized just how heavy she got, and decided it is time to get her life and her weight back on track. Today, Rosie looks 15 years younger and feels great! She looks so awesome now!!


Drew Carey

The Price is Right host may not be as active in comedy as he once was, but he’s certainly more active physically, as evidenced by his weight loss.

Drew Carey weight loss

Carrie Fisher

Much was made about the fact that Fisher was asked to lose some weight for the recent Star Wars film, but she looks great!

Carrie Fisher weight loss

Graham Elliot

It must be hard to lose weight as a celebrity chef. Even so, Elliot cleaned up his diet enough to lose over 150 pounds!

Graham Elliot weight loss

50 Cent

The great rapper 50 Cent used to be known for his strict training routines. When he was cast to play a football player with a deadly illness for a movie he had to change his body to fit the role. 50 dropped about 40 pounds making his fans wonder if he actually was ill. The good news is that he’s perfectly healthy and he is now in great shape.


Wendy Williams

The gossip queen’s massive mammaries are about the only holdover from her previous physique, as she’s lost over 50 pounds.

Wendy Williams weight loss

Ruben Studdard

Studdard was the winner for the second season of the American Idol, back in 2002 and even earned himself a Grammy nomination. At that point of time, he decided  to shed some pounds, and with a combination of diet and exercise routine, He managed to drop 120 pounds. Wow!


Al Roker

Roker was one of the first notable celebs to get gastric bypass surgery, way back in 2002. He lost over 100 pounds and even more impressively, has kept the weight off.

Al Roker weight loss

Christina Aguilera

Pregnancy is hard on a woman’s body, and Aguilera is hardly the only woman to have gained weight during the process. As you can see, she’s bounced back, though.

Christina Aguilera weight loss

Kevin Liles

When Kevin Liles decided it was time to lose weight, he turned to gastric bypass in order to fulfill his goal. He underwent the surgery in 2007. Today, Kevin is looking slimmer and sexier than ever before.


Paul Wall

The grill-sporting rapper looks presentable now, in part because he traded the silly t-shirt for a suit and in part because he dropped over 120 pounds.

Paul Wall weight loss

Janet Jackson

When she was in her heyday, Jackson famously ate under 1,000 calories per day while dancing almost nonstop. She gained weight in recent years but seems to have gotten in great shape for her recent comeback.

Janet Jackson weight loss

Dr. Dre

While Dre was never hugely overweight, he wasn’t in the kind of shape he is now, with all kinds of added muscle on his frame and not much fat to be found.

Dr. Dre weight loss

Kim Kardashian

Even Kim K. is not immune to the weight swings that can happen during pregnancy. As you can see, she worked very hard to get back into pre-baby shape after her last pregnancy, although she still has her signature curves.

Kim Kardashian weight loss

Chaka Khan

With her amazing voice, Chaka Khan is a true Diva! Previously, her overweight caused her some real health problems, she was diagnosed with diabetes. Realizing the situation she decided to take control of things and on 2014, she shed 60 pounds!!


Tyra Banks

Banks was never a super skinny model and even looked good with a few extra pounds on her frame. With that said, she’s obviously worked to get back in great shape.

Tyra Banks weight loss

Mariah Carey

It’s not easy having the lifestyle Mariah Carey leads, and she’s struggled with anxiety and weight issues. Recently, she’s worked very hard to keep her figure looking more amazing than ever.

Mariah Carey weight loss

Randy Jackson

Jackson reached a peak weight of about 350 pounds in 2013, but has lost over 130 pounds since.

Randy Jackson weight loss

Aretha Franklin

Franklin looks completely different than she used to. She still has a big voice, but the rest of her is much smaller than before.

Aretha Franklin weight loss

Ricki Lake

Lake credits healthy food delivery services and a more active exercise routine with her ability to keep off the weight.

Ricki Lake weight loss

Perez Hilton

Famous gossip blogger Perez has really transformed his body from the chubby physique he sported when first achieving fame.

Perez Hilton weight loss

Oprah Winfrey

While Winfrey has been the butt of jokes for her weight fluctuations, she deserves credit for staying very trim in her 60s!

Oprah Winfrey weight loss


Drew Barrymore

For Drew, portion control, yoga, and jogging have been the secret recipe for healthy living.

Drew Barrymore weight loss

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian has been overweight for most of his life.  Now, Rob, a fresh father needs to be in shape for his new baby girl.


Raven Symone

Raven battled some weight issues as she grew up, but the former child star of The Cosby Show has worked hard to lose over 70 pounds.

Raven Symone weight loss

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

I think it’s fair to say that Nicole is definitely not the Snooki we knew and loved on “Jersey Shore.” She is now a strong and lean mother who prides herself on her intense daily workouts and commitment to clean eating and as always, a little “GTL.”


Gabourey Sidibe – Precious

Gabourey Sidibe was the actress who starred in Precious. She now is less than 300 lbs. – and admits that she feels better than ever.


Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell

After seeing his close friend Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison drop almost 200 pounds, “Pawn Star’s” Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell decided it was time to drop some weight as well.



Kirstie Alley

The former Cheers actress has had some much-publicized weight issues, but she’s done a great job keeping her weight in check in recent years.

Kirstie Alley weight loss

Ronnie Magro

Ronnie Magro was one of the cast on  MTV show, Jersey Shore. During the time on the show, he started to gain on the pounds, and it wasn’t just because he wanted to look like a juiced out guido. One day he decided to take control of things and look at him now!


Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia is known for his role in the great TV series ‘Lost’ acting as Hugo “Hurley” Reyes.

These days Garcia plays Jerry Ortega on Hawaii Five-0.

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes weight loss

Chris Pratt

Pratt wasn’t exactly ripped when he starred in Parks and Recreation. Just look at how toned he was while preparing for Guardians of the Galaxy, though!

Chris Pratt weight loss


Susan Boyle

“Britain’s Got Talent” runner-up Susan Boyle became an international sensation. The superstar has gone through a noticeable makeover since her initial debut in front of the camera.


Jerry Ferrera

You will probably recognize him as Turtle on the hit HBO comedy, Entourage. With a diet plan and an exercise routine, Jerry managed to slim down his body, transforming from chubby to sexy.


Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller, you probably saw her staring on Dance Moms, she is also a famous dance instructor. However, during past couple of years, she started gaining weight. She decided that a time for change has come and took on a strict exercise regime. We must say, she looks quite impressive!


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Mama June Shannon

The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star revealed on Botched that she has dropped 150 pounds over the past year.


Rebel Wilson

Hilarious actress, nowadays you can find her starring in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. Lately, Rebel has started on a very strict diet; she also exercises daily. She looks better than ever now!