As individuals who are constantly in the spotlight, celebrities face a lot of media scrutiny and pressure to look a certain way. While the added attention certainly ups the ante, it also gives stars a platform to inspire others with their head-turning weight-loss transformations.
For everyone struggling to lose weight, watching a celebrity publicly fight the same weight-loss fight as we do can be a source of motivation. And for those of us who get caught up in a numbers game, it's refreshing to see celebrities prove that the number of pounds lost—be it 15 or 50—is secondary to the way you feel. Losing weight should be about feeling great again, not about just hitting goals. Besides, on a small frame, even dropping 20 pounds can make a heck of a difference—just look at Christina Aguilera's weight loss transformation.
Whether they shed the pounds the old-fashion way, with hard work and a heathy diet, or they turned to expensive surgeries and diet plans, it all goes to show that it is possible to lose weight. And though every celebrities' weight-loss journey should be applauded, it's important to remember that every actor, actress, tv host, and musician was, and still is, just as talented as they were before the weight loss! After her weight loss, Melissa McCarthy said it best: "There has to be something more. There are so many more intriguing things about women than their butt or their this or their that."
Watch the video below to see the most dramatic celebrity weight-loss transformations.