It's not unheard of for celebrities to get a little work done. In fact, it's pretty normal! Even the most unassuming and natural looking celebrities have probably had some nips and tucks or at least fillers. But other celebrities take things to the next level and sometimes don't even resemble their former selves at all. In other circumstances, celebrities commit to changing the way that their bodies look for film roles and then eventually end up going back to their normal selves. In those circumstances sometimes they don't resemble their former selves either. Whether it's through crazy weight loss, weight gain, or getting work done, changing the body in extreme levels is no simple act. It takes a lot of commitment, and sometimes things don't turn out as hoped for. Here are 15 of the weirdest celebrity transformations!
15 Marilyn Manson
Marylin Manson has supposedly had some of his ribs removed. Sometimes people do this to make their waists appear thinner, but in his case, it was supposedly meant for other reasons. Apparently, Marylin became a bit obsessed with the idea of being able to bend in ways almost impossible, and he started stretching out as much as possible. However stretching alone did not prove to make it possible, and so he went for the rib removal to get that extra bend in his body. Some people say that this story is not true, but would you put it past him? Other stars who have also faced rumors of getting their ribs removed in an attempt to look thinner include Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Racquel Welch, Tori Spelling, Pamela Anderson, Gina Lollobrigida, Stephanie Seymour, Kate Moss, Janet Jackson, and Britney Spears.
14 Lil Kim
Lil Kim seems to have had quite a bit of work done to change the look of her face, as well as lightened her skin because she looks much paler these days. The rapper looks almost unrecognizable with a totally different nose among other things. Her nose seemed to get thinner over the years until it looked totally different than the one that she was born with. She started to look fuller in the cheeks as well, along with looking tighter around the eye area. Kim has responded to the claims about her skin bleaching and basically said that it isn't true. She has also said that she's received a lot of criticism for her looks and that she happens to be quite sensitive. She said, “When I first got into this industry I received a lot of hate. I still receive a lot of hate ... I’m a sensitive person. I’m a cancer. But every time I talk to God, he says, ‘Let them keep hating.’ So, I just say, ‘Yeah, OK. I got God on my side. What y’all gonna do with me now?’"
13 Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner shocked everyone with her massive lip injections alone, but the girl has gotten so much work done that she actually looks nothing like the person that she once was. This is true about both her face and her body. In addition to changing up her face quite a bit, Kylie has also totally changed the shape of her body. She went from a thin girl to an extremely voluptuous one, thanks to a boob job and what seems to be a Brazilian butt lift. Kylie has explained in the past that big sister Kim Kardashian is a huge inspiration to her and that she has always wanted to look like her, so as soon as she was old enough she started getting the work done to do so. It's a little weird when you think about it like that, since it seems like kind of a bummer to idolize a sibling so much that you'd feel the need to change everything about yourself to look like them.
12 Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag has lived a pretty quiet life the past few years, and she is expecting her first child with her husband Spencer Pratt. But during her years in the limelight, Heidi got a little carried away with getting work done and closely detailed to the public all ten procedures that she had done around the same time. Talk about commitment. Heidi made big changes to both her face and her body. She got her butt augmented, liposuction to shape her body, a revised boob job to make her boobs bigger than before, a revised nose job, a reduction in the size of her chin, got her ears pinned back, liposuction on her neck, and then fat put into different areas of her face including her cheeks and her lips. She did all of that in one single day which seems pretty drastic. imagine coming out of that and being in pain, wouldn't you have a bit of buyers remorse throughout that process?
11 Christian Bale
Christain Bale once whittled himself down to 122 pounds for his role in the film The Machinist. That meant losing a crazy 63 pounds! Ouch, talk about crash dieting! There can't possibly be a way to do that in a healthy manner. Christian shared that he over exercised while avoiding food as much as possible. In an attempt to stay healthy, he took vitamins throughout the process so that he wouldn't be totally malnourished in addition to being incredibly thin. He also lost weight for his role in The Fighter as well. It does certainly show a real dedication to his craft and that he's willing to do anything for a role, but it also seems like an incredibly horrible thing to go through. Sure it's probably a little fun to put the weight back on, but is it? After not eating for however how long it's probably just as difficult in other ways. It's one thing to be totally committed, it's another to put yourself in danger.
10 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is another singer who has been suspected of lightening her skin, although it doesn't seem like it when looking at this old photo of her. The star also seemed to have gotten her butt done as well as made some other changes to her body. She's also been accused of getting a nose job but she draws the line at that. She has said, "When people see my makeup, they think all types of crazy things. No, it's makeup. They'll see contouring and think you had work done on your nose. I've never had anything done on my face." No nose job for Nicki. As for the rest of her body, she isn't exactly denying anything. Comparing photos of a younger Nicki to an older Nicki does certainly make it seem like she got her butt done. But hey, many people think Nicki looks great either way, so I guess if she's happy that's what really matters.
9 Tara Reid
Tara Reid has changed a lot since her rise to fame in American Pie. Tara has been open about some of her transformation experiences and how they've gone pretty wrong. In 2004 Tara got a boob job that gave her wrinkled skin and messed up the look of them. She said, "My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing. I had a hernia, this huge bump next to my belly button. As a result, I couldn't wear a bikini. I lost a lot of work." It sounds like the botched work truly slowed down her career. The question is, did she have to show her stomach for all of those roles?! She had another procedure done in an attempt to fix went wrong the first time. Can you imagine the regret that you would feel after getting a botched job? Wondering if you really needed the procedure at all, wondering if there was another doctor that would have been a better choice. What a mess.
8 50 Cent
50 Cent is another star who underwent a massive body transformation for a film role. In nine weeks, 50 Cent went from 214 pounds to 160 for his role in the film Things Fall Apart. He basically looked unrecognizable. In the movie, he played a football player that was diagnosed with cancer. He also wrote the film after he was inspired by a friend's story. 50 wanted to lose as much weight as possible so that he could accurately look the way that his friend did in real life, but he had a hard time doing it since he started out with so much muscle. He has said, “I had so much muscle on me that it was hard for me to lose definition even as I got lighter and slimmer. I started running to suppress my appetite. Towards the end it was really difficult. It was like, if I don’t get close enough to what my best friend looked like to me at that point before he passed, then I’m not doing the story any justice.”
7 Jenna Jameson
Jenna Jameson has admitted that she had some work done on her butt. She looks good either way, but it's hard to imagine undergoing a procedure to change her appearance so dramatically. On Celebrity Big Brother, she said that "I’ve always had a pretty big, round butt. [But] it’s definitely had a little something-something [done to it].” The star also looks pretty different in the face than she did when she first starting out in the other industry. She might have had a nose job and she seems to have very large lips. Jenna's transformation is way less drastic than a lot of the other people on this list, but it's just hard to imagine why some people go through it. It is possible to build some muscle on the rear end but that also means building up the legs, and sometimes people would prefer to keep their legs small but make the butt bigger. To each his own.
6 K. Michelle
K. Michelle is one star that actually got her enhanced butt reduced. She said that “For me, and my career right now, and me doing business – like really being on the frontline in business – I don’t need to have a man looking down at my a-- when I’m trying to talk numbers.” That does make a certain amount of sense. It's crazy how celebs seem to be as comfortable changing their bodies as they are changing their hair colors! It can't be that simple (or cheap) and yet they sometimes switch back and forth like there aren't any risks or recoveries involved in the process. Although in K. Michelle's case, it seems like the star made a pretty responsible decision when she decided to get the reverse procedure. The intention to change the body is often an attention getting move, but in her case she decided that it was a different kind of attention that she was actually going for.
5 Kevin Federline
Kevin Federline wasn't trying to change his body, but it happened. The former Mr. Britney Spears was quite svelte when the two of them dated, but by the time he was 30 he weighed 240 pounds. That's definitely quite the leap. Kevin has been open about his issues with keeping his weight down and has even starred on the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club. He's never totally returned to the size of his former self and you have to wonder what happened exactly. Certainly, some people have more difficulty keeping their weight at an ideal level than others do, but the span is quite large for someone who seems to have access to the information and equipment that he would need to stay healthy and stay in shape. It's a bit of a mystery. All that we know is that the Kevin Federline looks much different today.
4 Carrot Top
Carrot Top has always been unique looking, but over the years he has made some drastic changes to both his face and body. The guy is super duper buff, and he's gotten so much work done on his face that he looks like a cartoon character. Some people actually suspect that Carrot Top has been using steroids since the changes to his body are just that extreme. He started out quite thin and then became over the top muscular which does not generally happen out of a natural progression. No matter how much protein you eat or how many weights you lift there is generally a limit to muscle building that can't be passed without turning to some other source. Carrot Top's real name is Scott Thompson and he is known for being a comedian and an actor. Carrot top uses a lot of prop comedy as well as self-deprecating humor, and he has been parodied by other people countless times throughout his career.
3 Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley is known for her yo-yo dieting over the years. Her weight always seems to be changing and that can't be easy. She's on this list because it's crazy to see someone allow such massive changes to their weight. The actress has been a Jenny Craig spokesmodel over the years which has put her weight even more front and center. This year she shared that she has kept off a pesky 50 pounds by avoiding three of her trigger foods. No cookies, no linguini, no cheese. She has admitted that in the past she had a hard time listening and wasn't great at maintaining the weight that she was setting out to hit. But now things seem to be a bit more stable. She has said, "[It's usually a] roller coaster. This time it's different, This time, I really accessed our [Jenny Craig] consultants. I did [use them in the past], but I didn't really listen to them that much. This time I really listened."
2 Jared Leto
Jared Leto put on 64 pounds for his role in Chapter 27... but it totally messed with his body. He explained that he "gorged and force-fed" himself to put on the weight, but then after he did he was left with some gout-like pain in one of his feet. After the film wrapped and he started losing the weight, he said it took him an entire year to feel like himself again. He also said that he would not go through the process of gaining weight for a film again because it just wasn't worth it. Generally, celebrities do think it's worth it for a film role so it's interesting to see the other perspective. Which is how most of us would probably think about it. Most of us can see that it's a bad idea to intentionally put on over 50 pounds through gorging. Although then again he was probably getting quite a lot and this is his career. But you always have to draw a line somewhere.
1 Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle looks much different than she did in her younger years, and that's true of both her face and her body. The actress started getting work done in her younger years which can sometimes make things more complicated as a person ages... especially if they continue getting more and more work done. Lara also became increasingly thin over the years but the shape of her face changed so dramatically that it is hard to even recognize her at all. When she was younger she spoke out about her belief that the roles for women dry up in Hollywood as they age. She has said, "I know I may be running out of time. There are just not that many roles for older women. On a vanity level, I am not looking forward to aging at all - I think I look pretty good now." However, despite her age and her changing looks Lara has continued to work so perhaps that isn't true at all!