There is an immense pressure on celebrities to maintain a top figure regardless of their situations. The commoners can be rather unforgiving in their approach if they fail to see the stars fitting their ideal body shape and image. They resort to fat shaming and delivering scathing remarks on numerous social outlets and it can be a bitter pill to swallow for the celebrities. Nonetheless, many of them succumb to the pressure and work towards getting into their best shape, which ultimately bodes well for them. Today, we’ll dwell upon 10 celebrities who have lost a lot of weight since their debut.
1. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson became a sensation after participating in the reality-singing competition, American Idol. Her elimination from the competition during the Top 7 show was met with wild disbelief and shock. However, her big break came in the year 2005 when she joined the stellar cast of Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Beyonce for the film adaptation of the musical, Dreamgirls. Her stunning performance even landed her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Jennifer is one of the few recipients of both the coveted Academy Award and the Grammy Award. In 2010, she stunned the world again with her amazing transformation. The woman lost 80 pounds and understandably became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers in the same year.
Snooki achieved global fame for her stint in the reality TV show, Jersey Shore. Before trying her hand on the small screen, Snooki studied to become a veterinary technician at a community college. Contrary to popular belief, Jersey Shore wasn’t her first TV show; it was “Is she really going out with him?” Snooki wasn’t the skinniest one around during Jersey Shore. So, when we caught a glimpse of Snooki after the birth of her first child, we were shell-shocked. The woman shed around 50 pounds and went through an astonishing metamorphosis. She credited the weight loss to her daily training program and the intake of healthy food.
3. Jerry Ferrara
It is difficult to find people who know Jerry Ferrara. But, when the mention of Turtle from the TV show, Entourage, springs aboard, many are quick to notice him. Jerry Ferrara went through a major weight loss right in front our eyes. He diligently stuck to his workout regime during the latter seasons of Entourage and it paid him major dividends. The man dropped 50 pounds during the ordeal and looked as fit as a fiddle. Jerry admitted to substituting burgers and fries for tofu, fresh vegetables, and fruit. His confidence probably shot up after the weight loss— not that he needed a moral boost as evident in the character he portrayed in Entourage.
4. Jonah Hill
The comical fat man, Jonah Hill, doesn’t exist anymore. It is just the comical man now. In order to prepare for his role in 21 Jump Street, Jonah Hill committed to losing 40 pounds. He achieved his target with proper exercise, diet, and plenty of Japanese food. The man even hired the services of a nutritionist to reach his goal. Jonah has spoken candidly about his weight fluctuations in several interviews and he has stated his reason behind it; he calls beer his kryptonite. The turning point in the career of Jonah Hill came in the form of the movie, The 40-year-old Virgin. Although his role in the movie was brief, it was unforgettable.
5. Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker has wowed audiences worldwide with stellar performances in the movies, The Butler, The Last King of Scotland, Phone Booth and Out of the Furnace etc. He must be proud of the 70 pounds he put on for the movie, The Last King of Scotland. After all, his role as the infamous dictator, Idi Amin, bagged him an Oscar for best actor. Soon enough, the man lost all of the weight immediately after. In order to lose it all, he trained in martial arts and stuck to a vegetarian diet. The man regularly lends his support to PETA and promotes vegetarianism.
6. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian was once a big curvy woman. She isn’t all that anymore as she has slimmed down. The transformation was met with a mixed reaction as many men loved the curvy Khloe more. She owed her weight loss to training five days a week with trainer, Gunnar Peterson. During the time, she allegedly drank plenty of water to counter her appetite. Khloe spoke to People magazine about her experience of controlled eating, “I kind of eat what I want, but in portion control, which I never knew before. It’s really hard. You have to train your body to eat less. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach.”
7. Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt became a bona fide A-lister after the successive releases of two blockbusters, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. In order to prepare for his role in Jurassic World, the actor was obligated to lose 60 pounds. The difficult objective was made possible because of his commitment to a strict diet plan formulated by nutritionist, Phil Goglia. When he retained his six-pack abs, Chris famously posted a shirtless selfie and captioned it, “Six months no beer.#GOTG Kinda douchy to post this but my brother made me.” We are sure the women weren’t complaining. It took a long time for Chris Pratt to reach the pedestal he is currently in right now and he has the right to post as many shirtless selfies as he desires.
8. Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen hasn’t exactly drastically reduced his weight at one go. But, he has been losing them steadily since his movie debut, The 40- year-old virgin. After quickly garnering glowing reviews for his performances in the aforementioned movie, the man was quickly offered roles in Knocked Up and Superbad and he didn’t disappoint. Over the years, Seth Rogen has been regularly hitting the gym with celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak. The man also religiously sticks to his 5-Factor Diet. When Seth was chosen to star in the movie, The Green Hornet, he had to go through the excruciating process o
9. Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis shocked the world when he made an appearance at the 2015 SAG awards. It wasn’t his antics that hogged the limelight. It was because of the fact that he looked anything but the Zach Galifianakis we grew to love in the Hangover franchise. The man said goodbye to 50 pounds after lowering his alcohol intake. Zach told E!, “ I was having a lot of vodka with sausage. Delicious but bad for you.” The man originally showed minor signs of his weight loss at the October 2014 premiere for Birdman. We aren’t sure if the meaty roles will continue to show up at his doorstep especially after the weight loss.
10. Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson is hardly the man we once knew him to be. That isn’t a dig at his character; it is directed towards his physical transformation, a change that took place because of the loss of 70 pounds from his body. Apart from looking fitter, Peter also appears to look younger. The man was able to achieve his ideal size after restricting himself to a diet of muesli, soup, and yogurt. In order to tone up his muscles, he also stuck to working out regularly at his in-home gym. Peter Jackson is most notable for directing the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit franchise.