The Big Hollywood Weight Loss Miracles

Published on March 31, 2020
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Hilary Duff

The Big Hollywood Weight Loss Miracles

Everyone knows that weight loss doesn’t happen in the snap of a finger, it takes dedication, focus, and will power. Trust us, even the biggest (no pun intended) celebrities know this to be true! That’s why we rounded up the greatest Hollywood weight loss stories that you just need to see believe.

Christina Aguilera

At just 35, the diva that is Christina Aguilera has lost some 50 pounds. Back in 2012, however, Aguilera was the victim of harsh criticism over her curvy figure, why we can’t wrap our minds around. Just a year later, she then received tons of favorable media attention after her substantial weight loss.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Bubba Sparx

At one point, Bubba Sparx’s weight had jumped up to 290 pounds. It was at this point that the rapper decided he needed to make a drastic life change if he wanted to live a healthy and happy life. With the help of a friend, and his determination to be healthier, he started working out on a regular basis. The results speak for themselves.

Bubba Sparxx

Bubba Sparxx

Melissa McMcarthy

Melissa McMcarthy may be in the news right now due to her uncanny Spicy impersonation but she’s also making headlines thanks to her stunning 50-pound weight loss.

Melissa McMcarthy

Melissa McMcarthy

Janet Jackson

As if someone like Janet Jackson needs an introduction. All we will say is that Jackson has lost over 60 pounds on her weight loss journey.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Carrie Fisher

The legend that is Carrie Fisher does also make the list, even if it breaks our hearts a little bit. Fisher spent her life supporting a healthy life style, and we thank her for it!

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

50 Cent

Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent is up next. In order to play a cancer patient in the film All Things Fall Apart, 50 cent dropped a dramatic 60 pounds, stunning fans all over the globe.

50 Cent

50 Cent

John Goodman

John Goodman used to known for his rather large demeanor but that’s all changed now. He’s dropped a staggering 100 pounds so far, after having reached 400.

John Goodman

John Goodman

Adele

Multi Grammy award winner Adele is up next. Just by watching what she eats and totally cutting out sugar, she’s lost a ton of weight.

Adele

Adele

Kirsten Vangsness

If you’re not familiar with Criminal Minds‘s FBI Technical Analyst, Penelope Garcia, now’s the time to meet her. She made a decision to lose weight by working out and eating healthy, and just look at the results!

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Beth Smith

Beth Smith, who is a star from Dog the Bounty Hunter really made heads turn when she lost a fortune of weight! A lot of people however, find it more interesting that she’s ‘Dog’ Duane Chapman’s fifth wife!

Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Susan Boyle

2009 was when we first heard of Susan Boyle and that’s all thanks to Britain’s Got Talent. After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Boyle made some lifestyle changes and has lost 30 pounds! Looking good, Suz.

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

Chumlee

This Pawn Stars star together with his friend and co-worker Corey Harrison, teamed up in order to lose the weight.

Chumlee

Chumlee

Gabourey Sidibe

The name Gabourey Sidibe became huge thanks to her breathtaking performance in hit film Precious. Since then, she’s undergone weight-loss surgery to help lose the weight and still continues to shed the pounds.

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Reza Farahan

Star of the show Shahs of Sunset Reza Farahan found himself at his lowest point when he was overweight. Determined to turn his life around, an old friend asked him a pressing question – he asked why he had given up on his life. It was at that moment that he decided to get into shape, and when he did, he lost an impressive 40 pounds!

Reza Farahan

Reza Farahan

Celine Dion

Celine Dion is a rare gem in the music industry. Her unrivaled achievements make her a success that’s hard to compete with. Her most popular song is probably “My Heart Will Go On” which featured in the all-time hit, Titanic. Following the passing of her beloved husband, she began to lose weight. She doesn’t aim to lose more weight, and we think she looks great just as she is.

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Celine Dion

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley has been under the microscope due to her many weight fluctuations but as a Jenny Craig spokesperson, she’s lost around 50 pounds.

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley

Kim Kardashian

When it comes to the gym, Kim gets the work done. “When it comes to booty and legs, we usually work out for an hour and a half to an hour and 45 minutes,” her trainer, Melissa Alcantara said. “You want to work out efficiently and be smart about it.” On top of that, Kim sticks to a healthy diet for the most part. “I live a healthy life and try to eat as plant-based as possible and drink sea moss smoothies,” she said.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Tyra Banks

Probably one of the greatest supermodels ever, Tyra Banks is an inspiration to many. Not just for her drop-dead gorgeous looks but her honesty in her weight loss journey.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz did everything it took to lose weight. The truth is that her American Horror Story: Freakshow contract explicitly stated that she had to lose weight, so what choice did she have? Despite having battled depression and low energy at the start, she ended up losing more than 100 pounds!

Christy Metz

Chrissy Metz

Khloe Kardashian

Earlier this year, Khloe was doing a promo for her weight-loss show, Revenge Body, when she admitted that her family actually asked her to lose weight. She also kept track of her weight-loss journey and documented it on Instagram. She uploaded a before-and-after photo, referencing her 40-pound weight loss. She said it was motivated by her breakup with her ex-husband, Lamar Odom. “If you were to ask me five years ago if … I would be an inspiration to many others, that I would be the push that others needed to find their way. I would’ve laughed in your face. Me? The chubby one? No way!” she wrote on Instagram.

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Jorge Garcia

Lost star, Jorge Garcia decided that enough was enough when it came to his weight. Instead of continuing to be overweight, as he was, he made the decision to change his lifestyle. Garcia succeeded in doing this by becoming a vegan, and by incorporating regular exercise into his daily routine.

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Jonathan Antoine

Britain’s Got Talent contestant Jonathan Antoine looks nothing like he did a few years ago; he’s lost a bunch of weight and let’s be real, he looks great! He changed his diet and started living a healthier lifestyle, and it seems to be working out pretty well for him.

Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan Antoine

Rebel Wilson

Pitches! 37-year-old Australian actress, writer, and producer makes the list. Wilson shot to fame thanks to her Fat Amy portrayal in Pitch Perfect but she’s not “fat Amy” anymore. So far she’s lost 33 pounds and that’s thanks to exercise. But don’t get it confused, Wilson still supports a curvy figure and being happy in your own skin.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

Mariah Carey

One of the biggest divas out there, no pun intended. Mariah Carey has impressively dropped 70 pounds to date.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell has been around for as long as we can remember and yes, her life has been under the microscope, mainly because of her weight fluctuations. However as of late, she’s lost some 70 pounds.

Rosie O Donnell

Rosie O Donnell

America Ferrera

America Ferrera isn’t sitting around counting calories, her weight loss journey is all about being comfortable in her own skin and that’s exactly what has helped keep her focused.

America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Al Roker

Everyone’s favorite weatherman reached some 340 pounds when he sprang into action. Currently, Al Roker is sporting an easy 190 pounds and looks better than ever.

Al Roker

Al Roker

Adam Richman

Adam Richman, AKA the Man Vs. Food star has left the world of competitive eating behind and has transformed into something better. His vegan lifestyle has helped ease his weight loss journey so far.

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

Shonda Rhimes

Anything is possible in Shondaland, all her fans know that to be true. Shonda credits her children as her source of inspiration to lose over 130 pounds. With a strict diet and intense cardio workouts, she’s well on her way of reaching her weight loss goal.

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Jennifer Hudson

The wonderful Jennifer Hudson turned to Weight Watchers on her weight loss journey and what a help its been. Hudson also said that she kept junk food out of her sights to help stay on course.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Drew Carey

As the current host of The Price is Right, Drew Carey has stunned just about everyone with his incredible weight loss.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Ruben Studdard

One of the original American Idol greats from all the way back in 2003. Since then, he’s dropped some 112 pounds.

Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt has been in the news recently and that’s all thanks to his stunning weight loss transformation. Pratt played the hilarious but chubby Andy on Parks and Rec but now that he’s well known as a Marvel superhero, Pratt is sporting some serious wash broad abs.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Christian Bale

Bale is a legend in Hollywood and that’s no surprise. He’s well known for his intense rapid weight loss journeys to become the role of the film he’s in. His transition as the lead in The Machinist to the Dark Knight in Batman Begins is notable to say the least.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin immediately looked into a weight loss program after he was diagnosed as prediabetic. To date, he’s lost some 30 pounds.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Star Jones

Star Jones turned to gastric bypass surgery to help her kick start her weight loss journey and what a journey its been.

Star Jones

Star Jones

Zach Galifianakis

After Zach Galifianakis quit drinking back in 2014, he’s lost a staggering 50 pounds. That’s actually quite impressive.

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Jordin Sparks

In 18 months, our girl Jordin Sparks has lost 50 pounds but she took things slow as she didn’t want to torture herself to reaching her weight loss goal.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill continues to startle people with his continuing weight loss but hey, he’s looking better than ever.

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Mama June

Mama June’s weight loss journey has been truly inspiring to watch! Recently she said she plans to keep the nearly 300 pounds she’s lost with better food decisions, exercise, and portion control.

Mama June

Mama June

Oprah Winfrey

Powerful? Check. Successful? Double check. Oprah Winfrey is next on our list, having lost over 30 pounds to date.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Seth Rogen

Funny guy Seth Rogen has lost over 30 pounds to reach his weight loss goal.

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen

Jessica Simpson

Jessice Simpson turned to diet and exercise to help lose the baby weight and it’s working. Sometimes simple is the answer.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert dropped almost 25 pounds by watching what she eats and working out with a personal trainer, Bill Crutchfield.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

Most of us remember Snooki from her wild Jersey Shore days but she’s left her party days behind, as she’s now the mother of two. So far, she’s dropped 100 pounds and positively continues on her weight loss journey.

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

Drew Berrymore

The 41 year old, brilliant actress has lost 20 pounds and all by adding protein to her diet. Well done.

Drew Berrymore

Drew Berrymore

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes is on the right track in her weight loss journey, she works out every day, whether its weight training, boxing, running, and so on. She keeps active!

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes

Carrie Underwood

When Carrie Underwood had her son, she gained some 30 pounds but thanks to her consistent and fun workouts, she’s quickly lost the weight, but in a good way.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart relies on Nutrisystem to help lose the weight and so far, she’s lost 40 pounds.

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Sam Smith

Guys, Sam Smith is really “Too Good With Goodbyes.” (Sorry about that pun, I just had to.) Just in 2017, he said bye-bye to 50 pounds. Via his Instagram account, he wrote, “Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in two weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food…It’s not even about weight loss it’s about feeling happy in yourself.” Smith doesn’t eat sugars, he does yoga and weight training.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Kelly Osbourne

33-year-old British TV personality and singer, Kelly Osbourne has lost a staggering 50 pounds and has a new-found confidence in herself.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

Adam Richman

Yup, the former star of Man vs. Food has totally transformed his life. Richman lost 70 pounds by working hard, exercising, and eating healthy – he maintains a vegan diet.

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

Perez Hilton

Next up is the self-proclaimed “Queen of all Media”, who lost some 70 pounds and looks better than ever!

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

Amber Riley

Glee star Amber Riley credits hard work for her stunning weight loss, and the results are showing. Keep it up, Riley!

Amber Riley

Amber Riley

Renee Zellweger

Let’s be real, Renee Zellweger doesn’t need an introduction at all. She’s Renee Zellweger! As most of us know, for her role in the Bridget Jones’s Diary films, she gained quite a lot of weight for the role – after all, she did go on a 4,000 calorie-a-day diet for the part. Throughout her career, she has undergone a few weight-loss regimes – all of which work!

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger

Ricky Gervais

English comedian Ricky Gervais teamed up with his partner Jane Fallon and together they lost an impressive 40 pounds. That’s teamwork!

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Jerry Ferrara

55 pounds later, Turtle looks better than ever. The Entourage star lost the weight after doctors told him that if he didn’t make immediate lifestyle changes, he would experience serious issues in the years to come.

Jerry Ferrara

Jerry Ferrara

Abby Lee Miller

Thanks to a lap-band procedure, the Dance Moms star has gone from a size 24 to a size 16. Impressive? We’d say so, even if she achieved it in an unconventional way.

Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller

Wendy Williams

Talk show host Wendy Williams has lost an impressive 50 pounds and she is not going back. Williams is sticking to a healthy diet and is eating right, a perfect weight loss plan. “I did it on my own and I love it because I no longer have to do that fight with clothing,” Williams said and she did lost the weight over a three year span.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Tom Arnold

True Lies actor Tom Arnold admits that while his wife was pregnant, he gained a ton of weight, 70 pounds to be exact. Once his son was born, Arnold knew he needed to make some lifestyle changes, and that’s exactly what he did. Amazingly Arnold lost 100 pounds!

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Kevin Smith

Back in 2015, Kevin Smith announced that he had lost a starling 85 pounds! Since then, he’s been sticking to a healthy lifestyle and doesn’t want to turn back the clock.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Jill Scott

Boxing and biking is how Jill Scott has lost nearly 70 pounds! The 45-year-old singer-songwriter sticks to her diverse exercise routine to keep the weight off.

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Ricki Lake

49-year-old actress, TV presenter and producer Ricki Lake credits a “new routine” to lose over 100 pounds. Yup, you read that right. Lake went from a size 24 to a size 6!

Ricki Lake

Ricki Lake

Queen Latifah

47-year-old Queen Latifah turned to Jenny Craig to help lose the weight, however her goal was not at all “about getting skinny.” Latifah told People, “My intention was to lose five to 10 percent of my body weight because it makes a difference with health-related issues, and I achieved that goal in a couple of months.”

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Jason Segel

Marshall! Jason Segel has been losing weight the healthy way, and as he told US Weekly, “I’ve just been living healthy, exercising, eating right — no more midnight pizzas.”

Jason Segel

Jason Segel

Soleil Moon Frye

When the Punky Brewster star gave birth to her fourth child, she wanted to lose the weight she’d gained during her pregnancy. “I feel amazing. I have been so fortunate to be blessed with four beautiful children,” she said to E! News. “I want to be an active part of their lives and make sure that they see me taking care of myself. After I had Story, I turned to my friends at Nutrisystem to help me lose the baby weight and it worked once again!”

Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye

Randy Jackson

American Idol judge Randy Jackson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and at this point, he weighed nearly 350 pounds. After gastric bypass surgery and a healthier relationship with food, Jackson lost 100 pounds! Since then, he hasn’t turned back and is sticking to a healthy regiment.

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Hilary Duff

If you ask me, no matter what Hilary Duff looks like, she always, always looks stunning. Call me biased but that’s just how I feel! Here’s the thing though, Duff works really hard to stay in shape and she doesn’t believe in striving to look “perfect”, “Obviously, I care about how I look, and I care about taking care of myself and being in a good mental place, and working out really helps that, but I also like to eat food and drink drinks and enjoy my life.” Preach girl.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

Russell Crowe

When it comes to losing and gaining weight for movies, the legendary Russell Crowe is an expert. After gaining weight for his role in The Nice Guys alongside Ryan Gosling, Crowe has lost some 55 pounds!

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Chaka Khan

For five decades, we’ve been blessed with Chaka Khan’s amazing talent. She started out as the lead vocalist and focal point of Rufus, a funk band. Now she’s called the Queen of Funk and we’re not surprised with her list of accolades. Khan is a vegan now, she chose this diet to lose weight and also combat high blood pressure and Type-2 diabetes.

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

Rob Kardashian

No doubt you recognize his family name, Rob is a television personality (best known for Keeping Up with the Kardashians) and businessman. He also was the runner up of season 13 of Dancing with the Stars. Kardashian was diagnosed with diabetes in 2015 and has been making some serious lifestyle changes since. He has his own chef who makes him nothing but healthy meals, he drinks protein shakes and green juices, and he goes to sleep at 10PM so he can work out in the morning.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

Kyle Massey

The That’s So Raven and Cory in the House star left Dancing With the Stars a whole 18 pounds lighter. “It’s crazy to think you’re going to come into a competition like this and not lose weight with the hours you’re going to have to put in,” Massey told People.com.

Kyle Massey

Kyle Massey

Raven Symone

Speaking of That’s So Raven, the lead character is up next. In 2011, Raven lost a whopping 70 pounds but she loves her body in any frame, shape, or size. “I could look in the mirror and see me at 200 lbs or 135 lbs and I’m still the same person,” she told People magazine.

Raven Symone

Raven Symone

Dr Dre

At 51, Dr Dre is looking better than ever. The record producer, rapper and entrepreneur may be worth $500 million but he’s on the front pages thanks to his 50-pound weight loss. Dre credits cardiovascular exercise for helping him lose weight quickly and to build muscle and strength.

Dr Dre

Dr Dre

Rachel Frederickson

In 2014, Rachel Frederickson caused a ton of controversy with her win on The Biggest Loser. She debuted a pencil-thin 105-pound frame at her final weigh-in. In 2016, she spoke up about her weight loss saying that maybe she was “a little too enthusiastic”. She’s living under the grid nowadays.

Rachel Frederickson

Rachel Frederickson

Angie Stone

With three Grammy award nominations, this recording artist, producer, and actress is a force to be reckoned with. Once diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Stone decided to try diet pills to help lose the weight.

Angie Stone

Angie Stone

Sara Rue

For many years, actress Sara Rue struggled with her weight but she’s been working incredibly hard to lose the weight, and it’s working. To date, she’s lost some 50 pounds and is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. Rue also teamed up with the pharmaceutical company Takeda to encourage safe weight loss.

Sara Rue

Sara Rue

Graham Elliot

Here’s a celebrity chef who announced in 2014 that he had dropped 150 pounds, and he’s still going strong! Graham Elliot was nearly 400 pounds when his doctor stepped in and recommended a gastric sleeve, which reduces the stomach to the size of a small banana, and doesn’t inhibit digestion. Elliot also exercised regularly and ate a proper diet to ensure the surgery would hold and his health would continue to improve.

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot

Chaz Bono

Thanks to a healthy diet and regular exercise, Chaz Bono has lost a stunning 85 pounds so far! Having a positive body image thanks to his gender transition has really helped him to get to a healthy place. He said once, “I’ve cut out, you know, 99 percent of grains from my diet,’ he revealed. ‘I pretty much eat vegetables, meat, fruit, nuts … My birthday is the one day of the year I’ll do cake.”

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

Aretha Franklin

75-year-old singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin entered the music scene in 1956 and has since ignited the music scene. Considered the Queen of Soul, Franklin has also surprised fans with her dramatic weight loss. After a string of health concerns, the ‘Respect’ singer took control of her lifestyle in order to lose the weight.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Kevin Liles

Music executive Kevin Liles underwent gastric bypass surgery to help him lose the weight. Since then, he’s committed to eating healthy and exercising so that he can continue going down the right path.

Kevin Liles

Kevin Liles

Lauren Alaina

In 2011, Lauren Alaina was the runner up of American Idol with Scotty McCreery finishing first. Much of Alaina’s weight loss is due to her struggles with bulimia and body image issues. However after her bulimia started to cause serious issues, her friends and family rallied and she is doing better now than she ever has before. Go on girl!

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina

Paul Wall

Grammy-nominated rapper Paul Wall has lost some 130 pounds after gastric sleeve surgery. He and his wife lost the weight together actually! Currently they buy only organic produce, juice their veggies, make sure to exercise regularly and walk lots in their near-downtown neighborhood.

Paul Wall

Paul Wall

Ronnie Ortiz

The Jersey Shore star fell ill and packed on the pounds, however he recently took to Instagram to say, “I really let myself go after I got sick last year. It’s been a long road. I am nowhere I want to be shape wise, but I feel better than I ever did.” Once he was feeling better, Ortiz stuck to a routine of “Weight, cardio and abs 5-6 times a week” to get his body back on track. Looks like it worked!

Ronnie Ortiz

Ronnie Ortiz

Al Sharpton

The Rev. Al Sharpton has lost some serious weight over the past few years. He went from 305 lbs. to 129 lbs! Why? “Around 2006, my youngest daughter Ashley poked me in the stomach and said, ‘Dad, why are you so fat?’ That kind of hurt my feelings. I grew up in civil rights and politics, so I’m pretty thick-skinned, but when your daughter says it, I started being conscious.” That’s when Sharpton changed his diet and began to exercise more.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Paula Deen

There is no denying that Paula Deen can cook, the queen of Southern cooking has been around long enough to teach us all a thing or two. In 2009, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and she knew changes had to be made. As she wasn’t a fan of dieting, Deen began to walk on the treadmill every day. Later she changed her diet to something more manageable.

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Penn Jillette

As the talking member of the magical duo Penn and Teller, Jillette once said that losing 100 pounds took magic. Granted, Penn did lose a lot of weight rather quickly however he feels way better now that he’s at a comfortable weight. He eats “whole plants,” has given up added oil, sugar, refined grains like bread and pasta, and all animal products.

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette

Rachael Ray

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray has been wowing fans with her skills in the kitchen and now she’s an inspiration to those seeking to lose weight. In 2009, Ray had to undergo throat surgery to remove a cyst and that was a huge wake-up call for her. She began to exercise, usually running, six days a week and stuck to a Mediterranean diet.

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Rachael Ray

Rick Ross

Rapper Rick Ross says the key to his weight loss was all about finding balance. “It’s all about the balance to me,” he told ABC News. “I wanted to balance myself but still enjoy the things I love so if I lost weight one year, the next year it wouldn’t be right back on me.” Ross works out regularly, eats healthy, but also indulges in some of his favorite foods.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

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