We all go through changes in life, reminiscing on the past and laughing at outdated clothes and hairstyles.
The same is true for celebrities. For example, it’s hard to believe Chris Pratt has been both Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy as well as Andy from Parks and Recreation. And who would have thought Miley Cyrus would stray so far from her Hannah Montana roots?
Let’s take a look at some truly stunning celebrity transformations. Prepare to be amazed!
An incredible 25 years ago, many of us remember bopping along to Billy Ray Cyrus’ mega hit, “Achy Breaky Heart” and, if you were around during that time, you likely remember the birth of his daughter, Destiny Hope Cyrus.
It was heartwarming to see father and daughter, who changed her name to Miley, starring together in the Disney hit, Hannah Montana, years later. She was wholesome and talented — everything parents could want in a role model for young viewers.
It was a shock when she shed her squeaky clean image in favor of barely-there stage outfits, raunchy song lyrics, and interviews about how much she loves. With songs such a “Wrecking Ball,” and “We Can’t Stop,” she left her Hannah Montana days far behind her.
Recently, Miley has undergone yet another transformation and has returned to a softer existence. She’s focusing on love and says she’s left those wild days behind her. With the release of her much-tamer “Malibu,” her style is clearly evolving yet again.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 years since Taylor Swift released her self-titled album and it’s even harder to believe how fresh-faced and innocent she was back then. With tracks like “Love Story,” and “15” she emerged as a sweet, budding country singer.
Then, she won the Best Female Video prize for “You Belong with Me” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and her life changed. Rapper Kanye West, was none-to-please about her victory and stormed the stage to let everyone know that Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” was one of the “best videos of all time.”
Maybe the situation hardened Swift, who soon after changed her image almost entirely. Gone are her country songs and sappy lyrics. Today, she’s a huge pop star whose tracks, including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” give fans a glimpse inside her string of growing number of celebrity feuds.
There was a time when no one would have described Chris Pratt as a leading man. Overweight and largely overlooked, he took on secondary roles such as Andy in Parks and Recreation and Vince Vaughn’s best friend in the critically-panned film, Delivery Man.
After being cast in the lead role of superhero flick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt was able to show off both his comedic skills and his impressively transformed physique. His performance won over audiences and led to more box-office success with films such as Jurassic World.
The actor, who is married to comedienne Anna Faris, with whom he shares a son, said when he was overweight, he struggled with depression and low drive. Today, he may not always enjoy his diet but he’s definitely enjoying the benefits!
When Megan Fox first burst onto the scene, it was in a very big way. As Shia LeBeouf’s co-star in the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Transformers, Fox was introduced to a huge audience and quickly became a household name.
Unfortunately, she and director Michael Bay, had some sort of falling out and she was not invited to return to the franchise and ended up being cast in low-performing films like Jennifer’s Body.
Today, the actress is rarely in the spotlight and instead, is focused on raising her three boys, Noah, Bodhi, and Journey, with husband, Brian Austin Green (who many will recognize from the original Beverly Hills, 90210).