Celebrities are always expected to look their best whether off the cam and especially on cam. But sometimes, celebrities are not able to live up to the almost insane standards the media throw at them. Yes, celebrities are humans too and they get fat just like ordinary people. They are not born with abs of steel but they work hard for it. Unfortunately, living in the public eye is like being under a microscope. Every detail of your life is examined. Especially, your weight and physical appearance because we like in an image-obsessed society! Want to see the celebrities who got fat? Read on to be shocked.
Chantelle Houghton is an English TV personality, glamor model, media personality, TV presenter, columnist, and novelist. She was the first ‘non-celebrity’ to be featured in the Channel 4 reality television show Celebrity Big Brother in 2006 and emerged as the winner of the series 4. She had a much-publicized on-screen relationship with former fellow Celebrity Big Brother contestant which ended in divorce. She also has been a yo-yo dieter for years.
Kelly Clarkson is probably the most successful and well-known American Idol winner. But her road to stardom wasn’t easy. She may have the voice and talent to make chart-topping songs but she was ridiculed for her weight. She wasn’t meeting Hollywood’s standard. But despite that, she had a string of successful singles, albums, and even won several awards. In 2004, she drastically lost weight with a strict diet and fitness program. She was almost unrecognizable. But after giving birth, she returned to her more generous proportions which she doesn’t mind at all.
Gerard Butler was actually studying law when he turned to acting in the mid-1990s. He rose to fame for his abs and role in 300 where he portrayed King Leonidas. That role earned him nominations for an Empire Award for Best Actor and a Saturn Award for Best Actor and a win for MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. But seems like he’s done being a Spartan is now full-time dad bod.
Mischa Barton is a British-American film, TV and stage actress and occasional fashion model. She started her career
acting on stage and made her screen debut as a guest appearance on the soap opera All My Children. She also appeared in several films early in her career. But she is mostly known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the hit Fox TV series The O.C., where she won two Teen Choice Awards. The role catapulted Barton into mainstream fame, and Entertainment Weekly named her the “It Girl” of 2003. But after the show ended she had legal troubles and was considered to have a mental disorder. She may be heavier now but she’s much more stable now.
Jessica is not only a great singer but also has a great body! She became popular for her reality show with then-husband Nick Lachey and for her confusion between tuna and chicken. She may not be a rocket scientist but she was still desired for her amazing body. But all that ended when one day she performed looking more plump and heavier. She was slammed hard for her weight gain and she gained even more, weight when she got pregnant. After giving birth, she was able to shed some of her baby weight but got curvier than usual.
Matt Damon used to be a heartthrob during his younger days. Girls swoon over him and guys want to be like him. He has starred in several commercially successful films and has also bagged awards for his acting. He gained superstardom for his role as the super sharp CIA assassin in the Bourne installment. When he’s not filming, he’s often seen vacationing with his family sporting a dad bod. He works hard so he deserves some beers and more.
The reality star became famous for her spicy tapes and queen of all curves. She was the envy of women and desire of men. She’s also the queen of selfie so if you want to get a dose of her and her assets then all you need to do is check her social media. Her body was dubbed as the perfect female form but after giving birth to her first child, her perfect curves isn’t as perfect as it used to be. She actually gained 50 pounds during her first pregnancy. She’s now sporting a meatier body but looks like she doesn’t mind at all.
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. And we’ve seen his impressive list of ex- girlfriends which are mostly gorgeous supermodels. He used to be a young heartthrob back in the day. Although he wasn’t as buff as other actors his age he had a look that drove young girls crazy. As years went by, he packed on the pounds and wasn’t really a fan of working out. He may look like a hippie with a dad bod but he’s still one of Hollywood’s great actors.
The powerhouse diva has one of the most powerful voice in the music industry. Just like her gal pal, Britney Spears, they both had successful careers. Only Christina didn’t “break down” like Britney did. When she was starting out, she was pretty svelte. But we’ve seen her weight fluctuate over the years, especially after she gave birth. But recently, she seems to have embraced her curves and even flaunts them most of the time. After all, a fuller figure suits her well.
Mariah Carey has been in the industry for so long that we’ve seen her weight fluctuate throughout her career. But she didn’t hide it and spoke publicly about her battle. In 2011, she became the official spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weight loss program after claiming she lost 70 pounds on the program. But it seems like she’s been embracing her curvier figure lately.
Britney Spears was one of the most popular pop superstars back in early 2000. She was on top of her game and so does her banging figure. Women want to be her and men fantasize her. But during the height of her career, she struggled with her personal life. She struggled with mental health issues and was regularly photographed by gleeful paparazzi picking up fast food. She eventually broke down to the delight of the paparazzi and documented that very moment. Thankfully, things started to turn around and she was able to get back her life and health. Although she may not be as ripped as she was, she looks way better now.
Tyra Banks is a former model and now a mogul. She began her modeling career at 15-years-old and made a record for being the first African-American woman to be on the cover of GQ and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, where she appeared twice. She is also a former Victoria’s Secret angel and was one of the top-earning models in 2000. She also appeared in several films and hosted her own talk shows and TV shows. But at the height of her TV career, the media noticed her weight gain and body shamed her for being fat. Tyra, being a fighter, lashed out at her critics and silenced them. She’s meatier now but she’s very much content.
These celebrities have dealt with critics and body shamers who judged them because of their weight but that’s just part of being a celebrity. There is no escaping the public eye. They may have become meatier now but they’ve payed their dues and can live their life anyway they want.