5 Before and After Pictures of Celebrities who Gained Weight & Own it
Despite having personal chefs and fitness coaches, celebrities aren't immune to weight gain. These 5 celebrities own their weight gain:
Celebrities are trendsetters. In our youth, the singers and actresses we looked up to were extremely thin, setting the tone for the rest of the world. Popular 90s models were known for being Size Zero, but over the years, we've witnessed a shift in body image and body confidence among celebrities. These 5 influential people inspire us with their weight gain - and with the confidence they radiate!
#1 Selena Gomez
Back in her Disney days, Selena Gomez was very skinny. When she told the public about her lupus disease, she explained that the medication she needs to take and the side effects of the autoimmune disease are responsible for weight fluctuations. Following her weight gain, Selena not only had to battle with the disease, but experienced cyber bullying on top. Even though she is still suffering from the disease, she now looks healthy again:
Selena Gomez today
Despite her ongoing struggle with lupus, Selena looks so much happier today! Moreover, she's no longer afraid of showing her figure.
#2 Demi Lovato
In the documentary "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated", she opened up about her difficulties with growing up in the spotlight. Having faced mental health issues, her body changed as a side effect. Today, she's stopped dieting and has gained a few extra pounds, but she feels as confident as she's never felt before. This is what she looks like today:
Demi Lovato today
In an interview with people.com, Demi openly spoke about her changing body. She explains that "I’m happier because I’m not restricting myself from certain foods and I’m no longer food shaming myself.” Demi knows how to slay!
#3 Britney Spears
Britney has influenced our youth like no other. Whether it was her outfits, her makeup or the body ideal she represented, she was the role model for many young girls in the late 90s and early 2000s! Everybody wanted to look like Britney Spears, and because of a strict diet, she was very skinny during the early days of her career. By now, her body has changed a lot:
Britney Spears today
Britney seems to have liberated herself from a strict dietary schedule and has gained a few pounds. But they look great on her and she's more than happy to show off her curves!
#4 Drew Barrymore
The beautiful actress Drew Barrymore put on a few extra pounds during her pregnancies. Fans and commentators weren't always chill about it and let her know.
What does she look like today?
Drew Barrymore today
Drew might have gained some weight ... but how incredible does she look in this red pantsuit? She looks confident and absolutely glowing. On her Instagram account, she shared her thoughts on her weight gain journey in a heartfelt comment, saying "I go up and I go down. The rollercoaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride. I made two kids. The single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them!"
#5 Christina Aguilera
Just like Britney, Christina Aguilera was a huge idol for many young girls back in the late 90s and early 2000s. She loved showing up on the red carpet in skimpy outfits and we loved checking out her latest outfits in our favorite teenage magazines. Over the years, her body has gone through a transformation.
Christina Aguilera today
The singer looks fantastic in this color-block ensemble! She wears the weight she has gained with confidence and we can only applaud her for it.
These five inspirational celebrities show us that we don't have to look a certain way to feel comfortable in the skin we're in.