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Pix: The most amazing Hollywood makeovers!

Last updated on: September 29, 2011 16:42 IST

Pix: The most amazing Hollywood makeovers!

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Jennifer Hudson has always surprised us. She went on to become the most successful contestant from American Idol even though she'd finished seventh in the competition.

The singer/actress has won an Academy award for her role in Dreamgirls and a Grammy for her debut album Jennifer Hudson.
That isn't all. Hudson lost close to 80 pounds in the last year and her new svelte frame has been a hit worldwide. Buoyed by her weight loss success, the former American Idol participant opened her own weight loss centre in Chicago yesterday.

As surprising as this celeb makeover is, it sure isn't the only one. Click through the slide show to check out other shocking transformations!


Image: Jennifer Hudson (left- 2011, right- 2008)
Photographs: Reuters/Danny Moloshok/Gary Hershorn
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Sophie Dahl

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Sophie Dahl started out as a model but soon left it all behind to follow her illustrious grandfather Roald Dahl's footsteps and became a writer.

She also famously went ahead and lost all the extra weight that had earlier brought her modelling assignments.


Image: Sophie Dahl
Photographs: Reuters/Keith Bedford
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Sophie Dahl

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Dahl had first gained recognition as a plus size model breaking in the mainstream when she was spotted by a Vogue stylist.

She's also worked with Vogue as a visitng columnist.

The photo on the left shows a much bigger Dahl modelling a low-cut outfit designed by designer Lainey Keogh at London Fashion Week September 26, 1997.


Image: Sophie Dahl
Photographs: Reuters/Paul Hackett
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Seth Rogen

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Knocked up star and director/comedian Seth Rogen's weight loss journey is equally dramatic.

The Canadian actor's recent appearances have recieved approving nods for his leaner and slick new look.

Rogen was clicked at the premiere of the film Paul at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California March 14, 2011.


Image: Seth Rogen
Photographs: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
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Seth Rogen

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Before his makeover, Rogen put his chubby frame to good use by playing slacker characters like that in Knocked Up and 2008 romantic comedy Zack & Miri Make A Porno.

 


Image: A still from Zack and Miri Make A Porno

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Courtney Love

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Musician Courtney Love, more famously known as Kurt Cobain's widow, took everybody with surprise when she attended the Cannes Film Festival looking quite fit and sober.


Image: Courtney Love
Photographs: Reuters/Yves Herman
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Courtney Love

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Having had her share of troubles with drugs, Love hit an all time low in 2005 when she was given a 180 days sentence to be served in her residential drug treatment programme for her parole violations.

This picture here has a visibly heavier Courtney Love reading a book about Bob Dylan while waiting for her sentence hearing to begin in Los Angeles Criminal Court September 16, 2005


Image: Courtney Love
Photographs: Reuters/Gene Blevins
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Kelly Osbourne

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's daughter Kelly Osbourne had always been a little chubby.

So it didn't come as a surprise when it was revealed that the star kid had spent over $5,000 for her shockingly slick appearance at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles this month.


Image: Kelly Osbourne
Photographs: Reuters/Danny Moloshok
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Kelly Osbourne

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Having mostly stayed on the wrong side of the weighing scale, the singer has brought about radical changes in her appearances from time to time and her fluctuating weight has been well-documented over the years.

This photo from 2006 shows a plump Kelly arriving for the Elle Style Awards at the Atlantis Gallery in east London.


Image: Kelly Osbourne
Photographs: Reuters/Eddie Keogh
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Britney Spears

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The troubled popstar showed signs of finally having her act together when she turned up at award shows looking fit and peaceful.

In this picture, Britney Spears poses with her award for Best Pop Video and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles last month.


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Photographs: Reuters/Danny Moloshok
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Britney Spears

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The transition wasn't all smooth. Her comeback performance at the 2007 MTV awards recieved a lot of flak for her flabby appearance and mediocre routine.


Image: Britney Spears
Photographs: Reuters/Robert Galbraith
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Kate Winslet

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English beauty Kate Winslet has embraced her curves like no one else. And she cleans up pretty good too!

Her recent appearances at film festivals have her looking so devilishly stylish and diva-like, we want to squeal everytime we see her.

Kate attended the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards this year in this gorgeous scarlett gown and even picked up her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries for Mildred Pierce.


Image: Kate Winslet
Photographs: Reuters/Danny Moloshok
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Kate Winslet

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But earlier, the Titanic actress, while just as beautiful as she is today, was a lot bigger.

In 1999, a curvier Winslet arrived for the premiere of Holy Smoke at the Venice film festival.


Image: Kate Winslet
Photographs: Reuters/Claudio Papi
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