Since Tom Cruise appeared at a basketball game last weekend, fans have speculated whether the round, chubby look he revealed was the result of aging or a recent assignment with a syringe.
They couldn’t find out if the 59-year-old “Mission Impossible” star had searched the refrigerator – or opted for the risky business of dermal fillers to plump up his features.
Cruise’s apparently altered mug contrasts sharply with the preppy image it normally presents, complete with sculpted cheekbones and dazzling white teeth.
“What about those bloated chipmunk cheeks?” Commented a Twitter critic. “What is he doing to his face, the same doctor as Wayne Newton?” Another social media watchdog snapped.
Similarly, just days earlier, Madonna surprised her followers by abandoning the flawless appearance she curated on Instagram. Instead, the diva looked a little closer to her real age of 63. Her Madgesty happily posed for candid snapshots without filters or other photo tricks.
“Real life vs instagram 😳”, one person posted next to photos of the singer, while another interfered: “Madonna, Reality Vs the pic she posted of their self on Insta.”
The Material Girl, left, presents her usual manicured picture – but looks more natural and closer to her age in the candid photos taken on the streets of Harlem last week.
Hell, at certain angles you could almost see the makings of a double chin.
It all shows that many Hollywood stars have changed their looks dramatically over the years, whether on purpose or not. Here The Post takes a close look at eight other celebrities whose chameleon look has long been discussed.
Actress Tori Spelling was the quintessential all-American girl but has since turned into a vamp channeling Khloé Kardashian.
With her blonde hair, characteristic big eyes and radiant smile, the Californian star was the epitome of the all-American girl when she became famous in the teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 of the 90s. Since then, she has talked about getting a nose job and breast augmentation while vehemently denying any recent work. This year, with incredibly long hair extensions during a glamorous photo shoot channeled by Kim or Khloé Kardashian, the 48-year-old looked smooth cheeked and significantly younger.
“Wow Tori doesn’t look like her anymore,” complained a fan on Spelling’s Instagram post celebrating the conclusion of the MTV reality series “Messyness” with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. “Kardashian surgeon? 🤷♀️ “, another person spoke up.
“It’s all contouring,” Spelling later insisted, attributing to her “amazing” makeup artist.
Pretty young thing Megan Fox, left, has since turned into a nifty, sexy siren after trading in her apple cheeks for a more sculpted look.
When she made her Hollywood debut around 2007, the “Transformers” actress looked like the girl next door with her round cheeks and natural smile. Fast forward to 2021 and the 35-year-old looks like a whole new person with a wrinkle-free forehead, padded lips, sculpted cheekbones and seemingly narrower eyes. Still, the mother of three rejects claims that her sexy, sophisticated looks are anything but natural. She insists that she has never had botox, cheek augmentation, or any other surgical enhancement on her face.
Fox also made it clear this week that she suffers from “deep insecurities” – and fan speculation can hurt. “Yes, I have body dysmorphism. I have a lot of deep insecurities, “Fox said in a new GQ-style UK-style interview with her friend Machine Gun Kelly. “We might look at someone and think, ‘This person is so beautiful. Your life has to be that simple. ‘ You most likely don’t feel that way about yourself. “
Rapper Lil ‘Kim, as she was left in the 1990s, has changed her looks dramatically over the years.
When Lil ‘Kim first appeared on the rap scene in the 90s, she looked pristine and real. But the now 47-year-old couldn’t resist changing things out of necessity. After a violent argument with an ex-boyfriend that resulted in a broken nose, she had a rhinoplasty in 2003. She has since admitted receiving other treatments on her nose. However, as of 2016, she showed other dramatic changes such as paler skin, firmer jaw, and plumper cheeks that could be the result of fillers. As a result, some plastic surgery experts are concerned about the celebrity’s potential “addiction” to cosmetic procedures.
“Personally, I think she should seek professional help,” said prominent plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Breslow, CEO of Zwivel.com, told Page Six. “Just because of these pictures, if she continues, she will destroy her face.”
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is pictured at the height of her 90s fame (left) and has since grown into one of the most famous shrinking women in the world.
Soccer ace David Beckham’s stylish wife looked 100% natural when she was nicknamed “Posh Spice” while working for ’90s pop group The Spice Girls. But it wasn’t long before the British beauty shed baby fat and reinvented herself as a super-slim fashion icon. It’s hard to believe that the 47-year-old is the same healthy singer who slammed out hits like “Wannabe” alongside former bandmates Ginger, Baby, Sporty and Scary.
“Please no more lip fillers,” moaned a fan after her still-lipped appearance this week on “Good Morning America”.
The earlier round-faced version by Renée Zellweger, left, was later replaced by a more “Hollywood-like” model.
The A-list movie star has been known to take the method of acting to a whole new level when she amassed £ 30 for her role as neurotic London single Bridget Jones. But in 2014, the once relatable, apple-cheeked blonde nearly broke the internet by revealing what appeared to be a completely new face. She was barely recognizable with narrowed eyes, taut skin and a rather oval face. Horrified by the reaction to the change, the now 52-year-old “Judy” Oscar winner simply said that she was leading “a happier, more fulfilling life” and was happy when it showed up.
In a public essay, Zellweger said of those accused of plastic surgery, “It seems that the people who are looking for a shameful truth that doesn’t exist don’t come off my porch until I open the door.”
Zac Efron, whose original picture was of the boy next door on the left and fainted women, now appears to have changed his appearance.
The heartthrob “High School Musical” has made hearts beat faster since the franchise first hit the market in 2006. The fans loved his “normal” appearance, which reminded them of their crush in eighth grade. But in 2021, the 33-year-old transformed into an immaculately manicured, somewhat artificial-looking version of himself. Experts couldn’t help but wonder if his protruding, square jaw and higher cheekbones meant he’d gone under the knife.
But Efron’s friend Kyle Sandilands defended his pal, saying he would “know” if it did. Claiming the actor’s face was already near-perfect, he added, “It’s like getting a Picasso and having a kid finger-painted on it. Why bother? “
Former “The Hills” personality Heidi Montag once looked like she belonged in a high school yearbook but, as she has admitted, left her more mature face the result of plastic surgery.
One thing to say about the former star of the mid-2000s reality show “The Hills” is that she is refreshingly honest. Unlike most celebrities, she has shared details of her plastic surgery history. Once a fresh-faced teenage girl straight out of a high school yearbook, the now 35-year-old has admitted having performed a variety of facial and body modifications, including a brow lift, breast lift, nose job, chin reduction, and various rounds from botox. Much of the work was done at the height of her fame in 2009. Montag, who has since blamed hypercritical internet trolls for their rush to the operation, regretted the changes almost immediately.
She told the “Today” show in 2010, “I wish I could go back to the original Heidi.”
Dad and student favorite Heather Locklear was stunning in her early showbiz career, but her roller coaster life seems to have taken a toll on the now 60-year-old.
Heather Locklear was a top-notch bombshell of the ’80s and’ 90s, and headlined prime-time soap operas like Dynasty and Melrose Place. Posters of the stunning blonde have adorned the walls of many boys’ rooms – but her wild demeanor seems to have finally caught up with her. She experienced much public scrutiny in 2018 after an “overdose” followed by rehab and arrest for allegedly assaulting an emergency doctor called to her home during a domestic argument.
But now the 60-year-old is back – and looks extremely fresh.
As different as Locklear may look in 2021, her life and career seem to be on the upswing: She is allegedly engaged to longtime partner Chris Heisser and is starring in a new lifetime change film “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”. : The Kristine Carlson Story. “