21 Unforgettable Celebrity Transformations of 2015

These celebrities started out 2015 as one person, and are ending it as another.


by Closer Staff |
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Check out the best, worst and most bizarre celebrity transformations of the year:

1. Lauren Goodger

TOWIE star Lauren Goodger is loving her weight transformation, having shed 3st since last year. Lauren, 29, told new! magazine earlier this year: "I feel like I’ve been working do hard for the past three months and now people can finally see the results. I’m a lot happier and so much more confident."

2. Adele

Adele's transformation
Adele's transformation

Cutting down sugar and quitting smoking helped Adele slim down, but she's definitely not doing it for the cameras. She told Rolling Stone: "It's to get in shape for myself, but not to be a size zero or anything like that... I'm not, like, skipping to the f****** gym. I don't enjoy it. And if I don't tour, you'll catch me back down at the Chinese!"

3. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner's transformation

2015 was a huge year for Kylie - and her lips. The youngest Kardashian's lip transformation spawned millions of lip tutorials and hacks, as well as her very own LipKit. She also started dating Tyga, developing her own sense of style experimentation, and launched her app, which topped the iTunes chart when it was released.

4. Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik's transformation

After parting ways with One Direction (oh, the heartbreak), Zayn seemed to blossom - he shaved off his lush locks and went on to dye his head green... then grey... then blond. He also started to experiment with his style a bit more, while still somehow managing to look super dapper.

5. Kim Kardashian-West

Kim Kardashian transformation

Remember when Kim had shiny black locks one day, and stunning Draco-Malfoy-platinum blonde the next? How could you forget?

6. Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid transformation

The older Hadid sister's career soared this year, when she took to Victoria Secret's runway along with fellow fledgling Kendall Jenner, and starred in Calvin Harris' video for his single 'How Deep Is Your Love?'.

7. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber transformation

Late last year, everyone thought Justin was just going to be another failed child star - but he's proven everyone wrong. From being a troublemaking kid to a seriously hot Calvin Klein underwear model, and releasing the album that may be his road to redemption, Justin is not sorry right now.

8. Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner's transformation this year is the most massive, and most important. If the world didn't really have an opinion about her as Bruce Jenner, it has embraced her now as Caitlyn.

9. Cara Delevigne

Cara Delevingne transformation

The model-turned-actress has bagged herself lead roles in some major films, including Paper Towns and Suicide Squad, which is scheduled for release next summer.

10. Paolo Ballesteros

Filipino Instagram star Paolo Ballesteros shot to fame with videos of him magically transforming himself into different celebrities with the power of make-up - his repertoire includes Katy Perry, Rihanna, Caitlyn Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Anne Hathaway. It is surreal.

11. Charlotte Crosby

Charlotte Crosby transformation

Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby shrunk by four dress sizes earlier this year, after making huge lifestyle changes and cutting back on partying, drinking, and "eating takeaways every night". She revealed how insecurities about her body made her "ashamed" in her book 'Me Me Me': "I knew I needed to get fit... but I'd got so big, I was too embarrassed to go to the gym."

    Miley's first transformation began in 2013, but reached a peak this year with her newfound activism. As an outposken LGBT-rights and feminism activist, she now grows out and dyes her armpit hair, talks (all the time) about smoking weed and has identified herself as a pansexual.

    13. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

    Cheryl Fernandez-Versini transformation

    The X Factor judge's sudden and drastic weight loss sparked concern all over the country, but Cheryl has hit back at critics and rumours of an eating disorder and said she is "completely and utterly well and happy". A source told the Sun on Sunday in September that she had been dealing with a "stressful family matter" which was a significant "contributing factor to her weight loss".

    14. Brooklyn Beckham

    Two years ago, he was a little skinny and had braces - the trappings of puberty. Now, at 16, Brooklyn Beckham has blossomed and is aiming for a career in Hollywood, having signed with a modelling agency in August. He's still not too old for Posh's kisses though!

    15. Khloe Kardashian

    Take a look at Khloe Kardashian's Instagram now and you'll see her new fitness regime peppered between photos of her family, bangin' selfies and photo shoots. Khloe's new dedication to fitness, which includes waist training, bagged her a super hot photo shoot in Complex Magazine

    16. Ferne McCann

    Ferne McCann on I'm A Celebrity

    From being a glam TOWIE star to mucking about in the jungle on I'm A Celebrity, Ferne McCann has proven she's tough. She even ate a live spider. Whole. On TV. But she was no match for...

    17. Vicky Pattison

    Vicky Pattison on I'm A Celebrity

    Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison, who also spent about a month roughing it out on I'm A Celebrity, emerged as queen of the jungle earlier this month. She's gone back to the lush life for now, but she definitely wasn't afraid to get down and dirty!

    18. Kate Middleton

    Kate Middleton transformation

    She traded her bouncy long locks for a shorter, more "mumsy" look, as she called it, reports the Sun. We love her "lob" hair cut and new bangs, but she's reportedly on the fence about them: "I was a bit unsure about it. I call it my 'mum-fringe'."

    19. Renee Zellweger

    Renee Zellweger tranformation

    When Renee Zellweger stepped out on the red carpet in Beverley Hills in October, she was basically unrecognisable. The Bridget Jones actress has remained fairly quiet about the sudden change in her looks, except to tell People: "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."

    20. Princess Tiaamii

    When Katie Price's 8-year-old daughter, Princess Tiaamii, was first seen with a full face of make-up on, Katie received tons of backlash - but it was Princess who hit back at critics, saying: "By the way, I want to do my make-up, not my Mum, I do. And anyway, it’s not on your beeswax, so, ooshh."

    21. Harry Styles

    Harry Styles transformation

    He grew out his lush hair even more, regularly sports bold prints like a pro, and has become an unlikely activist against the controversial Sea World.

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