A fabulous leading lady next up is Rosie O’Donnell. The American comedian, actress, producer, author, and TV personality began her career as a teenager on the series “Star Search” in the 80s, which shot her to stardom!
The now 57-year-old was one of the most prominent names in the 80s and 90s but had another issue that held her back: her weight. For many years, O’Donnell struggled with her weight and put off changing things. But several years ago, she decided to clean up her act (heh), undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, and dropping a CRAZY 175 pounds!
Rex Ryan - 105 Pounds
Former American football coach and currently a television analyst of the NFL, Rex Ryan, is a bit of a legend! Something that’s also legendary about him is his incredible weight loss! The man who used to be the head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills of the National Football League has always been around athletes. But it seems that their athleticism didn’t extend to ol’ coach!
At his max, Ryan peaked at 348 pounds! When he first started losing weight, it proved difficult. So he decided to commit to lap band surgery, helping him lose 105 pounds! Looking to the future, it seems that Ryan is happier, healthier, and more able to keep up with the game he loves!
Susan Boyle - 30 Pounds
Susan Boyle certainly dreamed a dream when she walked onto the "Britain’s Got Talent" show. Well, at least, she probably felt she was dreaming – getting through each round after that shockingly good rendition of the "Les Misérables" classic. The singer was not one to worry about her looks; however, with stress and anxiety building and being thrust into the spotlight, weight gain was inevitable. Comfort eaters will understand!
Focusing on her singing career, Boyle didn’t really notice the extra pounds she’d accumulated; however, once her career was on a high, Boyle hired a trainer! Said trainer helped give her a routine and food recommendations, which seem to have paid off massively! The Scottish songstress has lost around 30 pounds from her heaviest, and you can just see in her smile that she’s more confident and happier!
Wayne Knight - 117 Pounds
Actor and comedian Wayne Knight has been immortalized for his “funny fat guy” type act – particularly with his portrayal of the hilarious Newman in "Seinfeld." You may also remember him as the principal in "Billy Madison!" Anyway, the actor has certainly captured our hearts with his roles over the years. But Knight always had a bit of a sweet tooth, packing on an additional 40 pounds whilst on "Seinfeld."
It’s no joke when you get to a point where you’re classified as obese, and Newman was made aware of this quicksmart. He decided to get back in shape, bypassing the gastric bypass and losing weight naturally and healthily. When you’re focused and consistent, you can achieve anything!
Timbaland - 130 Pounds
The Grammy-award-winning producer and media superstar Timbaland was always looking more like Notorious B.I.G. than Pharrell, but hey, we loved his music no matter what! But whilst it became accepted that Timbaland was just an extra-large human, it seems that he wasn’t super happy about that being his normal.
The producer and musician managed to drop 130 pounds – and how? All by himself! Pretty amazing. No surgeries, no nothing, just a strict diet plan, and regular exercise. Is anyone else seeing a pattern here? You do your good thang!