You’ve certainly heard of Magic Johnson, right? Perhaps you’ve also heard of his son, EJ Johnson? The son of one of the most famous athletes in history, EJ however, struggled with his weight for many years.
Sure, some drama followed him, as seen on the shows “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” and “EJNYC,” but there was something that was really weighing him down (excuse the pun). The weight, which had been causing him so much drama over the years, soon began to start some major health issues. He had a gastric sleeve fitted and lost an amazing 130 pounds!
Charlotte Crosby - 30 Pounds
Ah, another reality TV series. Another celebrity reality TV star who piled on pounds. Sound familiar? Look, we’re sorry, but it seems that these stars are the most prone to weight gain! Charlotte Crosby, of "Geordie Shore," is next up on her list. We’re going back to 2014 when a photo of her on a bike was leaked online – and it was less than flattering.
The embarrassment of the photo, which wasn't photoshopped and well…not the best, made her want to hit the gym the very next day. With the help of a personal trainer and some diet advice, Crosby toned up and lost over 35 pounds! She decided to try and profit from it too – releasing a cookbook and weight loss DVDs to help her fans too…how interesting.
Claire Richards Lost 80 Pounds
Does anyone remember Steps? Well, if you’re a fan, we’ve got a transformation for you! The group was pretty big back in the late 90s, particularly when it came to the pop group scene. Whilst they enjoyed success, singer Claire Richards along with her fellow band members, disbanded shortly after – in 2001.
It was at this point that singer Richards started putting on a few pounds. Reaching for food to help her along, Richards amassed around 80 pounds on top of her small frame. But she realized she’d reached a point that wasn’t healthy. She committed herself to training and eating right, and now she’s dropped all that weight, looks fab, and is totally a babe!
Star Jones - 160 Pounds
Co-host of the famous panel show, "The View," next up is Star Jones. The panelist, who hosted the ABC show between 1997 and 2006, always sported a fuller figure. When she was on the show, she was at her peak weight. However, things did turn around!
The co-host left her former obese self behind a few years after her time on the show, undergoing gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. Why? Well, her weight was seriously affecting her health. If she hadn’t taken action, she could’ve died! Whilst she would ignore her weight before, once things got serious, she was spurred into action. She’s since lost 160 pounds. Yep, 160!! A star is re-born, eh?
Jerry Ferrara - 50 Pounds
Actor Jerry Ferrara made quite a name for himself in his role as Turtle on the popular TV series "Entourage." On the show, he was a bit on the fuller side, but these days, after losing over 50 pounds, he’s now unrecognizable. What a transformation!
Whilst there was no specific reason for his drastic weight loss (though let’s be real, who doesn’t want to look and feel better?), the actor buckled down, changed his diet, and got some help from a personal trainer. Now he’s killing it!