Now “The Hangover,” which was one of those films that shot all its cast to superstardom, certainly didn’t leave Zach Galifianakis behind. Whilst he was shooting the film, he was a lot chubbier, but it seems that whilst he seemed comfortable in the role, it actually irked him.
So Galifianakis made it his mission to shed some pounds and implemented a new fitness program and diet! He quit alcohol and focused on being healthier, eventually dropping around 50 pounds! Up and onto less “fat-guy” roles.
Kim Kardashian - 70 Pounds
Arguably the most famous woman in the world, Kim Kardashian, was the woman who brought thick and curvy back. The reality TV star, model, and socialite (and actress...heh), is renowned for those killer curves and booty. But at one point, those curves got a little out of control.
"The Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star struggled with weight gain after giving birth to her first child, North. But luckily, being a celeb means you’ve got the means to hire the best in the business – so getting a PT and fixing up her cravings helped Kim to drop 70 pounds. Apparently, Atkins was the secret, folks. Get on it!
Kendra Wilkinson - 55 Pounds
Now when you’re a Playboy bunny, everything is about looks. You’re photographed within an inch of your life, and the attention is all on how hot you are. Kendra Wilkinson, who became Hefner’s girlfriend in the infamous mansion, was the bombshell blonde that every bunny aspired to be. But for someone who’d spent her life in the limelight and was always complimented for her beauty, it would’ve been a hard pill to swallow when the pounds piled on.
The busty Wilkinson put on around 60 pounds whilst pregnant (which is totally normal and natural, of course!), but it felt disastrous for the Playboy bunny. Despite the rumors, Kendra didn’t undergo any plastic surgery – she lost the 55 pounds she wanted to, naturally. The lesson seems to be if you exercise and eat right, you’ll lose weight – funny how that happens!
Valerie Bertinelli - 47 Pounds
Rising to fame and household-name status during the 70s and 80s, next up is Valerie Bertinelli. The actress, who rose to prominence as the star of the popular sitcom "One Day at a Time," went kinda quiet after the show ended. Why? Well, we’re not so sure, but we are sure of one thing: she began to struggle with her weight.
The TV actress had a bit of a resurgence in the mid-2000s after becoming a spokesperson for the famous diet program, Jenny Craig. The program was a success for Bertinelli, who dropped around 50 pounds! Not bad at all. We’re sure she got some dollars out of it too!
Christian Bale - 70 Pounds
Now Christian Bale is a bit of a shapeshifter when it comes to his acting roles – he can seemingly seamlessly shift form depending on the role at hand. He’s been in the media for his crazy transformations – his ability to slim down to a waif-like frame and then pack on muscle for a beefier-looking character.
The dedication is commendable. Most notably, Bale’s transformation for his character in "The Machinist" saw him drop 70 pounds. Imagine how much fun he would’ve had bulking back up to a healthy weight! We’re sure his doctor had some qualms with him whittling down to that size, but hey, it also pegged him as an actor who truly suffered for his art.