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!
Rosie O’Donnell - 175 Pounds
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!
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!
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!