6 Unbelievable Celeb Transformations From 2015 To 2016

Of course Taylor Swift is in this list


When it comes to the fast-paced, crazy world of Hollywood, a lot of things can happen within a year. Celebs fall in and out of fame, power couples break up, and celebrity feuds simmer to a boil via social media. 

So what has changed? We’ve found six of the best and worst ways celebs have changed from 2015 to 2016 — keep reading to find out what they are!

1. Taylor Swift 2015 vs Taylor Swift 2016

In 2015, Tay-Tay was still a country-music darling, who wrote songs about ex-boyfriends and had a squad of beautiful, powerful musicians and models. And oh, how the tables have turned. After it was revealed that Swift agreed to a line she had previously deemed offensive in Kanye West’s song Famous, in a Kim Kardashian Snapchat exposé, no less, Taylor Swift has become one of the most hated celebs of the moment and is now synonymous with the snake emoji.

2. Kim Kardashian 2015 vs Kim Kardashian 2016

Long gone are the days where Kim K was only famous for starring in her own hit reality TV series. The pop culture icon has since become a unexpected voice in a variety of issues, and has become a social media hero thanks to her role in the aforementioned Taylor Swift drama. She has also given birth to her second child with Kanye West, Saint West, and has since lost all of her baby weight.

3. Jared Leto 2015 vs Jared Leto 2016

Jared Leto has always been an versatile actor, musician and fashion icon who’s constantly changing his look, but this year was markedly different. Leto was cast in the DC comic book-adaptation Suicide Squad, which had him sporting a shorter, sleeker ’do and no facial hair. He also gives off a much more sombre vibe now — thanks to some really intense, immersive method acting techniques to help him get into his role as the infamous Batman villain Joker.

4. Kylie Jenner 2015 vs Kylie Jenner 2016

Kylie Jenner may not have changed much — style- or beauty-wise — but the past year has been an exciting time for the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Most notably, the reality TV star launched her own brand of cosmetics, and created probably the most talked-about lippie of the year with her Kylie Lip Kits.

5. Zayn Malik 2015 vs Zayn Malik 2016

In 2015, Zayn Malik hogged headlines and broke the hearts of young girls around the world when he left the boyband One Direction to pursue a solo music career. Despite fears that it would be a wrong career move, all turned out well, with his debut album topping charts and receiving positive reviews. 

6. Justin Bieber 2015 vs Justin Bieber 2016

After a string of DUIs and negative press, the Justin Bieber has slowly transformed from a young teeny-bopper in 2010 to one of the most hated celebs in 2015, and even had his own Comedy Central Roast. However, sentiments towards the Biebs seemed to change in 2016, after he scored hits with his new album Purpose and a much talked-about Calvin Klein commercial. 

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