From Tom Cruise to Madonna

Ever since Tom Cruise stepped out at a baseball game last weekend, fans have speculated whether the round, chubby look he revealed was the result of aging or a recent assignment with a syringe.

They couldn’t tell if the 59-year-old “Mission Impossible” star had raided the fridge – or opted for the risky business of dermal fillers to plump her features.

Cruise’s seemingly altered mug stands in stark contrast to the preppy image he usually exhibits, with sculpted cheekbones and dazzling white teeth.

“What’s up with the swollen chipmunk cheeks?” A Twitter critic commented. “What did he do to her face, same doctor as Wayne Newton?” another sniped social media watchdog.

Tom Cruise, left, like his usual cool face and the contrast he showed in a recent baseball game.
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In a similar vein, days earlier, Madonna surprised her followers by ditching the crisp appearance she curates on Instagram. Instead, the diva looked a little closer to her actual age of 63. His Madgesty happily posed for candid shots without filters or other photo trickery.

“Real life versus instagram,” a person posted with side-by-side photos of the singer, while another intervened: “Madonna, Reality Vs the photo she posted of herself on Insta.”

The Material Girl, left, showcases her usual manicured image – but looks more natural and closer to her age in candid photos taken on the streets of Harlem last week.

Heck, at some angles you could almost see the stuff of a double chin.

Everything shows that, intentionally or not, many Hollywood stars have drastically changed their appearance over the years. Here, The Post puts eight other celebrities – whose chameleon appearance has long been the subject of debate – under the microscope.

SPELLING TORI

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Actress Tori Spelling was the quintessential American girl (left), but has since morphed into a vamp channeling Khloé Kardashian.

With her mop of blonde hair, big eyes and beaming smile, the Californian was the epitome of the all-American girl when she rose to fame in the ’90s teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210”, directed by her father. , the mega-producer Aaron. Spelling. She has since spoken of getting her nose done and breast augmentation while vehemently denying any more recent work. This year, sporting insanely long hair extensions in a glamorous photoshoot that channeled Kim or Khloé Kardashian, the 48-year-old looked sleek cheeked and noticeably younger.

“Wow Tori doesn’t look like her anymore,” lamented a fan on Spelling’s Instagram post celebrating the end of MTV’s “Messyness” reality series with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. “Kardashian surgeon?” 🤷‍♀️ ”, called out another person.

“That’s all the contouring,” Spelling later insisted, crediting her makeup artist “amazing.”

MEGAN FOX

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Pretty young Megan Fox, left, has since become a sophisticated, sexy mermaid after swapping those cheekbones for a more sculpted look.

The “Transformers” actress looked like the Girl Next Door when she made her Hollywood debut around 2007 with her rounded cheeks and natural smile. Fast forward to 2021 and the 35-year-old looks like a whole new person with a wrinkle-free forehead, plumped lips, sculpted cheekbones and seemingly narrower eyes. Nonetheless, the mother-of-three has dismissed claims that her sexy and sophisticated appearance is anything but natural. She insists that she has never had Botox, cheek augmentation, or any other type of surgical improvement to her face.

Fox also made it clear this week that she suffers from “deep insecurities” – and fan speculation can hurt. “Yes, I have body dysmorphia. I have a lot of deep insecurities, ”Fox said in a new joint interview with her boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly in British GQ Style. “We can look at someone and think, ‘This person is so beautiful. Their life must be so easy. They probably don’t feel this to themselves.

P’TIT KIM

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Rapper Lil ‘Kim, as she was in the 1990s, left, has radically changed her look over the years.

Back in the 90s, when Lil ‘Kim first appeared on the rap scene, she looked untouched and real. But the 47-year-old couldn’t help but turn things around, sometimes out of necessity. Following a heated argument with an ex-boyfriend in which she suffered a broken nose, she underwent rhinoplasty in 2003. She has since admitted to having received other treatments on her nose. However, as of 2016, she exhibited other dramatic changes such as paler skin, a tighter jawline, and fuller cheeks which could be the result of fillers. As a result, some plastic surgery experts have raised concerns about the star’s possible “addiction” to cosmetic procedures.

“Personally, I think she should seek professional help,” renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Breslow, CEO of Zwivel.com, told Page Six. “Based on those photos alone, she’s going to end up destroying her face if she continues. ”

VICTORIA BECKHAM

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Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is pictured at the group’s peak of fame in the ’90s (left), and has since become one of the world’s most famous shrinking women.

The stylish wife of football ace David Beckham looked 100% natural when she was dubbed “Posh Spice” during her time with ’90s pop group the Spice Girls. But it didn’t take long for the British beauty to lose baby fat and reinvent herself as a super slim fashion icon. It’s hard to believe the 47-year-old is the same healthy singer who sang hits like “Wannabe” alongside former bandmates Ginger, Baby, Sporty and Scary.

“Please don’t fill your lips anymore,” moaned a fan after her stiff-lipped appearance this week on “Good Morning America.”

RENÉE ZELLWEGER

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Renée Zellweger’s previous round-faced version, on the left, was later replaced by a more “Hollywood” model.

It is well known that the prominent movie star took the method to a whole new level when she racked up 30 pounds for her role as London neurotic bachelor Bridget Jones. But, in 2014, the once-famous apple-cheeked blonde nearly broke the internet by revealing what appeared to be a completely overhauled face. She was almost unrecognizable with narrowed eyes, tight skin and a more oval face. Appalled at the reaction to the change, Oscar winner “Judy”, now 52, ​​simply said she “lives a happier and more fulfilling life” and is thrilled if it shows.

In a public essay, Zellweger told those who accused him of having had plastic surgery: “It seems like the people who come looking for a nefarious truth that doesn’t exist won’t come out of my porch until I do. will not have answered the door.

ZAC EFRON

Zac Efron, whose original image of the boy next door, left, had women passing out, now appears to have altered his appearance.

The “High School Musical” idol has made hearts beat faster since the franchise launched in 2006. Fans loved his “regular guy” appearance that reminded them of their eighth-grade crush. But, in 2021, the 33-year-old has transformed into an impeccably groomed and somewhat artificial version of himself. Experts couldn’t help but wonder if his protruding, square-shaped jawbone and taller cheekbones meant he had gone under the knife.

But Efron’s friend Kyle Sandilands defended his boyfriend by saying he “would know” if that was the case. He claimed the actor’s face was almost perfect already, adding, “It’s like having a Picasso and having a kid finger paint all over the place. Why bother?”

HEIDI MONTAG

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Former “The Hills” personality Heidi Montag looked like she belonged to a high school yearbook, left, but, as she admitted, her more mature face was the result of plastic surgery,

One thing you can say about the former star of the mid-2000s reality show “The Hills” is that she is refreshingly honest. Unlike most celebrities, she shared the details of her plastic surgery story. Once a fresh-faced girl straight out of a high school yearbook, the 35-year-old admitted to having undergone a plethora of face and body modification procedures, including brow lift, breast work, a nose job, chin reduction and various Botox tricks. Much of the work was done at the height of his fame in 2009. Montag, who has since blamed hypercritical internet trolls for his rush for surgery, regretted the changes almost immediately.

She said on the “Today” show in 2010: “I wish I could go back to the original Heidi.”

HEATHER LOCKLEAR

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Her father and schoolboy favorite, Heather Locklear, looked stunning early in her showbiz career, left, but her roller coaster life seems to have taken its toll on the now 60-year-old.

Heather Locklear was a prominent ’80s and’ 90s bombshell, headlining prime-time TV soap operas such as “Dynasty” and “Melrose Place”. Posters of the gorgeous blonde adorned the walls of many boys’ rooms – but her wild childish ways seem to have finally caught up with her. She came under public scrutiny in 2018 after an “overdose”, followed by a stint in rehab and her arrest for the alleged assault of an emergency medical technician called to her. domicile during a marital dispute.

But now the 60-year-old is back – and looking decidedly fresh.

As different as Locklear may appear in 2021, her life and career appear to be on the rise: She is reportedly engaged to longtime partner Chris Heisser and star in a new life-changing pace-changing film, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Story of Kristine Carlson.

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