Lady Gaga showed off a much meatier figure on stage recently in Amsterdam, shocking fans more than her famous meat costume. The "Alejandro" star admits that she's a sucker for great Italian cuisine and has gained somewhere around 25 pounds. Indeed, Gaga isn't the first pop star to come under a microscope because of a couple added pounds. Without a doubt, the following celebs are probably glad that finally someone else is in the thick of things.
Janet is one pop star that has dealt with teasing about her figure since childhood. The "Nasty" singer is perhaps as famous for her yo-yo-ing weight as she is for her music career. While Jackson has admitted that keeping trim can be a struggle, she always seems to bounce back. With the help of Nutrisystem, she debuted a slim physique once again, in April 2012.
Ironically, after once making a nasty remark about Kelly Osbourne's weight, the "Dirrty" singer fell into the same pool of ridicule about the extra pounds she'd acquired since divorcing her ex, Jordan Bratman. "The Voice" coach, notorious for her brazen costumes, suddenly hit waves of criticism as she stuffed her fuller figure into bizarre, sexy get-ups that barely covered her "essentials." However, Xtina takes her changing physique in stride, claiming that she loves her curves.
The "American Idol" star stands out not just because of her feisty musical persona, but also because she's not your average size-two Hollywood starlet. She too, has struggled with weight issues for years -- proving that her pop star status doesn't grant her immunity from the rude comments made in tabloids. Nonetheless, Clarkson made headlines in early July 2012 with a healthy, slimmer frame.
Even before baby Maxwell arrived, Jessica Simpson has taken a beating from the public over her fluctuating pounds. The worst of it came in 2009, when she wore those (ill-fitting) "Mom jeans" on stage in Florida. Since then, Jess has been adamant about embracing her body, vowing that she'd never be a size 0. She's since struck a deal with Weight Watchers, and is peeling off the baby weight in baby steps.
Raven-Symone may be rocking a slim figure now, but this wasn't always the case. The former "The Cosby Show" actress spent most of her young adulthood as a poster child for round, cherubic loveliness. A completely different poster child showed up at the 2011 People's Choice Awards. Stunning the public in a gothic ensemble of ruffles and leather, Raven debuted her tiny waist along with some serious Morticia Addams sex appeal.
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