Stars: Then and Now

The showbiz metamorphosis: celebrities who’ve gone gorgeous with age.

What came first: the beauty or the fame? Click for more.


( In an industry as unpredictable as the weather, constant reinvention seems to be the key to staying on top. To survive the ’biz’s rabid claws, stars need to evolve, metamorphose, transform-much like the normal-looking wannabes in America’s Next Top Model’s infamous makeover episodes who morph into "smizing" ("smiling with your eyes" for those who don’t speak Tyra) glamazons. Dropping the pounds (and lots of ’em) becomes a rite of passage, looking waif-like de rigueur. Hence, the logic of those gandang-artista ads-after all, what do they stand for other than to illustrate how beauty is made and not born, and how it’s often a product of hard work?

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW invites you to bask in the post-fame glow emanated by these celebs, seemingly bestowed upon them by the rays of the limelight. Because if time and fame can transform these stars from birds of average feathers to showbiz-worthy swans, then maybe there’s hope for the rest of us...



Artwork by Warren Espejo

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