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Extreme Celebrity Transformations

Is that what they were hoping for?

We often look to celebrities for benchmarks in beauty and fashion, and their appearance can sometimes influence the way we want to look and feel ourselves, so it’s not uncommon to hear of the latest celebrity doppelganger going under the knife to resemble their idol.

Celebrities and cosmetic surgery go hand in hand, and their transformations can be just as drastic as that of celebrity lookalikes. But for doppelgangers the choice is clear - they have a defined goal of what they want to look like and how to go about achieving this. For some celebrities, however, you’re left wondering if that’s the look they were actually hoping for. Have they reached the standard of beauty they have set themselves, or are they caught up in an endless search for perfection?

We’ve gathered a list of the most extreme celebrity transformations for you to decide.

Dolly Parton

"If I see something sagging, dragging or bagging, I get it sucked, tucked or plucked. It takes a lot of money to look as cheap as I look” says ‘9 to 5’ singer.

Dolly Parton over the years

Cher

The queen of pop is rumoured to have had everything from botox and blepharoplasty to facelifts and rhinoplasty.

Cher then and now

Donatella Versace

Italian fashion designer has admitted to using botox in the past

Donatella Versace

Joan Rivers

"I want to look nice. No one wants to look ugly!" says the 81 year old American comedian.

Joan Rivers

Michael Jackson

Michael reportedly had his first rhinoplasty after breaking his nose during a complex dance routine in 1979.

Michael Jackson

Pete Burns

One hit wonder Pete Burns is no stranger to the knife, undergoing reconstructive surgery after a cosmetic procedure on his lips went wrong.

Pete Burns

Jocelyn Wildenstein

Wildenstein is rumoured to have spent $4,000,000 to please her husband who loved big cats.

Pete Burns