Whether it was a physical transformation or a career revamp, these celebs deserve props for a job well done in 2016. From Gucci Mane to Simone Biles, consider this list a versatile round-up of inspiration for your glo up.
Upon the his release from prison, the rapper revealed a 50-pound weight loss this May. He spent roughly two years in prison due to firearm possession — definitely enough time to get snatched!
Perfect timing, too, because he and fiancée Keyshia Ka'oir recently announced their engagement. Keyshia held Gucci down while he was locked up and is responsible for the fabulous flashy fashion he’s been sporting. New bod, new style, new fiancée…Slim Guwop is winning!
We can’t talk about Gucci Mane’s slim down without talking about Gabourey’s stunning 100-pound weight loss. The Empire actress adopted a new fitness regimen this year and was tapped to appear in a new body-loving campaign for Lane Bryant. Take that body shamers!
The Weeknd got a haircut this year and is looking like a S-N-A-C-K. Long gone are the days of his chaotic cluster hairdo that left us all wondering “Why?”
His latest project, Starboy, rocketed to No. 1 on Billboard in its first week, and he ditched his model girlfriend Bella Hadid, so he’s on the market again, ladies.
Yes, Blac Chyna has always been gorgeous but there’s a certain glo about her since she’s claimed her spot in the Kardashian kingdom. We can collectively agree that Chyna and Rob is wayyyy better than Chyna and Tyga.
Just this year alone, she started dating Rob Kardashian, helped him lose the weight (Kanye voice), got engaged to said Kardashian and gave birth to the only one of Kris Jenner’s grandchildren to carry the Kardashian name. Booyah!
Koko’s 2016 come up included slaying our entire lives with a body makeover. Yes, she lost weight and gave her sister Kim Kardashian a run for her money in the booty department. And apparently everyone wanted a booty like her because Good American jeans hit $1 million in sales on its first day, living up to her street name Khlo Money.
Just call him the king of Snapchat. The DJ took over the social media outlet in 2016, changing our lives one key at a time, and basically made DJs a thing again.
The former Community actor made his return to small screen in a big way this year with Atlanta. The FX series, which he wrote, produced and stars in, got renewed after only three episodes due to record-breaking ratings and critical acclaim.
As if that wasn’t enough, he dropped his third studio album, Awaken, My Love!, this month under his pseudonym Childish Gambino. We don’t care what he wants us to call him as long as he keeps bringing us great things.
Remember when Cardi B had that crooked smile?
Well, not only does she have a brand new smile, the Love & Hip Hop: New York star is on her way to becoming fashion’s new darling with a spread for Fashion Bomb Daily and red carpet appearances in designer gowns by the likes of LaQuan Smith.
It seems like the 19-year-old gymnast came out of nowhere during the Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She was part of the gold medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five" and, while standing at just 4-foot-9, cleaned up the games with an incredible five medals.
Her crush, actor Zac Efron, even traveled all the way to Rio to see her in action. That’s how you know she’s got the juice!
Teyana Taylor owned 2016 with a post-baby body that she proudly displayed in all its glory in Kanye West’s video for “Fade.” She even launched a dance fitness program called Fade 2 Fit for fans wanting to know her secret to her insanely ripped body.
Not to mention, pics from her secret wedding to Cleveland Cavaliers baller Iman Shumpert with their daughter Junie in tow might be the cutest thing to happen all year.
(Photo from left: Jemal Countess/Getty Images, Prince Williams/Wireimage)
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