The expression ‘dream come true’ now has an entirely new meaning. On the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, visitors not only get to enjoy the amazing tropical beaches, luxurious resorts, and delicious cuisine, but are also able to play with, walk, and even adopt the most adorable puppies and rescue dogs.
Since 2005, a charity called Potcake Place has made it their mission to provide abandoned pooches with forever homes and loving families. The locals refer to their lovable collection of Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and English Fox Terriers as Potcake pups.
If the idea of leaving a relaxing vacation with a new best friend, or even a few, it’s important to keep in mind that Potcake Place will only provide pups to people 25 years of age or older who are willing to commit to 10 to 15 years of companionship and love. If you fulfill the basic requirements, the adoption process is really quite simple. You fill out the application form and if Potcake Place considers you to be a responsible candidate, they reach out.
Once accepted, you select your new puppy and Potcake Place will help in the process of bringing your new friend home. They provide you with a care kit, along with all of the necessary paperwork that will need to be signed by your air carrier. Potcake Place clearly know what they are doing, as they also provide puppy adopters with print outs of every dog’s medical history, along with a record card of shots and information, as well as a health certificate from a veterinarian.
The best part of adopting from Potcake Place is that it won’t cost you a single penny. That’s right, all adoptions are free of charge. However, they request just a small donation to help them continue their incredible work. If you’re not ready to adopt just yet, don’t worry, Potcake Place will still let you play with all the pups for as long as you wish!
Losing weight is hard and requires an incredible amount of self-discipline. Trying to trim down while fans are watching you under a microscope can be pretty intimidating. Lucky for these celebs, they had access to the best trainers and completely transformed. Now they are showing their jaw-dropping transformations with new photos.
Wendy Williams is most well known for her television talk show The Wendy Williams Show. The TV host has been open and honest about her struggle to lose weight and keep the pounds off over the course of her life Then in 2015, Williams told Us magazine that she motivated herself to lose weight by telling herself “Just push back, fatso. Just stop eating so much.” Eventually, she saw real results and lost a whopping 50 pounds in a short span of time!
Perez Hilton is a gossip columnist and blogger who is known for having a lot to say about celebrities and entertainment. Throughout his whole life, he struggled with his weight and eventually he tired of feeling frustrated by it. One day Hilton decided that he did not want to be overweight anymore and made a plan to lose the extra pounds by eating healthy and exercising more, the magic formula for weight loss. After four years, the famous blogger lost 70 pounds and kept it off!
Melissa McCarthy never fails to make us laugh. We all fell in love with her after her hilarious performance as Megan Price in Bridesmaids. After that, she starred in many more A-list films. Over the past couple years, the 46-year-old actress made a great effort to lose weight by eating healthier and working out regularly. She also changed her sleep schedule and now goes to bed early! So far, she’s lost more than 75 pounds and looks and feels gorgeous!
For a long time, Chris Pratt was known for getting the supporting role in shows like Parks and Recreation and films like Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. Then, the actor lost a whopping 60 pounds in six months! Since Pratt got into killer shape he has been cast in lead roles like Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. He pulled off his new chiseled frame through intense workout sessions with a personal trainer six days a week. He also started drinking tons of water.
Always known as the funny man, Zach Galifianakis became successful with his Comedy Central Presents specials and his hit show, Late World With Zach. The comedian rose to even greater stardom after he played Alan in The Hangover and in the films subsequent sequels. After a few years living the life of fame in the public eye, Galifianakis decided to make a huge life change and lost an impressive amount of weight. He totally cut out alcohol and started walking more.
50 Cent has always been known for his tough rapper persona and intimidating six back. However, a couple years ago in 2013, he shocked fans when he lost a significant amount of weight. The rapper was almost unrecognizable and did not look healthy! Luckily, the dramatic weight loss was only done for his role in the 2013 film All Things Fall Apart, in which he played a football player diagnosed with cancer. 50 Cent got back his buff body right after filming.
Most fans came to know and love Jonah Hill in the 2007 comedy Superbad. It was his first leading role and he completely charmed us all. A few years later, Hill surprised fans when he showed up at the Toronto International Film Festival wearing a fitted black suit and looking much thinner and toned. Some people did not recognize the skimmed down version of the actor. Since then, Hill shared that after he lost the weight, he has had an easier time getting more roles.
Alec Baldwin, one of the most well-respected actors in Hollywood, has starred in numerous films over his long and lucrative career. Even though his career was skyrocketing, his health was in danger. After Baldwin was diagnosed as pre-diabetic, he decided to make some serious life changes and began to focus on losing weight. The actor completely cut out sugar and carbohydrates from his diet and quickly lost 30 pounds. Now Baldwin’s career is booming and he is healthier than ever!
Over the years, Rosie O’Donnell has been pretty open with her fans and the public about her life. In 2002, the actress even came out on her talk show to bring attention to LGBT rights regarding adoption. The former television host has also shared about her struggles with her weight over the course of her life. Then in 2013, O’Donnell decided to make a huge change and underwent gastric bypass surgery. In just two short years, she lost 64 pounds and says she has never felt better!
At the young age of 13, Christian Bale started his acting career as the lead role in the 1980s film, Empire of the Sun. He is a dedicated actor and has perfected his craft over the years by transforming himself in each role he takes on. Whether he stars as a serial killer in American Psycho or as Batman in Batman Begins, Bale makes each role as real as possible. Specifically, in The Machinist, the actor changed his body completely and lost 63 pounds to play Trevor Reznik!
Kirstie Alley’s acting career began when she scored her breakout role as Lieutenant JG Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Now she is most well known for her role at Rebecca Howe in the TV show Cheers. When it comes to her weight, although the actress always looks beautiful, she has also been known to fluctuate from time to time. After some time of gaining and losing, Alley joined the Jenny Craig weight loss program and lost 50 pounds!
For years Shonda Rhimes insisted that she was comfortable with her body and her weight. She was a successful creator and producer of several popular shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder and she started her own production company called ShondaLand. One year she decided to confront her fears and say yes to things that scared her, one of which being losing weight. Through hard work and consistency, she lost an incredible 117 pounds!
The beloved Carrie Fisher became a star after appearing as the timeless character, Princess Leia in the original Star Wars film trilogy. Fisher was also an accomplished writer and comedian. She felt a lot of pressure to transform her body when she was cast in the newest Star Wars film. Even though she was not too excited about shredding the pounds, she did it anyways and ended up losing around 35 pounds to reprise the role of Princess Leia.
Kevin Liles is a successful record executive that has been an instrumental part of the music scene for more than 30 years. Liles usually stays behind the scenes when it comes to music, but now after his incredible weight loss transformation, he has good reason to move to the front and center stage. He got his start on his own R&B group, Numarx. After he gained major success, Liles was named president of Def Jam records in 1999 and then executive vice president of Warner Music Group.
Queen Latifah is a woman who wears many hats and does all of her jobs flawlessly. As a rapper, actress, and model, she excels at everything she tries. Recently she tried losing weight, and the transformation was quite noticeable. Latifah was determined to get her health under control and she started to workout five days a week. She also began incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into her diet regularly. The female rapper managed to shed the weight without losing her beautiful curves.
Mariah Carey has a mind-blowing vocal range, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. In 2008, while she was making her music video for “Bye Bye” she met her now ex-husband Nick Cannon. They fell in love and got married. Shortly after she got pregnant with twins. Understandably, her body changed completely and once she had her babies, she struggled to lose the baby weight. She teamed up with Jenny Craig and is now in better shape than ever.
It is crazy to think that Jennifer Hudson did not win American Idol considering how successful she has become as a singer! After she placed seventh on the competitive show, she went and earned a Golden Globe, Academy Award, and a Grammy. Her weight loss journey has been just as impressive as her career. Through the Weight Watchers program, Hudson lost a total of 80 pounds! Her impressive transformation is one of the reasons she became a Weight Watchers spokesperson.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
Nicole Polizzi, also known as Snooki, has made a huge transformation since her time as the party girl on the popular reality TV show, Jersey Shore. Over the years, Snooki shifted her reputation from the wild drinker on television to the responsible mom, Nicole, who stays out of the public eye. Interestingly, her body has changed just as much as her outward persona! After Polizzi gave birth to two babies, she switched her focus to health and fitness and lost 42 pounds!
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith gained fame and recognition after she became Playboy’s Playmate of the Year in 1993. Her new title catapulted her modeling career and she went on to model for major brands like H&M and Guess. As the model aged, she struggled with many personal problems and put on quite a bit of weight. The model then became the spokesperson for Trimspa, a company selling dietary supplements, and reportedly lost 69 pounds. Sadly, the former Playmate passed away at the young age 0f 39 from an overdose.
Kevin Federline, formerly known as Mr. Spears, gained fame and notoriety after he married pop superstar, Britney Spears. Their marriage ended after two short years after having two children. Following the breakup, an intense custody battle ensued and Federline put on some weight. Recently, the former dancer decided to get his health back under control. He started to wake up at 6 am to go on morning runs and he changed his eating habits. As a result, K-Fed lost 50 pounds!
Living in the public eye, Khloe Kardashian’s body has often been criticized and compared to her sisters. The reality TV star worked to show fans that she loves her body no matter her size. She even started a jean company with a greater range of sizes and styles to fit a curvier woman’s body. After Khloe and Lamar Odom got divorced, she decided to workout more with a trainer in order to help decrease her anxiety during the tough time. Now, she looks and feels great!
As an actress, Renee Zellweger has had to transform her body for many different roles. From Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation to her most notable role as Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Zellweger’s weight has fluctuated for each character. For her role in Bridget Jones’s Diary, the actress had to gain around 20 pounds because her character struggled with her size. Then afterward, she slimmed down tremendously for her role in Chicago. Zellweger looks great at any size!
Rob Kardashian, known as the only Kardashian brother, has been in and out of the public eye over the years, unlike his sisters who have maintained their stardom consistently. The reality TV star began to shy away from the spotlight when he started gaining weight. When Kardashian put on around 100 pounds, he hid away from the cameras and even from his family. Once Rob fell in love with reality personality Blac Chyna and she got pregnant, Rob changed his lifestyle and lost around 50 pounds!
The world watched Christina Aguilera grow up in the public eye from a young age when she first performed with the Mickey Mouse Club. Naturally, as she has gotten older her body has changed. Understandably after two pregnancies, the singer was a lot heavier. Recently, Aguilera has gotten into great shape. She says she regained her toned frame from limiting her alcohol intake and changing her diet significantly. The Voice judge also works with a great personal trainer who provides intense workout routines.
Kelly Osbourne has made one of the most drastic transformations on this list. We were introduced to Kelly when she was first seen on The Osbournes as the foul-mouthed and chubby daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. After her time on reality television, Kelly started to establish herself without her family. She got in great shape, lost nearly 70 pounds, and became passionate about fashion! Osbourne started hosting Fashion Police and feels and looks happier and healthier than ever.
Andre Romelle Young aka Dr. Dre is one of the most respected names in the music industry. The former rapper is now a producer and an entrepreneur. Dr. Dre has produced some of the greatest albums in rap for biggest names in the business like 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar. As his career soared, Dr. Dre also decided to take his health more seriously. Now, at 49 years old, he is one of the most successful people in his industry and he’s in killer shape!
Seth Rogen is another actor that started out in comedy movies like Knocked Up and 40-Year-Old Virgin as the funny sidekick. Things changed for Rogen when was cast in the Green Hornet in 2011. For the first time, the actor had to lose a significant amount of weight for his role. You would too if you had to wear a little green suit. The actor’s weight went down to 190 pounds in 10 weeks. Since then, Rogen has kept the weight off.
Even though America Ferrara is best known for her lead role in Ugly Betty as Betty Suarez, the actress is the furthest from ugly in reality! We all fell in love with the dynamic actress when she debuted as Carmen in The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants and its sequel. Now, as the star of the popular sitcom Superstore, Ferrara has decided to trim down and focus on clean eating. The actress has also started running regularly and as a result, her body has transformed.
Although Boy George was a hugely popularly 80’s singer, he now says his life was not as glamorous as others believed. In recent years, he has been open about his “self-destructive” behavior and excessive partying. In 2013, the 80’s star decided to change his life and get his body back. With the help of a nutritionist and personal trainer, the singer has worked hard to lose some serious weight. At 50 years old, Boy George completely revamped his look and is finally feeling much healthier.
Adam Richman got his claim to fame from participating in eating competitions. After years of stuffing his face, he landed a job hosting the Travel Channel’s show, Man Vs. Food. Two years ago, Richman decided to completely change his life and he worked to lose 70 pounds. He uploaded a photo of a slimmed down version of himself proving that even the greatest food lovers can get healthy. Going from being known as a man who eats anything to a man who is vegan was shocking for fans.
Most fans were introduced to Amber Riley six years ago when she started out on the hit TV show Glee as Mercedes Jones. Then, the actress went on to compete on the seventeenth season of Dancing With the Stars and ended up winning the entire competition. After so much physical activity, it was natural for Riley’s body to slim down. After starring in the stage version of Dreamgirls, Riley decided to focus on making her health an even greater priority, and she ended up going down two dress sizes!
Sara Rue’s body transformation is astonishing. We first got to know the actress when she started out on the television show Perfect as Carmen Ferrara. Since then, her career has excelled and her health has changed for the better. Through the years, Rue has undergone a tremendous weight loss journey. With the help of Jenny Craig, Rue lost 50 pounds. She now uses her experience to inspire other women to prioritize their health as the host of the reality competition show Shedding for the Wedding.
Josh Peck found his way onto the red carpet after he scored the role as Josh Nichols on Nickelodeon’s show Drake & Josh. Before that, he was often featured on The Amanda Show which paved the way to teen stardom. As Peck got older and started to transition to more adult acting roles, he decided to make a huge life change and lose a ton of weight. The young actor managed to lose a whopping 110 pounds by exercising regularly and eating much healthier food.
Bradley Cooper is another one of those actors who completely transforms himself for each role he takes on. From Wet Hot American Summer to Alias to The Hangover, Cooper never fails to showcase his dynamic acting abilities. When he took on the role of Chris Kyle in American Sniper, the actor shifted his whole life to put on 40 pounds of muscle in ten weeks by eating more than 5000 calories a day! The hard work paid off and Cooper looked sensational and completely embodied the character!
When Hillary Swank commits to a role, she goes so deep into a character that she is almost completely unrecognizable. The talented actress morphed her body into a scrawny masculine character for her first role in Boys Don’t Cry. Then Swank completely changed her body by gaining fifteen pounds of muscle for her Academy Award winning role in the film Million Dollar Baby. Training to play boxer Maggie Fitzgerald meant working out six times a week and eating 210 grams of protein a day!
When Charlize Theron started her career as a model and a ballerina, she often showcased her thin small frame. Once she shifted her career to acting, Theron had to change her body depending on the roles she pursued. When she played serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, the actress gained much more than an Academy Award. Theron also had to gain 30 pounds for the role! She was so dedicated to the part that she bleached and shaved off parts of her eyebrows too!
Raven-Symone found her claim to fame at the young age of 3 years old as Olivia on The Cosby Show. As the actress matured and grew, her body also developed and changed. As a teen, Raven became the star of the hit Disney show, That’s So Raven and because the show centered around her, the actress said she felt an incredible amount of pressure to perform. Consequently, she began to neglect her health and gaineda weight. After the show, Symone went back to basics and lost around 35 pounds!
Janet Jackson is another star who stepped into the limelight at a very young and impressionable age. As the youngest child in the famous Jackson family, she started her career with her brothers very early on. As Jackson’s career has evolved and excelled, her weight has fluctuated over the years. Now as the singer is in her 50’s, she has started to focus more on her health. Jackson has incorporated working out into her regular routine and has managed to keep the weight off.
Jerry Ferrara, better known as “Turtle,” from the HBO series Entourage was at a routine physical when his doctor let him know that he is risking his health and his future with his unhealthy habits. He then had a friend’s wife, who is a nutritionist, create a healthy eating plan for him. After yo-yo dieting, Ferrara was able to stick to healthy eating and also began to work out in addition to quitting smoking. He lost 40 pounds over 10 months and says he feels better than ever.
Gabourey Sidibe became famous after starring in the 2009 film, Precious for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Recently, Sidibe revealed that she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The actress has also opened up in her memoir This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare about her struggle with depression, anxiety, and bulimia. Subsequently, the actress decided to undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery in an effort to lose weight. So far she has lost 50 pounds and feels better!
Austin “Chumlee” Russell
The reality television star of Pawn Stars, Austin Russell aka “Chumlee” recently decided to make some huge lifestyle changes. His reality TV show centers around Russell and the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop that he works at in Las Vegas. Having struggled with his weight for most of his life, Chumlee worked to motivate himself to change and become healthier. The reality TV star managed to get rid of 100 pounds by cutting out red meat and processed foods, and also by working out.
George Michael was known for his iconic voice while he was in the music duo, Wham! Although millions of fans are left mourning his death, his music will live on for years to come. Before Michael’s recent passing recent, he was rarely seen out in public. The photo below was captured a few short months before his death while he was eating with some friends. In his last few years, Michaels struggled with his weight and with abusing drugs.
Jessica Simpson has always been known for her incredible curves and fun-loving spirit. The singer single-handedly brought back Daisy Duke shorts after sporting them in The Dukes of Hazzard film. After she went through two pregnancies, Simpson still looked gorgeous but added on another 80 pounds. Jessica got to work and managed to drop the weight and get into incredible shape with the help of Weight Watchers. She has also been open about her intense workout routines with a professional trainer.
Honey Boo Boo
Honey Boo Boo has been in the public eye for most of her young life. The spunky southern girl got her start on the hit reality television show Toddlers & Tiaras and ended up being so popular that TLC decided to give her a show of her own called Honey Boo Boo. Recently, Honey Boo Boo’s mother, Mama June, has been all over the news for losing a ton of weight. According to Life & Style, Mama June hopes to inspire her daughter to slim down.
Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who shocked the judges of Brittain’s Got Talent with her incredible voice, recently completely changed up her look. The middle-aged woman used to dress very modestly and tried to bring little attention to herself. Then in 2009 things changed when Boyle’s doctor told her she needed to trim down for her health. After losing some weight, Boyle has had no trouble being the center of attention. The singer looks better than ever and feels confident about herself!
Oprah Winfrey has soared from success to success throughout her long career. First, The Oprah Winfrey Show was incredibly successful and now her Oprah Winfrey Network is doing very well. Although her career success has stayed consistent over the years, the television host has been open about her struggle with her weight. Recently, Oprah started the Weight Watchers program and even became their spokesperson after losing 30 pounds. She says she looks and feels incredible. Plus, on the program, she can still eat bread!
At the young age of 15, Tyra Banks started her modeling career and quickly rose through the ranks to become to supermodel we all know her as today. She broke through the modeling industry and became the first African-American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and Sports Illustrated magazines. Then in 2009, Banks was heavily criticized by the media for gaining weight after she retired from modeling. Even though Banks looks gorgeous at any size, the model decided to get back into shape.
John Goodman’s weight transformation is truly astonishing! Early on in his career, the actor’s career-defining role was as Dan, Roseanne’s husband on Roseanne. Goodman continued to find success after Roseanne ended. Then, recently after he finished filming 10 Cloverfield Lane, Goodman made a decision to change his unhealthy life and lose the weight. The actor ended up losing an incredible 100 pounds by cutting out a lot of unhealthy foods he was consuming and by slowly engaging in a consistent exercise regimen.
Mama June, the star of Honey Boo Boo has recently shocked fans with her complete transformation. The mother of Honey Boo Boo was known for being very overweight and known for her unique parenting techniques. After she underwent gastric bypass surgery, Mama June lost 150 pounds and went from a size 28 to a size 16. The 37-year-old has been open about her weight loss journey and is determined to stay in shape. Now, Mama June works with a trainer and watches her portion control.
Adele is confident with her body at any weight. She has said that she would not lose weight for anyone but herself. However, after giving birth she decided to get healthier and trim down. Now, she looks and feels incredible!