Shocking Transformations of Bodybuilders Who Quit Steroids

Roids, Arnolds, gym candy, juice, stackers, weight trainers…Whatever you call them, steroids are the most common advantages bodybuilders and power lifters try to use to get ahead in a cutthroat industry filled with muscle-heads. However, while steroids are quick for packing on muscle and building strength, they are also known for a laundry list of negative side effects that include everything from mood swings and heart problems to one of the biggest male concerns—shrunken anatomy!

Regardless of the health concerns and legality, bodybuilders around the world have turned to steroids (or “gear” as some call it) to get pumped and ripped for major competitions like the Arnold Classic, Mr. Olympia, the Ironman Pro Invitational and the Night of Champions. Despite taking home major titles, however, many steroid users learn the hard way that their bodybuilding careers are short-lived and the side effects often cause more long-term damage than good.

So what happens when a bodybuilder quits steroids completely? From muscle-popping physiques and award-winning strength to injury, health scares and retirement, join us as we take a look at shocking transformations of bodybuilders who gave up steroids for good. Will you recognize these before and after photos? Let’s find out!

What Honey Boo Boo Looks Like Now is Incredible

Watch out! Here comes Honey Boo Boo! In 2012, TLC shocked the world when the network launched their newest reality series—Here Comes Honey Boo Boo—set in McIntyre, Georgia and following a family around with names like “Sugar Bear,” “Pumpkin,” “Boo Boo,” “Chubbs” and “Chickadee.” Quickly amassing millions of followers and earning the reputation as “junk television,” people couldn’t help but watch the six-year-old pageant queen, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, and the rest of her family.

Lasting for more than 50 episodes from 2012 to 2014 and shocking critics around the country for its offensive, outrageous and exploitative nature, TLC couldn’t help but cash in on Alana’s sassy attitude in what became a train wreck that millions of viewers couldn’t help but watch. Now parodied in television shows and films like South Park and Scary Movie 5, we couldn’t help but wonder how life after the spotlight has changed Alana.

How much has Honey Boo Boo grown up and what is she and the rest of her family up to these days? Join us as we take a look at Alana’s journey from her debut as a six-year-old pageant queen drinking “Go Go Juice” on Toddlers & Tiaras to life after wrapping up her own reality show. Come on, you know you’re curious!

15 Things Americans Actually Believe

“Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain…” The United States of America is home to the biggest melting pot of citizens in the world who can trace their lineage across the globe all while living the American dream. An incredibly diverse nation rich in culture and heritage, the Land of the Free is also home to a variety of opinions and beliefs that have been known to create friction among the country’s nearly 350 million citizens.

While most Americans are quick to rally together under the red, white and blue to share their love of the nation, that doesn’t mean they don’t disagree on even the most basic things such as science, the weather, politics and religion. In a land where freedom rings especially when it comes to free speech, some Americans have dedicated their lives to standing proudly on their platforms of some of the most outrageous beliefs imaginable.

So what are some of the crazier things that American people actually believe? We took a look at several polls conducted over the years to see how many Americans believed in strange things like the occult, alien life, ghosts, mind control and more! Get ready for the wild, wacky and unpredictable as we take a look at 15 of the strangest things Americans actually believe!

Shocking Photos from the Past That Will Leave You Speechless

Can you recognize Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night? Chances are you can easily pick out these classic works of art just as easily as you can pick out a family member in a crowd. While there are hundreds of famous paintings throughout history, there are also certain photos that have special historical significance such as the sailor kissing the woman in Times Square after World War II or the man standing in front of the tanks at Tiananmen Square in China.

Many of these historic and iconic photos have resonated with people for generations and have easily become the gold standard in photography. But, we couldn’t help but wonder if there were any other rare photos in history the world might have forgotten? What happened to them and why aren’t they celebrated?

From circus acts and musicians to politics and war, join us as we dust off the signs of age and dive deep into world history for a sneak peek at 20 shocking photos from the past that will leave you speechless. Will you recognize any of the photos or the events? Let’s get started on a high note as we start with one of the world’s most beloved skiing elephants in history and end with one of the biggest events of the 20th century!

Woman’s Breathtaking Journey to Become a Man

Did you know that about 700,000 people in the United States identify as transgender? With more and more men and women identifying as trans than ever before, there is an increasing fight for their rights throughout the country. However, at the same time, there’s also an even greater need for advocacy and understanding as the mystery behind what it means to be transgender is slowly unveiled.

While there have been very few transgender celebrities to come out, two of the most notable examples in recent history are Kaitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce) and Chaz Bono (formerly Chastity). As Kaitlyn made headlines alongside her famous family on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Chaz found his own way to the spotlight as the daughter of famed musicians Sonny and Cher. But, did you know there’s another transgender man who has also made quite the stir?

Who is he, what’s his story and where is he now? From a tomboy and female professional model to a male adult film star and LGBT activist, Buck Angel has had an interesting and incredible transformation over the last 30 years. Join us as we take a look at one woman’s breathtaking journey to become a man in the story of Angel’s courageous transition into the transgender world.

20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Muslim

Have you ever seen the Qur’an or heard about a prophet named Muhammed? While Christianity is the largest religion in the world (and certainly the largest in the United States) with 2.2 billion followers, the Muslim faith is quickly catching up with a 12 percent gap in growth. In fact, Islam is considered the fastest growing religion in the world with 1.6 billion followers today. So beyond the news coverage of Islam, what exactly is it and what makes it so popular?

Originating in Mecca and based on the teachings of Muhammad, who is considered the last prophet of God after Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, Islam’s basic beliefs are outlined in the Qur’an. These beliefs include the five pillars of Islam such as the pilgrimage to Mecca in addition to specific acts of worship and Islamic law on a variety of topics ranging from finances and family life to kindness, compassion and care for the environment.

Though oversimplified here, Islam’s basic tenants are exactly what has attracted people around the world including the 2.75 million Muslims in America, which make up less than one percent of the country’s population. But, we couldn’t help but wonder, are there any famous Muslims? From devout Muslims and converts to everything in between, join us as we take a look at 20 celebrities you probably didn’t know are Muslim. Let’s start our list with a real radio legend!

10 Fattest People in the World

The world has always been fascinated by the limits of the human body: it’s incredible just how adaptable and durable we truly are. The Guinness Book of World Records was founded in November of 1951, as a way of maintaining documented proof of our greatest achievements, or (to some) our greatest failures; you can find anything from feats of strength to genetic mutations, but the most interesting records have always been the largest things in the world. Whether it’s the largest pumpkin, or the largest tree, The Guinness Book of World Records has always been there to remind us that bigger is better.

Only the truth is that sometimes bigger isn’t better, like when it comes to our weight for example; don’t get me wrong, a few extra pounds isn’t that bad at all, but when you start crossing the thousand pound mark, things start to get a little out of control. But who are the fattest people to ever walk (or crawl) the face of the earth? We’ve scoured the records books and local fast food chains to find out, and tell you their heart wrenching stories. Here are the top 10 people who chose to live a supersized life.

20 Shocking Stories of Lives Ruined by the Kardashians

Kris, Caitlyn (Bruce), Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie – who hasn’t heard of the Kardashians and the Jenners? With their own reality television series launched in 2007 with the debut of Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the E! network, the Kardashians have become a powerful brand and have proven their influence beyond the realm of television and into the world of fashion, endorsement deals, social media and much, much more.

Much like winning the lottery is said to bring new family members out of the woodwork looking for a penny or two, there are dozens of people who would give anything to befriend the Kardashians simply to become famous. Of course, many have tried and many have learned the hard way that getting too close to the Kardashians can lead to terrible luck. Between professional and personal relationships, the Kardashians have essentially become black widows to those who come near, family member or stranger, friend or foe!

Who has suffered the most since meeting the Kardashians and are the sisters really considered the black widows of Hollywood? From singers, publicists and models to football stars, basketball greats and even family members themselves, join us as we prove the “Kardashian Kurse” lives on with these 20 shocking stories of lives ruined by the Kardashians. Are you ready for the juicy details because we sure are!

Surprise! 50 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Lesbians

Though gay rights and the general treatment of gays have improved dramatically over the last few decades, it can still be very hard for someone to publicly come out as gay. With the constant concern over whether or not people will accept someone as gay, it is often even harder for people in the public eye to come out – especially when their careers are based on their public image and how much their fans like and admire them.

It’s a true shame that some people have hidden their sexuality throughout their lives but it remains a sad reality. The statistics speak volumes as only 1.5 percent of women in the United States identify as lesbians and less than one percent say that they are bisexual. In all honesty, these numbers are probably even lower in the entertainment industry simply because of the pressures of being in the spotlight and, of course, being accepted.

When it comes to celebrities in Hollywood, we often think of stars like Rosie O’Donnell and Ellen DeGeneres who have given so many women a voice as they find the courage to come forward and come out. We couldn’t help but wonder, however, if there are other celebrity lesbians. From public announcements and quiet romances to everything in between, we found 50 celebrities you probably didn’t know were lesbians. Who made the list? Let’s take a look!

Top 20 Most Arrested Celebrities of All-Time

Slammer, joint, con college, hole, pen, pokey or farm – whatever you call it, chances are that getting arrested and going to jail aren’t at the top of anyone’s list when it comes to being successful and living a good life. However, statistics show that half of the men in the United States have been to jail with an even unluckier 30 percent of men who have criminal records in addition to spending time behind bars.

While most people think that celebrities can get away with anything simply because they can buy their way out of trouble, that’s not always true and, in those 50 percent of men, celebrities are also included! With the world watching their every move, celebs can’t get away with changing their hairstyle much less doing something illegal which is why many celebrities who get caught often learn their lesson after their first offense. But for some, the lesson takes a little longer to sink in.

Though we’ve all seen celebrities like Mel Gibson and Justin Bieber getting arrested, we couldn’t help but wonder about celebrities who have made more than a couple of trips to the slammer. Which celebrities have the longest rap sheets and who just might surprise you? Let’s take a look at the top 20 most arrested celebrities of all time!