Sarah Palin looks noticeably thinner & different in LA: is it just a weird outfit?

These are some new photos of former governor Sarah Palin and her daughter Willow in Studio City, California on Sunday. I looked through the photos yesterday, but I couldn’t work up the courage to really write anything about them. My first reaction was actually “Did Sarah Palin get a really bad makeover?” Despite my disagreements with her politics (and I’m studiously attempting to only discuss the superficial here, so play along), I consider Palin an attractive woman, but whatever is going on in these photos is not good. Those highlights look awful. Her clothes look… cheap. And dear God, she’s lost a lot of weight, right? She always had a nice figure. Maybe it’s just the combination of slim-cut jeans and those horrible wedges? She just seems drastically slimmer in these photos, thinner than I’ve ever seen her. What’s going on with her?

I’m assuming Sarah Palin and Willow were in California to support Bristol, who is on the current season of Dancing With the Stars. This photo agency, Fame/Flynet, must have followed Palin around the whole day, because they detail her movements precisely: “Former Governor Sarah Palin spent the day with her daughter Willow in Studio City, California on October 7, 2012. The two stopped in to get facials and manicures at a nail salon, shopped at Kmart and stopped for some lunch at KFC.” That sounds like a really good day except for the Kmart shopping. Surely Gov. Palin can make a go of it at Walmart…? And I would think that KFC would be a great way to ruin a manicure.

Incidentally, Bristol Palin recently commented on Julianne Moore’s Emmy-winning performance as Sarah Palin in the Emmy-winning HBO movie Game Change. Bristol said, “I don’t think she’s a good interpreter of my mom. I think my mom’s way hotter than that. She doesn’t have that accent. It’s all kind of silly. My mom’s awesome.” Far be it from me to tell the Palins their business, but I kind of think they should thank Julianne Moore for bringing some genuine pathos, intelligence, nuance and heart to the “inside story” of the 2008 election. But whatever, it doesn’t really matter.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. neelyo says:

    Something’s going on with the mouth. Maybe new veneers or something. Also, she’s now a bobble head.

    Kind or funny that someone so against the media and waht it supposedly represents has brought into their standards of beauty so completely.

  2. Lena says:

    WTH happened to her? She looks like a Jersey housewife.

  3. Launicaangelina says:

    She does look significantly thinner and that, in turn, makes her look older. Also, she’s dressing a little too young for her age. Her young style clothing is really noticeable against her neck. As much as I cannot stand her, she’s always been a nice looking woman.

    • whatthehell456 says:

      +1 she’s dressing like one of her daughters and it’s not a flattering look for her at all.

      And on another note, who the hell does Bristol think she is dissing Julianne? What, like Bristol’s some talented actress now so she gets to critique other’s performances? *pesh*

      • Chatcat says:

        I didn’t take it as she dissed Julianne but that she was praising her Mom. Let’s face it, the movie wasn’t made, and Julianne didn’t agree to play her, to be flattering to Palin, so just as a Mom wants to protect and defend their children, she wanted to have Mom’s back. After all the things people have said about this girl and her family, people are going to get up in arms because she thinks her Mom is hotter then Julianne? I am not a Palin supporter/lover, but what I am is a supporter of people not being hypocrites.

      • Tiffany says:

        “Let’s face it, the movie wasn’t made, and Julianne didn’t agree to play her, to be flattering to Palin”

        I completely disagree with that. If you watched the movie you would see that they didn’t set out to make Palin the bad guy. Really, she was put into a position that she wasn’t prepared to handle. That wasn’t her fault, the campaign should have more fully vetted her. Moore actually made her much more sympathetic than anything Palin herself has done.

        What was Palin’s fault was that she refused to accept the help that was offered to her because she was offended by it. The film makers reached out to her to get her imput when they made the movie. They also had MANY members of the McCain campaign give their side of the events. They weren’t trying to make an anti-Palin movie, they wanted to tell the story of the McCain campaign.

    • KC says:

      Agree — she’s waaaaay too skinny.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Agree that the weight loss is causing her to look much older, esp in the neck..and face when she isn’t smiling. And that hair! SMH

    • danielle says:

      I am another one who never agreed with her politically but thought she was a beautiful women. There is no shame in being a well put together woman at any age, but being a 40+ year old trying to look 20 is pathetic. (do you hear me Kate Goslin and Madonna?). Why would a political heavyweight want to look like a 20 yr old club girl instead of the powerful woman she is- it’s sad really.

    • Raven says:

      It’s probably just LA. Even normal sized people are expected to drop 20 pounds to fit in.

  4. virginia says:

    she def lost weight, something looks different with her lips.

  5. Izzy says:

    She looks like Stacy Keibler in that second photo (but not as pretty).

  6. KWM says:

    She looks terrible. She looks old and like she is trying too hard.

  7. lucy2 says:

    It looks like she’s off to audition for Sons of Anarchy. What a terrible look for her.
    She’s definitely lost a lot of weight. I can’t stand her, but I hope she’s not ill.

  8. Nashville Girl says:

    I didn’t think people of her political persuasion were allowed to wear blue polish on their toes.

  9. Brown says:

    I don’t have any hate toward Sarah, but man, this is a truly horrendous outfit. Those wedges are awful and she looks like she went shopping in one of the Jersey Shore girls’ closets. And yes, it looks like she’s lost a lot of weight. Hopefully it was intentional and from a diet or excercise and not the after effects of some other cause. I haven’t heard anything to suggest anything is wrong in her life that would cause weight loss, so I’m going with diet. It’s a shame, it really ages her. She looks better with some meat on her bones.

  10. Listerino says:

    She looks just like that country singer whats her name? Shania Twain? They could be twins lol

  11. bettyrose says:

    Those highlights are just all kinds of wrong. There’s a scene in Game Change where Woody Harrelson (I won’t even pretend to remember the character’s name) criticizes her “no carb” diet and the resulting dramatic weight loss. Perhaps that’s what we’re seeing here?

  12. Al says:

    She look like she went to a plastic surgeon with instructions to make her look like George Clooney’s girlfriend (I forget her name).

  13. NerdMomma says:

    It was her attractiveness and charisma that got her onto the national stage of politics, and her dumb trashiness that got her slapped back down where she belongs. This is her without Washington DC handlers. She’s a hot mom, but putting the term “former governor” with that picture just makes my head spin!

  14. Joanna says:

    she is WAY too skinny. she looks like a middleaged bar fly with a rough cigarette voice. maybe this is how she normally dresses and they just gave her a style makeover during the election

    • holly hobby says:

      It’s been well documented in several books re 2008 presidential campaign that John McCain’s group had to make over the entire family. Obviously she didn’t dress like a professional outside the national glare. The campaign spent upwards of $100K to dress the entire family.

      On a different note, did anyone catch DWTS last night? What the heck was Bristol’s tantrum all about? She sounds like she has a thing for Mark.

  15. T.C. says:

    What happened? She looks horrible. Too much weight loss on her face, neck, body. She went from a beautiful woman to old and trashy. Not everyone looks good super skinny.

  16. Annie says:

    There’s a certain age when you need to stop trying to look thin, otherwise you look old. She’s looking super thin but also much, much older. That line starts in your 30′s, at least for some people, I’ve seen. Especially if you’re going for Victoria Beckham thin.

    • evadstructn says:

      Yup, gotta choose when you get older, your ass or your face!

    • fabgrrl says:

      True, true. Super thin doesn’t look so hot when your face loses it’s youthful fullness. But I didn’t see anything wrong with her previous weight. I thought she looked great before – great figure, pretty face – and this is coming from someone who finds her politics repellant.

    • tmbg says:

      That’s what fillers are for, hee hee. You can have your butt and your face. The problem is nobody sees them done right. All we see on sites like these are chipmunk faces or those that are stretched beyond Jokerdom. The kind where it’s done very subtly makes other people think you look refreshed, but can’t pinpoint why. I don’t understand why Hollywood derms/plastic surgeons can’t figure out how to do it right. They have access to so much more than smaller cities/towns.

      As for Palin here, she has gotten quite thin. She was healthy-looking to begin with, but maybe she’s under some kind of stress. I try not to judge the weight fluctuations of anyone because you never know what is going on behind the scenes.

      • Mrs. Ari Gold says:

        If you have the name of a good dermatologist, please don’t hold back! I live in NY and there’s none here that I can find that know how to do it right.

      • Anna says:

        I am 40, model thin, and have beautiful plump skin, I do not look drawn or haggard.

        The secret is to consume lots of water, lots of extra virgin olive oil and lots of vitamin c from fruits or other natural sources. NO sugar, salt or white flour based bread

        All this costmetic surgery nonsense is unnecessary…as is looking “One’s age”. One can look quite young for a long time. But it is about what you eat.

  17. Ranunculus says:

    Scary to think she could have been VP – she looks really cheap, almost like she is making her money from working in shabby establishments.

  18. Seagulls says:

    Her politics are reprehensible, but she was pretty. What’d she do to herself?

  19. Anna says:

    She looks like Gemma from Sons of Anarchy.

  20. Jaded says:

    I smell a Sarah Palin reality show in 3…2…1…

  21. Abby says:

    This doesn’t even look like her. I was never gung ho about her (even as a republican) but I always thought she was really pretty. And I wouldn’t have known this was her without captions.

  22. Dibba says:

    Definitely looks like she had work done which is a shame because she is/was very pretty. She’s too thin. Her boobs look bigger and fake I wish I could never see or hear about these folks again

  23. Darlene says:

    She’s starting to look like Janice Dickinson!! STOP, SARAH, STOP!

  24. aims says:

    What an awful person she is. The way she sells herself to the public. She tells anyone who would listen that she’s one of you, however clearly she’s had some work done. Her teeth looks capped, she looks like she’s trying to be a teenager again. She’s just a hard working, middle class, down home person like us, eye roll. Palin, for the love of God. Take your snot nose girls and your stupid ass back to Alaska. Leave humanity alone!!!

  25. Barrett says:

    Her HAIR “transports” me back in time to the 1980′s…..

  26. Talie says:

    She’s dressed like someone Michael K would call a “Hot Slut of the Day”

  27. Lulu says:

    Awefull outfit. She DOES look like she shops at KMART. Her arms look good, but the rest of her looks wasted. And that hair…. But it seems I just saw her on TV commenting on the presendential.debate and it was shockingly dark??

  28. mik says:

    Older women really shouldn’t lose this much weight because it really ages them. Her outfit is totally trashy.

  29. LadyBird83 says:

    She probably couldn’t stand her daughter be thinner and more “enhanced” than her.

  30. Umm..no says:

    LMAO…what has happened to the “hockey mom”, the “pitbull in lipstick”….now she looks like one of the “housewives of who cares”!

  31. Esmom says:

    That last photo is gross! Is it me or can you see her butt cheeks FROM THE FRONT?!?

  32. Suz says:

    She was an extremely attractive woman who dressed conservatively and well.

    Now – good god. She looks older and those clothes should not be worn by a woman who is closing in on fifty. GAH.

  33. Suz says:

    Honestly, if you hadn’t identified her I wouldn’t have recognized her!

  34. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Julianne Moore as SP > Tina Fey as SP > Katey Segal > Kate Gosselin > The “real” SP

  35. Maggie says:

    And to think she could have been “one heartbeat away”

  36. andy says:

    white trash over and over… imagine her as the vice president of the united states of america….

  37. bertney says:

    Anyone else think she looks like Gemma from SOA?

  38. tru tru says:

    A family of crazy, she’s trying to look “hip” and her daughter is a bitter lil heifer.

    I don’t remember her ever saying anything positive, ever.

    just like last night on dancing w/the stars.

  39. ladybert62 says:

    That outfit is silly – she is too old to wear that off the shoulder thing and her hair is beyond horrible. She is trying to be a younger sexy thing and it is a big fail.

    Also, she looks much older here – probably because of this silly outfit. Maybe Bristol dressed her! ha ha

  40. JM says:

    I honestly don’t think she looks that different. She just doesn’t have on a suit or her trademark glasses so it throws us off. She’s big into running, which would make her skinny, and don’t forget that when she ran for VP she’d just had a baby, so of course she was a bit bigger.

    I’m no fan but just saying.

  41. RN says:

    She’s such a transparent try-hard. She would LOVE to be in the Hollywood spotlight. I lump her in the same category as Kate Gosslin.

  42. MediaMaven says:

    Oh look – the new fall collection is finally at the Wasilla Kmart!

  43. cpr8405 says:

    Wow, she’s finally done it. She’s gone “full-on” mullet.

  44. Grace says:

    Mix plastic surgery with adderall abuse and this is what you get.

  45. haha says:

    the bitch went hollywood on us…botox fillers and everrrrything…

  46. MerryHappy says:

    Hotter than Julianne Moore?
    Betch, please. Sit yourself down!
    She’s attractive enough. But Julianne Moore is an unaging ethereal being in my eyes, like Kate Blanchett.

  47. Jennika says:

    What really bugs me about Sarah Palin, politics aside, is that you know she is smug bitch. She strikes me as really fake, like even if you agree with her, she would still talk shit about you if you leave the room. And she always has this smug smirk on her face which annoys the crap out of me. I can’t stand unprofessional people, and she seems to be one. I also get the feeling she’s very hypocritical, like I totally think she wanted Bristol to get an abortion.

    Also, I really wanted to like Bristol because I felt bad for her that everyone was so mean to her, but she comes off (esp in her tv show) as a spoiled unlikeable brat.

    As a moderate conservative who usually votes Republican, I think that Palin is one of the reason the party sucks now.

    • aims says:

      I agree. She strikes me as someone who is the typical mean girl. She has an ego the size of her mouth, big. She has never been interested in helping our country. She’s wants the fame. This is coming from a Democrat, so I am freely admit to a bias.

    • holly hobby says:

      I’ve read plenty of books re 2008 election (face it the whole case of characters were interesting!), yes, even Game Change. Many of the comments about SP were that she never left HS. She is a petty high school b—ch and she usually hangs around a coterie of girls who would do the dirty work for her (bullying, smear campaign etc.). So yes I’m not surprised she gives off this holier than thou attitude.

      • Aotearovian says:

        Game Change (or Race of a Lifetime, as my copy is titled, no idea why) is one of the best books about the 2008 election, imo.

        The authors did a fine job of getting into the management of each campaign and in particular showing just what a rash and ill-informed decision McCain made in selecting Palin, having spent just an hour in her company and not having her thoroughly vetted.

        He could see inside a week that he’d made a disastrous call, but it was too late.

  48. LouLou says:

    Yikes. Too much weight loss. I really can’t stand her, but she was always attractive. She looks anorexic.

  49. Green_Eyes says:

    Funny how this “no nonsense” cough cough woman went from uptight to Hollywood & wanting to look like her daughters so quickly.

    New look: dark nail polish, tanned, eyebrows different, smile different (not just like maybe veneers but looking @ older photos the whole smile & area just looks different, dressed as she never has before (old conservative up tight Sarah wouldn’t have worn that outfit or shoes), and most of us when we loose weight do eventually loose it in the chest area as well… Her weight loss seems to mysteriously have her chest seem much more “perkier” & noticeable. Did she get lil cutlets??

  50. RobN says:

    Don’t like the outfit, but we should all be in that kind of shape at 48.

  51. bluhare says:

    Pretty bad when you’re dressed younger than the daughter standing next to you. Willow looks thrilled.

  52. Reece says:

    She’s one pair of fake boobs away from a kept “studio” wife.

  53. Melissa says:

    She’s always been an attractive woman, but her poufy hairstyle and highlights are awful. And that outfit belongs on someone half her age. And yes, she has definitely lost too much weight for her frame. Just look at the size of her head compared to her body!

  54. Sara Belum says:

    Owning her white trash.

  55. Dahlia1947 says:

    She’s definitely skinnier. And I think she dyed her hair black. She looks older and just terrible.

  56. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Well, ALaska always was the fashion capital of the world – i’m saying not even K Mart maybe the clearance rack at your local T J Maxx.

  57. lulu says:

    oh looky sarah palin’s gone hollyweird.

  58. LeslieM says:

    I think women in their 40′s dressing way to you has become a bit of a norm and this is terrible. Tight, black, of the shoulder really? She needs some classic clothes. I will say she seems to be wearing very little makeup and is pulling that off pretty well.

  59. Michele says:

    Oh wow. I didn’t recognize her at all. In the one pic, she looks like Lindsay Lohan. She lost alot of weight.

  60. Anon says:

    She’s the brunette Kate Gosselin.

  61. april says:

    Definitely looks like one of the Real Housewives.

  62. Celt Lady says:

    She looks ill, on top of looking fake. The veneers make her mouth look odd, and the Flashdance outfit is just sad for a woman her age. I am her age, and would never leave the house looking like that for fear of mortifying my kids! Sad, really. She used to be attractive.

  63. I Choose Me says:

    Veneers, definitely slimmer (you can tell by the fact that her face looks more angular as well) possible implants and a tan? Also that shade of lipstick looks good on no one.

    Don’t hate or like her but I too always thought she was pretty. I’m finding her less so in these pics.

  64. Wow! says:

    Willow is 16yrs old. Why isn’t this girl in school, instead of getting facials, her nails done, shopping at Kmart..and having lunch at KFC, or playing nanny to her sisters kid?!?!?

    • RobN says:

      Maybe because it was Sunday? We have this thing we call “The Weekend”; it’s when we go to lunch, get facials, go shopping, hang out with family and friends. You should try it; maybe you’d be less antagonistic towards people you don’t actually know.

  65. boo says:

    She looks so trashy and trying too hard, to be what? Cool older gal? Give it up Sarah, at a certain age it’s either your face or your ass, I guess you chose your ass, cause your face looks like it caved in on itself.

  66. Elisa says:

    oh my goodness! What has she done?? She looks so trashy here. I don’t like her politics and I don’t think she is the brightest bulb, but I always appreciate her looking polished and professional without looking stiff.

    This is very, very bad.

  67. nikzilla37 says:

    She looks more like a mom hanging on to the threads of her youth than a vice presidential candidate.

  68. KatieAnnieOakley says:

    You can see her butt cheeks hanging below her butt from the FRONT. Droopy drawers!

    And her brand-new bolt-on boobs hang too low… oh my goodness!!

  69. echolocate says:

    In truth, her styling here is wrong for anyone, at any age.

    It’s like she happened upon a stash of deadstock fashions of 2008 at the swap meet.

    Fingers crossed that this is a dress rehearsal of her Halloween costume.

    Am I the only one who was trying to figure out what was in the bags? Looks like she has a tabloid in her hand, and the bag has a six-pack of IBC Diet Root Beer. Something in there looks like cheese curls, but it’s hard to tell.

  70. Tiffany says:

    I wonder what will become of her.

    She used to be a governor, but only did that for 2 years! I can’t imagine her getting into legitimate politics again, because she doesn’t seem to like the responsibility that goes with it. Her other career option is being a pundit on TV, but now that even Fox News has trimmed down her time…I just wonder how she will earn a living. Being an exaggerated personality gets you attention in the short term, but it really isn’t a good long term strategy.

  71. palermo says:

    Wow, her legs look like sticks, so unflattering. I read somewhere recently that she had a tummy tuck, but that wouldn’t account for all this change. It has made her look haggard.

  72. Amory says:

    She has over-tightened the face and it does not look good. Also, I agree that she’s too thin. Older women look good with a little meat on the bones!

    But mostly she’s not recognizable – wonder if this family gets a group discount from their plastic surgeon.

  73. coomback says:

    what’s $he got stuffed in that shirt ? sure ain’t the dried up ol’ windsocks that are really there, eh

  74. zenb!tch says:

    There are no Kmarts or KFCs in Studio City. She has to be in North Hollywood or Burbank. My guess is North Hollywood because I don’t know of a KFC near Kmart in Burbank either.

    We’re classier than that here and too classy for Palins.

    CBS Studios is in Studio City but at least as of 2011 DWTS filmed in the mid LA studio.

    Yeah I don’t like to think of a Palin in my ‘hood.

    PS: She is too thin which makes her head look old and jowly and yes she used to be an attractive woman.

  75. Ella says:

    She still does the bouffant thing with her hair, so that’s just great.

  76. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Looks like she had surgery to reduce the jowls. It wouldn’t surprise me if she had other stuff done too (like lipo). It would certainly fit her total superficiality. Isn’t her 15 minutes up yet?

  77. emmieapricot says:

    Maybe Sarah got some *Hollywood Makeover* beauty tips from Kate Gosselin when Kate visited her in Alaska?
    I know this post isn’t about Kate but I (unfortunately) watched a few clips from her Alaska special and she was such an insufferable bitch that she made Sarah look like the nicest, coolest, most down-to-earth person ever!

  78. LisaGIRL says:

    Let’s face it, no one’s a stranger to plastic surgery in that household.

    http://plasticsurgerystar.com/sarah-palin-before-and-after-plastic-surgery

  79. Mimi1 says:

    OMG and she’s wearing those FUGLY jeans that are everywhere LOL. Nice. Thank God she’s no longer involved much with the RNC, she’s definitely a liability now.

  80. Aubra says:

    Her hubby is outta the picture…literally I bet LOL

  81. Phil Burton says:

    HATE her politics, but there was nothing wrong with her looks when she was first chosen for VP nominee. She obviously had work done before, but it wasn’t SO extreme. There’s really no coming back from what she did this time: lipo, tummy tuck, bad facelift, dental work, etc. Why is it people who most need to change themselves on the inside think they can cover up the ugliness from the outside?

  82. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    She was incredibly thin (tiny) before so this is weird. Her thinness wasn’t as obvious before because, as we all know, the camera adds 10 lbs. So she must be frighteningly thin in person if she looks like this in a photo.

    I actually thought Julianne Moore sucked in the HBO movie. And I like Julianne Moore and I detest Palin but I still gotta say it.

  83. Nibbi says:

    she could have been THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, people!!

    she always gave me shivers of horror; here i almost feel comfortable that the ‘real’ is starting to show through at the superficial level cuz it sure seemed to me that no one on the right seemed to pay much attention to the stuff she said- otherwise, how would she have stayed on at national-level politics so long? the ‘real’ was always right there for all the world (literally!) to see/ laugh at us for.

    i think it says everything that voluntarily gave up the governorship of Alaska and now hangs out at Dancing With the Stars.

  84. Halloween Jack says:

    Repeat to yourself: “She’s a grandmother, and she’s wearing a crop top over a tank top and platform wedges.” Then contemplate that in the context of her being shut out of the RNC and even out of commenting on Fox during it. Fading political/reality show star tries to dress like her daughters; no film at 11.

  85. Tom says:

    She just darkened her hair, is wearing some bad clothes, and lost a little weight. It’s not nearly as dramatic as all of you seem to make it out to be.

    And so what? She’s not running for politics now, hasn’t for 4 years, and was so soundly rejected by most of the electorate that I give her props for reinventing herself and making a career out of all the media attention she was going to get anyway.

    But, I guess this is celeBITCHY, so in that respect, the commentary here is appropriate.

  86. Jay Elle says:

    She looks like a trashy, budget Shania Twain.

    New teeth for sure, +1 to the first person who pointed that out.

    BUT THAT HAIR…. THAT… HAIR.

  87. Marmot says:

    I saw her and chatted with her (!) that day – she is indeed very very thin, and oddly tanned. She looks like a brown pencil.

  88. Timmi says:

    She looks very good, especially for a woman who has five children!

  89. Jack Handy says:

    Sara is Hot, that is all. No wait, smart and hot. Don’t be jealous and hating on her. Get off the couch, crank out the P90X and get hot yourself. We all need more hotness.

  90. Sdi says:

    You look great! Keep up the good work!