Janet Jackson shows off her new, jacked face in a budget Nutrisystem commercial

The last time I wrote about Janet Jackson, it was a little bit less than a year ago. Janet was doing several fashion events in Paris in May and June of last year. I noted at the time that Janet looked like she had gained a little weight – nothing drastic or anything, maybe about 20 pounds, tops. I even said it looked good on her – it made her look younger. Then, last December, Janet signed on to become the newest Nutrisystem spokeswoman. Now, Nutrisystem is – in my opinion – worse than Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers. Nutrisystem is the trashier, more budget weight loss system. I think Janet was slumming with this endorsement. But Janet didn’t think so:

Janet Jackson’s fans have loved her through thick and thin! The 45-year-old singer and Nutrisystem spokeswoman is famous for yo-yo dieting throughout her career.

“[My weight] is something I’ve dealt with all my life, and it’s been an issue for me,” she told Us Weekly. “People can relate to me because I have lived it. I truly understand what it’s like to have a problem with weight loss, losing too much weight or gaining more than you desire to and becoming unhealthy.”

Although Jackson “[doesn’t] want to put a number on [how many] pounds I want to lose or have lost” she feels “Good. This is where I want to be.”

“I still have a ways to go, and there’s not a lot that I want to lose,” she explained. “But I’ll know it when I reach it.”

Part of the reason Jackson’s weight has fluctuated? She’s an emotional eater. “When I’m down or really stressed, I eat because that’s my comfort place,” she said. “I’ve had a problem with my body image. So that’s why it’s really really important to get to where you really feel comfortable. You need to look at yourself and say, ‘I like this, I feel good about this. I feel healthy, I feel strong, and this is where I want to be.'”

Jackson admitted the 2009 passing of her brother Michael had been stressful, but can “breathe a little better” now that the trial of his physician Conrad Murray is over. “It’s been a difficult couple of years,” she told Us. “And then I’ve been very, very busy on top of that.”

“I have a little ways to go to get healthy and to feel the best that I KNOW I can feel,” she added. “I know I’m on my way to success.”

[From Us Weekly]

I mean… I get that. Janet is relatable. I like her more for talking about her weight fluctuations. What I don’t like? When Janet endorses a budget weight loss program, loses a extreme amount of weight, and JACKS the crap out of her face. Are we supposed to think that what happened to her face is the product of weight loss? Because I don’t. Here’s Janet’s new commercial:

Dear Miss Janet: WTF?!?!?!? Crazy cat-face. Nothing above her upper lip moves at all. UGH. Now, Janet has gotten tweaked before – for sure. But this is a really drastic and noticeable change, and she simply did NOT need it.

Janet when she first joined Nutrisystem:

Janet after (I think she looked better before):

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  1. Eleonor says:

    They photoshopped her waist to death, even Dita with a corset doesn’t look like THAT, and I agree she looked way better before.
    BTW Jackson family and plastic surgery has NEVER been a good match.
    Too bad I’ve always considered Janet the most normal one.

    • marie says:

      Is that what it is? I thought she looked a bit odd..

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

      They turned Janet into Bethenney Frankel aggh.

    • hunter says:

      Yup! That 3/4 pose is great for the waist but the first thing I noticed was that it was also photoshopped to death.

      I also thought she looked good before. Maybe somewhere in the middle would be nice?

    • wasa says:

      she looks like she has some rips removed o__O’

    • bagladey says:

      Just this week I read somewhere that Janet had a few ribs removed a few years back to give her that small waist.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Marlon and Rebbe are the normal ones, heck, Rebbe always got ribbed by her family members for opting out of the standard ‘Jackson Family Cartilege And Scar Tissue Party Platter And Refining Deluxe Model Nose’. Janet? Oh, my dang. This is what happens when you don’t realize that you looked good before. This is what happens when the centipede gets hot.

      • I Choose Me says:

        “This is what happens when the centipede gets hot.”

        Ha! Thank you for that comment. Made my night.

  2. Marjalane says:

    Ewwwww. She looks worse than Kim Kardashian in that commercial. Very alien-like

  3. Bite me says:

    ms. Jackson looks better like a fuller face

  4. dahlianoir says:

    I liked her better before. She looked healthy and hot.

  5. Astrid says:

    Count me in too for the pre-loss look. Much more real and vibrant.

  6. cameron says:

    when I first saw the commercial on TV I didn’t focus on her weight loss but, on her face. I was thinking what happened to her face and why does it appears as though they put vaseline on the lens. Her face didn’t match with the rest of the screen shot.

  7. Michelle says:

    Her “after” picture is photoshop gone wrong. It looks like a cut out of a body and not a real one. I’ve heard Nutrisystem food is disgusting!

    • marlee says:

      It is. I gained a lot of weight in college and decided to try it. Figured it would be perfect since I wasn’t really cooking or anything…. I seriously couldn’t even force feed the food to myself. It’s all pre-packaged and dehydrated low-grade astronaut food. It also made my entire dorm room stink, just by storing the food in there! I can still remember that smell…. so gross.

      Then again, that was 4+ years ago, so maybe things have gotten better? Doubt it.

    • Viv says:

      Yea, I don’t get it. Can’t believe she really ate that crap when you have all these diet gourmet services that bring you cooler bags full of exotic fruit snacks and protein truffle pasta etc to your door daily at 5 a.m. Isn’t being able to use those the advantage of being rich and famous? She can afford the best or a private diet chef, no way did she eat freeze-dried or whatever. Seems weird to me. I kinda want to believe Mariah ate Jenny for a while, but this? Hmmmh……

  8. phaksi says:

    she definetly looked better before. Its too bad that she feels she has to do this to herself, she is so beautiful

  9. Cirque28 says:

    I don’t get the extreme platform shoe trend. High heels and platforms are all well and good, but those things (in the red dress photo) are stilts. They don’t make you tall or long-legged, they make you a petite lady on stilts.

    Also, the food looks bad. IDK how they were able to convey “tastes like cardboard” merely with visuals, but somehow they did it.

    • Agnes says:

      totally agree on the shoes. it seems like there are no “normal” shoes out there anymore, just those heel/platform things that just look like a deathtrap. or maybe i’m too old for that sort of thing. haha. but it’s weird to see office workers wearing those things to work! get a grip, people!

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

        You are so right they are awful and I can imagine how bad they would be for the feet 🙂 I don’t wear anything I can’t run in, that is my shoe rule.

    • hunter says:

      UGH – HATE the shoes. I can appreciate a 1/2″ to 3/4″ platform max (I know it’s the trend…) but those super platforms are HIDEOUS.

      My mom calls shoes like those “ankle-snappers” and I agree.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        They really do like someone just slapped a couple of hockey pucks on the soles, huh? But I’m 5’0, so trust me, I knew it was over for me before it even began, so who am I fooling? I accept that I’m doomed to look like a top-heavy seven-year-old and move along, tendons unsnapped.

        Converse For The Crown

    • orion70 says:

      They always look like hooves to me.

    • Crazycatlady says:

      Platform heels…they’re not just for strippers anymore!

  10. Reba says:

    Better before? You jest! She looks so thin now, I’m jealous, it’s better to be thin half of your life than never thin.

    • VanessaP. says:

      Totally agree. These women here saying she looks better before are lying to themselves.

      • Ange says:

        Really? Because I genuinely do think she looked better before. She wasn’t obese or even fat, just had a little meat on her bones. To me that’s what a woman should look like, I have no idea why the ideal these days is to look like a 14 year old boy.

    • VanessaP. says:

      Totally agree.

  11. DoMaJoReMc says:

    Her ‘before’ body is what I am dieting to look like. Either my sights aren’t very high, or ……

    • alison8701 says:

      RIGHT? I thought she looked too too thin, and I saw her before, and was like, what the heck. It looks so much better.

      She is so thin though… is being THAT thin really more attractive than her “normal” weight?

      • Wif says:

        I agree, waaaay, better before. I really think our perception of what a normal weight is is so screwed up. In the before photo she looks like she could run a marathon, then help you move houses, then have a beer after. In the after shots she looks like she can only sit and diet.

    • Green_Eyes says:

      So agree! I was tiny before due to childhood illness and always weighed 89lbs. At 5’3 was not a good look though most had me convinced it was. Meds drastically changed that since I was 42 & killed my thyroid & changed my entire system leaving me w/ a lil over 250lbs. I have new symptoms and have been very ill again losing 90lbs in 7months w/ no exercising, not that I could. The way it’s dropping is not healthy, but I’m glad it is..I hope that it keeps dropping til I look like Janet’s before photo as well. W/o it being something that will be harmful for me of course… As they are still trying to figure out which of my illnesses is the culprit as everything is in major flare. Best of luck on achieving you goal hon… I agree any woman would be amazing in a healthy weight loss if they looked like her before photo. Anything less unless they have a high metabolism I would think is unhealthy. But just m.p.o:).

      • alison8701 says:

        Off-topic, but I hope everything gets sorted out with you and they find the culprit asap. I wish you the very best!

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Damn, that’s rough. I’m not comparing the severity of our situations, but due to complications that arose from medication I was taking, I had to get seven dental surgeries in six weeks. At least it was in February and March of this year, since winter in Canada doesn’t really give you a heck of a lot better to do.

  12. GoodCapon says:

    *clutches rosary beads*

  13. Scarlet Vixen says:

    She’s one more procedure away from morphing into LaToya…

  14. Jackie says:

    ugh. i always hoped she would be the one to escape the jackson dysfunction. guess not. she is just as messed up as the others.

    her photoshopped waist looks so stupid.

  15. Agnes says:

    i saw this commercial on tv yesterday and my first thought was “no way, this isn’t janet”. her face is frightening. and why – she was such a beautiful woman before (with a great body). sigh.

    • Green_Eyes says:

      Some people unfortunately have a face & lips that do not move due to illness like Parkinson’s Disease, Scleroderma, R.A. or all three (guilty). I cant fathom someone paint the amount of $$$$ that those like Janet do to have their face jacked like ours! Scary!!!!

  16. fabgrrl says:

    She looked much better before! She looked like one of those ladies who feels that she needs to lose a bit of weight, but who everyone else thinks looks just fine. Like someone who generally watches what she eats, and probably jogs or something, but who can also enjoy a burger and a couple beers with friends now and then.

    I’m not even going to comment on her face.

    • Eleonor says:

      Totally co-sign, in the before photo she wasn’t toned, or superfit, but still normal, sort of like me now: I should louse 2-3 pounds and excercise more, but even if I don’t do it I can be fine.

  17. DeltaJuliet says:

    I’m going to say I liked the way she looked before better because that’s pretty much how I look now lol

  18. FFS says:

    Could she have been any less enthusiastic about selling that nasty tasting shit? That’s what concerns me more than her face; she acts plum stoned.

  19. ladybert62 says:

    Her face is really weird and creepy and her body in that last photo looks like someone did cutouts and pasted them together – not good.

  20. lucy2 says:

    I think she looked better before too. I’ve always felt kind of bad for her, not an easy life. All that messing with her face reminds me of her brother too, lots of psychological damage in that family.
    I’m surprised NutriSystem is still around. Everyone I know who ever tried it gained it all back. I’ve been losing weight (slowly…) and my doctor, who is very practical, made sure I wasn’t doing something like that because you don’t actually learn anything and once you’re off the plan, it’s bad.

  21. sup says:

    whaaaat. why? i always thought she was un-aging so gracefully, why do people do this shit to themselves? anybody care to explain the psychological reasons behind such expensive and dangerous self destruction? i honestly believed that somebody photoshopped her for some parody (like the woll smoth meme)

  22. Ainsley says:

    I’ve always thought Janet is gorgeous and she still is! She doesn’t pretend to be completely natural. The only thing I noticed with her face in the commercial is how light her makeup is in it. The person who did her makeup did a bad job. She seems overly fixated on her weight when she has really never been that big! She goes up and down by maybe 25-30 pounds but you would think she weighed 400 pounds at some point given how she talks about herself. It’s sad. I get the feeling both Janet and Michael had everything but never felt like it or never felt worthy of it…

  23. hillbillygirl45 says:

    I also saw the commercial yesterday, and I could NOT stop staring at her face!! Why would she do something like this? She looked so much better before.

  24. Gene Parmesan says:

    Janet STOP this foolisheness!!! you were sooooo gorgeous..omg i love this woman and i don’t want her to eventually look like latoya, it wil break my heart!!
    On a side not i wonder if she is still with Wissam?!? he better make her happy

  25. Andrea says:

    Is her before picture photoshopped in the hips?

  26. ladybert62 says:

    For a minute there when I just kinda sideways glanced at her photo again, I swear I saw Michael – the strange nose and cheekbones. Hope she is not morphing into him via plastic surgery.

  27. fabgrrl says:

    That face….I recently put the Morfo app on my iphone. It animates a picture of a face, makes it “talk” and “move” with your recorded voice. I’ve had a lot of fun taking pictures of myself, my family, pets, etc. and watching them “come to life” — in a slightly off kilter, not quite natural way. But I never imagined that someone would make a commercial out of that, with a living actress’s face.

  28. alison8701 says:

    Too bad Hollywood isn’t like those bars you see in movies, where the bartenders tell the when patrons they’ve had enough to drink and need to call a cab.

    Some people just need to leave hollywood, and go live a life outside of the spotlight. If you have body/face dysmorphia or whatever else, stop working in the profession that is largely selling you based on looks.

    I know people have image problems outside of the entertainment industry, but I imagine it’s all heightened in that world. Same goes with people with substance abuse problems… Hollywood is just not a conducive and safe environment for you.

    Janet, Demi, Lindsay, etc… I’m calling you a cab.

  29. skipper says:

    She will gain all the weight back and endorse Jenny Craig when she loses it again.

  30. Palermo. says:

    She has totally ruined her face, the nostrils and the cheeks make her look like the Grinch

  31. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    She used to be so pretty. Now she’s starting to look artificial and weird.

  32. Dee Cee says:

    I think her super wealthy Arabian connections help a lot..

  33. Newtsgal says:

    I’m going to date myself now but, I sat in the front row every time Miss Janet came to Hampton Roads. In my eyes, she has always been a classy lady and one hell of a preformer. On the one hand your have her very dysfunctional family, on the other the pressures of being an icon in her own right. I’m shocked she isn’t in the tabloids more often. She has a natural beauty about her and it’s a shame to see her looked so jacked up. I hope that is from photoshop and not from a “Dr. Klein”

  34. Happy21 says:

    To me Janet was at her most gorgeous in the “Love Will Never Do Without You” video. Of course, that was 20 years ago but her body was how I think it should be. Toned but not too tiny. She looked hot.

  35. Calli P says:

    Photoshop/CGI, or rib removal & corsets?
    Gross either way.

    And I can’t even start with the face…

  36. Rio says:

    There is something TRULY weird about the red dress pic, and it’s not just the waist. The proportions are ALL off, it’s like her top half and bottom half are from two separate pictures and poorly spliced together. If you measure how long her arms would hang down, she has the physiognomy of a chimpanzee.

  37. Meanchick says:

    I don’t think her faced looks jacked.

  38. some bitch says:

    now THERE’S something I wouldn’t want to run into in a dark alley late at night… yikes.

  39. MST says:

    Its so depressing to see just about every black female entertainer in Hollywood chop up their noses. There’s actually a plastic implant placed in the nose to make it thinner. Even Cecily Tyson appears to have had a nose job. Well, I guess I can’t really blame them, since African features still aren’t considered attractive in society, especially in Hollywood. The more “acceptable” (Caucasian) an actress looks, the greater her chances for work.

    • Green_Eyes says:

      Looking forward to the day when everyone is accepted for their own features…as that is what makes each of us truly beautiful & unique… Never understood all the followers, why not be a leader:)

    • sup says:

      co-sign, i look at all the older pics of halle berry and her nose made her look much hotter back then! i mean she’s still beautiful ofc, but she looked way better with her original nose! that was such an unnecessary change. i remember scratching my head in the past few years “what happened” but then somebody posted compare pics and it’s such a pity that she did that just to conform.

    • Alexis says:

      Co-sign this. It’s sad to see nose jobs like this. Although I do think it is (weirdly) heartening to look at Janet, because in general black actresses and singers are not going as far as Janet has with the nose job (Nicki Minaj is the only exception – she has a ridic nose job). Many go for the more natural-looking nose jobs (like Halle and Beyonce). Rihanna doesn’t seem have a nose job at all, so I’m hoping she’ll start a trend.

  40. Kim says:

    Just sad.

  41. Jover says:

    Excellent posts all esp. like alison8701 – this is sad and embarassing that she has reduced herself to this level. DOn’t these people have ANYONE around them that can tell them the honest truth? Guess not.

  42. foozy says:

    heavily photoshopped pic in red dress…

  43. BtBoop2u says:

    I just saw the commercial a few minutes ago and literally came on line immediately to search “what happened to Janet Jackson’s face?”.

    Obviously it’s not just weight loss. The shape of her face seems to have changed dramatically. I’m thinking she looks like she might have gotten a chin implant. Whatever she did I was shocked.

  44. Playlist says:

    It’s hard to put a number on the pounds libo’d out of her, which is why she can’t say. Her before picture is not the ones others are showing (real life photos, not posed professional shots where she is dressed in slimming black and hands raised to elongate her torso). She was a lot heavier than this photo shows. Janet is famous for surgically removing the pounds and having her body sculpted by her doctors. What ever happened to truth in advertising?

    If she can afford all these surgeries, she can afford someone to help her emotionally get over her teasing by her brother. She’s been using that excuse for years. Much of weight loss starts in the head. I know it’s hard to lose weight and I commend anyone that does it the old fashioned way through diet and exercise. But I don’t believe a word of what she is selling.

  45. Chrissy says:

    She looked better in the before picture. Not just her face. Sure, she wasn’t skinny, but she still had shape and she didn’t look fat. At least she looked like a real person.

  46. Fairmaiden327 says:

    Is this a commercial for cat food? Meow.

  47. Jordan says:

    Janet, to me, looks good with a little bit of weight on her. In that first pic she looks a little like Gabrielle Union.

  48. Ella says:

    Is she seriously only 45? I always thought she was at least 10 years older than me (I’m 41).

  49. Amanda_M87 says:

    She looks even more like a alien now.

  50. Laura says:

    I think, and have always thought, that Janet Jackson is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Not just physically, but her personality (based on her interviews since I clearly do not know her on a personal level) is a gentle and loving one. She seems like a really sweet person and I’ve always love, love, loved her smile!
    People that are critising her new figure (I do agree that it likely has had some photoshopping in these photos and tv ad – but I think she is pretty slim in real life too) and her face are being mean. Nobody is (or looks) perfect
    including Janet, and perhaps she has struggled with her appearance (just like many people)choosing to change some things to make herself feel more confident about her outter appearance. I see nothing wrong with choosing to do that as I don’t feel she went too far. We all do things to improve the way we look.
    Well, that’s my rant! LOL

  51. Amanda G says:

    She’s starting to look like Cher. Not good.

  52. ya says:

    She’s just gone overboard with the botox I think. The nose job is very old – she had it done a long long time ago – it’s a typical ’80s style nose job. She’s always had the high cheekbones.

  53. I Choose Me says:

    Guh, her cheeks look so unnaturally hard. Also looks like she’s been bleaching again? Or maybe it’s the lighting. She looks really light-complected in that awful commercial.

  54. crtb says:

    She’s dating a billionair and she expects us to believe she eats this crap? lol

  55. M79 says:

    I don’t see what Janet’s face has to do with weight loss, or how that comment shows itself to be anything other than inflammatory drivel Ashley Judd has been talking about. The media and women need to take responsibility for how they talk about one another. Janet is an emotional eater and has brought a lot of attention to this cause through her book and her struggles, and I’m proud of her. It’s 2012, lets stop acting like Janet Jackson having had plastic surgery is new or shocking.

  56. Crazycatlady says:

    She wouldn’t be a Jackson if she didn’t jack up her face!

    As some of you have already pointed it out – she started the jacking many moons ago.

    Can I just take this opportunity to say…when have you EVER seen triangular-shaped nostrils on a human being? Why do the Jacksons (and they aren’t the only poor saps guilty of it) choose to make their noses look as unnatural as possible?

    Speaking of unnatural noses…That Nicki Minaj better stop the jacking before she has nothing more than a toothpick to breathe through.

  57. Mew says:

    The after picture is unnatural – either photoshop or corset. Or then just unnatural. But indeed, she looked so much better before! She looked great!

  58. Onyx XV says:

    Honestly, the thing that strikes me the most (aside from the obvious photoshopping in the “after” picture) is how different her eyebrows look before v. after. They used to be such a beautiful shape, without looking overly manicured, and now they look like budget Fergie eyebrows – totally wack and unflattering. I’ve had a chick crush on Janet for years and I’m oh so very disappointed with her new look. 🙁

  59. Lildimps420 says:

    Thats so funny that so many ppl googled “what happened to Janet Jackson’s face” as soon as they saw that commercial, cause that’s exactly what I did. I’m with y’all, during the whole thing I couldnt stop staring at it. And like her head seemed way to big for her body or something and I don’t know if it was cause she was wearing a white tee and infront of a white back drop but it def looks like she has no neck and almost no shoulders. Idk all I gotsa say is that shizz is def jacked lol

  60. mark says:

    She looks like Jim Carey’s Grinch.
    The whole family was beautiful before the plastic surgery. Michael was very handsome before he chopped up his face, and Janet was pretty. Why do that to yourself? Tragic. Just tragic.

  61. cannonball says:

    It looks like the bones in her face have all been repositioned to an oblong structure unlike the round face she used to have. I always new she was just as phony and fake as the rest of the Jacksons from reading some of the crap she said in magazines and acting so shy/ Fake. One minute she sporting tats and body piercings and then shes asking Tupac S. for an AIDS test before she will give him a kiss for a movie. Just so everyone knows, celebs don’t eat that diet food they promote! Don’t be fooled.

  62. Earnest says:

    The photoshoped waist is not good, and yeah her face looks better fuller in my personal opinion, but she still looks 100 times better than Latoya O__O

  63. Earnest says:

    Latoya smh why lord, why