Kelly Osbourne looks unrecognizable after an 85-pound weight loss


Kelly Osbourne never really “went away,” we just stopped paying attention to her. She still gets work on various reality shows, like The Masked Singer and Project Runway Junior. She’s been in full view on red carpets and social media all this time. But somehow, people *just now* noticed that Kelly has lost a lot of weight and looks like a new person.

All of this happened when Kelly posted a series of photos on her Instagram over the past week. Celebrity friends and fans commented on the photos, complimenting her on her new look, and Kelly apparently said in the comments that she’s lost 85 pounds overall, although I don’t know when she started to “count.” I’m including some photos of Kelly from January of this year, and her weight loss was visible back then, but judging from her IG, she looks like she’s lost even more weight in lockdown. How can people stick to their damn diets in lockdown? I’m eating chocolate every day to cope with *waves hands around* all of this. Kelly went vegan at some point, years ago, but I don’t know if she’s still vegan.

I feel like there’s an “Adele” element going on here – it’s not that Kelly looks bad or anything, she does not. She just looks so different, and like Adele, I’m not entirely sure that weight loss is responsible for the dramatic change. I feel like both women have gone under the knife at some point for their “makeovers.”

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  1. lexx says:

    I saw her talk abt it a bit on tv, It’s not a healthy weight loss. She said she gets up drinks coffee, drinks juice, eats one meal, and then vigorously exercises throughout the day. It’s absolutely ortho/ anorexia disguised as health.

    • Laalaa says:

      This sounds terrible. I wonder how the tv hosts reacted?

    • Meg says:

      anndd there it is. It’s tempting to cut corners because you want fast results but it nearly always results in gaining it all or some back because the lifestyle required to lose it isn’t sustainable long term. I was out of work for two months years ago and was determined to use the time constructively get healthy and lose weight then got mad when my regular schedule with work started again and I couldn’t keep the weight off. Well off work I could get plenty of sleep consistently, no stress from work or a commute etc.

    • MUO2 says:

      She looks like she’s had some procedures to me–like her buccal fat removed. I think it is shocking how slim her cheeks and jawline are now.

  2. Redgrl says:

    Hope her mother’s unhealthy body image has not also now gotten her….in the photo with the black jacket she doesn’t look like herself at all. She used to be unique – that photo looks like a generic doll…

    • molly says:

      It looks like her mother, which is not a compliment since her mother has looked like Generic Plastic Surgery Face for a couple decades, at this point.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I think she’s a spitting image of her mother in the red jacket/ three- quarters view.👀

  3. tmbg says:

    She’s slim in the January photo. She lost 85 lbs. since then? 🤔

  4. Jenn says:

    I wondered if she’s had her jawline and cheeks done. After she lost the first bit of weight, her face never really changed, it was always very full.

    • Alexandria says:

      Yeah her face shape is square to roundish. So she might have done Botox jawline or buccal fat removal.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Her eyebrows are more arched, too. Maybe a brow lift?

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      This- I think she had some jawline modification bc her chin is pointier now like her mother’s.

    • Gobo says:

      She looks like she’s had her jaw bone shaved down. She has always had a much squarer jaw, even at her most slender. I’m pretty sure it’s one of the reasons she favoured that bob so much.

      • Alexandria says:

        Thing is that bob or hair ending below the ears do not compliment square jawlines. So she should have a higher crown or have longer hair, and an asymmetrical parting or fringe.

        I have a square face so I’m also fascinated with jawline reduction. When I gain weight it becomes round. If I have the cash, I’ll do it. If I’m a celebrity I’ll definitely do it because on camera your face becomes larger even though you’re slim. This is my theory why Gigi lost weight, her face is round so she wants to photograph better. I also believe Bella did jawline reduction. In China, South Korea and subsequently SEA, this is a highly sought treatment.

    • josephine says:

      Maybe it’s just photo editing? I’m not a young person, but I don’t undertand the compulsion to change your photos. People do know what you look like in real life. Maybe it’s fun but it strikes me as so destructive to one’s sense of self and so focued on image.

      • NatureLover says:

        I am of an older group as well, and I don’t understand the purpose of the filters and other changes and when you are a public figure, they are going to recognize the filters immediately! So screw the tweaking and let your fabulous self shine. To hell with everyone else!

      • josephine says:

        Amen NatureLover!

    • bunny says:

      Most people would not have taut skin after being 80 pounds heavier for several years then rapidly losing that much weight. A little lift might have been done to make her skin fit her face better, or maybe she hit the fillers and tox hard. The images look pretty soft focus/face tuned though.

  5. Louise177 says:

    I’ve lost about 60lbs in a year and my face does look different. That happens to a lot of people who lose a lot. Plus Kelly is wearing a lot of makeup and making faces in these photos. It’s hard to say it’s because of plastic surgery.

    • Betsy says:

      Also filters flatten images so much some times.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      I’m 60 and I’ve lost 150 lbs in the past two years (gastric bypass & recently severe IBS). My cheekbones are now noticeable in my still roundish face.
      I like my new face, but my neck, my arms, my boobs…YIKES!, ha ha.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t think that’s just weight loss. There’s some serious filters and maybe plastic surgery?

    • Wilma says:


    • Chaine says:

      It’s absolutely all filters and angles and duck lips. Another site had candids of her walking around somewhere earlier this week and she looked the same as the January photos and perfectly recognizable. Also, I feel as if we have seen this tale of weight loss from her before, several times.

  7. Ronaldinhio says:

    85lbs from when? From when she was at her very heaviest until now – maybe – but not recently.
    She has lost a bit and I’d say had some ‘help’ but genuinely there is no way she has lost 85lbs recently

    • Kristen says:

      Yeah there’s no way she lost 85lbs between that January photo and now. That’s maybe another 15lbs, but not 85.

    • Abby says:

      Must have been years ago. She has been quite thin for a long time – I can’t be bothered to Google but it seems like she lost the weight 6-8 yrs ago.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, she’s lost, gained, lost gained, etc. several times over the years, like her mother.

  8. Chelly says:

    She looks like Tara from Little Women L.A in that car pic

  9. Eenie Googles says:

    So how much did she weigh in that first pic then? Are we to believe that that’s a 5’2” 185lb woman?
    Lol ok whatever.

  10. Lolo says:

    If she lost 85lbs from January then she must be non-existent now. She looks great in January, slim and beautiful and absolutely did not need to lose a pound. Hollywood is so depressing.

  11. SJR says:

    This trend of 4 layers of makeup + duck lips truly bugs me!
    I wish the next trend in beauty/fashion would be light makeup, good skin, happy smiles.
    Of course the beauty biz is huge $$ so, not gonna happen.

    I like the multi colored braid, that’s gotta be extensions, IMO.

    Ozzy in his glory days turned out some good music, Sharon wants to rule the world. 🙂
    Sharon tossing a ham at the rich neighbors was the top of her game! Mad woman. 🙂
    The entire family is drama, and they have been thru health and drug years, etc.

    Ozzy was right up there leading the heavy drug use back in the day..he has been living on borrowed time for decades.

    • Mumbles says:

      Ugh I hate that inflated duck lips, overly contoured makeup, extensions, dead-eye aesthetic. It looks like a sex doll. That “VSCO Girl” fad, with the baggy clothes and minimal makeup, had its strong points.

  12. Thebarb says:

    I lost 90 pounds through an intensive food/workout program. There were people who I knew quite well that didn’t recognize me. It really does change you. That being said, her lips do look bigger and that isn’t just weight loss.

  13. Flamingo says:

    I’ve lost about 40 pounds since March and am back down to my college weight. I didn’t realize how much I was eating at restaurants. I’m not much of a gourmet and my husband isn’t going to cook when he gets home from the hospital after 14 hour shifts, so we would go out to eat every night. Since I’ve been making meals at home, the weight has just fallen off. I guess I didn’t realize how many calories were in a restaurant salad and a glass or two of wine.

    • NatureLover says:

      Yup, the restaurants kill in in regards to calories. Using rich sauces and lots of butter. When my husband and I go out, we split an entree. When I was single, I would eat half and save the rest for later, that was mostly when I would have lunch though.

  14. Jess says:

    85 pounds is a lot for her small frame, but if she means from her heaviest weight ever that makes sense I guess. She looks completely different, and no doubt some of that is from surgery. Her mother is addicted to plastic surgery so of course that would rub off on her.

    I’ve lost 20 lbs the last few months, I gained it the first two months of quarantine but still it counts, lol. I bought a bunch of gym equipment on Facebook market and cheap stuff online.

  15. Mrs. Smith says:

    I’ve lost 20 lbs since last July (probably have 10 more to go). I got serious diet fatigue in March and then lockdown didn’t help matters. Last month I had gained 5 lbs and so now I’m back on my program. But if anyone asks me how much I’ve lost, I totally say 20!! It looks like Kelly has worked really hard, so I’m sure she’ll want to say she lost 85 pounds (from her heaviest weight). I know I would! That said, here’s hoping she’s doing it healthy way.

  16. Marlowe17 says:

    She reminds me of Khloe Kardashian with the pooching out of the lips into an unappealing pout.

  17. DME says:

    *after plastic surgery, weight loss and filters. Fixed it for you. The face didn’t come from weight loss. Zero chance. She has a completely different face.

    • Audrey says:


      • DME says:

        Looks like major jaw work, eye lift and who else knows what? I think it was extensive, extensive work. I really hate liars. It gives young girls the idea to lose weight or exercise excessively (Kardashians), but the reality is this came from a surgeon.

    • Astrid says:

      Yup, when you have a round face, even when slim (January photo), even more weight loss won’t give you cheek bones. When I lost a bunch of weight and got down to 115 pounds at 5’6″ for a few years, I still had a round face. She’s definitely had some other work done or using serious filters.

  18. Michael says:

    How dare you put up a non Meghan Markle thread

    • Sorella says:

      Haha I came here to read it because it was NOT about Royals/Meghan hahah . Which I love but sooo many posts about it, getting tiresome!! I don’t even like Kelly Osborne but anything to read besides Finding Freedom and I’m clicking on it LOL. desperate for any other gossip!!

  19. Mamasan says:

    Maybe its the angle but her head is twice the size of her body.
    She looks out of proportion?

  20. MaryContrary says:

    I find her so tiresome. And the worst example of nepotism-she has ZERO talent. Just a loudmouth from a famous family with a pushy mother.

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  22. laura-j says:

    All these celebrities are now looking a like… Like some sort of robot. Is this the only way people consider themselves beautiful? It makes me sad.

  23. BC says:

    I lost 30kgs over the quarantine period. Through IF. Her method seems to be OMAD. I did TMAD. Sometimes water fasts. Its possible. To be fair, ive been trying everything for 20yrs almost. Perhaps this was the final push. I respect her efforts. I really love my new face haha

  24. Dizzy says:

    I find it hard to believe she lost 85 pounds. That would make her about 180-190 in the before photo. No way, she’s short like me. I’m 150 now and I’m heavier than she is in the before photo. On a short person, losing 25 pounds is a very noticeable weight loss. She probably lost 35.

    • MoP says:

      Thought the same thing. She looked great before. No way she lost 85 lbs. She’d be dead. Unless she has the best Spanx in the whole wide world in the Jan pics.

  25. Carli says:

    Maybe because it reminds me a bit of my parents house but that house looks like the type of place where dogs wee and poop in the corners and the overall smell of the house is just bad.

  26. Suzieq359 says:

    Like her mother I suspect she had weight loss surgery

  27. Sara says:

    I haven’t paid attention to her since her family’s reality show was still on. But I wouldn’t call her unrecognizable. I knew instantly that this was Kelly Osborne. She looks a lot like her mother, so maybe that helped. With Adele, I would have had no clue who she was in recent photos if you hadn’t told me.

  28. boobra says:

    looks like she did a Kardashian krash kors in plastic surgery and photoshop.

  29. coolspray says:

    frankly she looked better in January.

  30. Lola says:

    Some lines in her face don’t seem to be there anymore. Could be fillers. Or maybe some sort of camera app…