ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

Whether it be for an upcoming role, to live a healthier life, or just to switch up your hair color, change is good! These celebrities are teaching us to take life as it comes and not be afraid of starting fresh.

Clearly one of the most courageous and widely known transformations of 2015 belongs to American Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, but some other celebrity changes are much more superficial. So, here are eight actors, actresses, musicians, and socialites have made some serious changes this year:

1. Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd has always seemed like a pretty fit guy. But as the celebrity equivalent of an adorable puppy, he shocked everyone by showing off his washboard abs in this year's Ant Man. He told Variety in an interview that all it took was saying "goodbye" to fun:

"I basically didn’t eat anything for about a year. I took the Chris Pratt approach to training for an action movie. Eliminate anything fun for a year and then you can play a hero."

2. Jake Gyllenhaal

After shedding a jaw-dropping 25 pounds to play Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal then went to the other extreme to play boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw. Gyllenhaal was working out twice a day with trainer, Terry Claybon, which included 1,000 sit-ups, flipping a 300lb tractor tire, and running five miles every other day. Easy peasy, right?

3. Ginnifer Goodwin

Once Upon a Time's Ginnifer Goodwin recently took her bold pixie cut to a whole new level of awesomeness with this cool grey-lavender dye job. Just when you thought she couldn't slay any harder.

4. Sam Smith

The always sweet crooner Sam Smith has recently lost weight this year thanks to working with nutritionist Amelia Freer. Smith has been posting pictures of his new slim figure and healthy meals (and every so often talks of a cheat day) on his Instagram account. If Sam's happy, we're happy.

5. Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris' transformation has really been ongoing since about 2009 - so yes, it's cheating a little to put him on this list, but it seems like becoming the face (and body) of Armani and dating Taylor Swift are doing wonders for him. He gives hope to everyone who has ever gone through and awkward phase.

6. Kylie Jenner

The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family tree just recently turned 18 and is blossoming into a young lady. While she admits to getting lip fillers to help with her insecurities, it's no question that she has changed quite a bit in the last year. No judgements though! She is only 18, after all.

7. Khloe Kardashian

Another member of the Kardashian brood, Khloe, has spent 2015 getting into the best shape of her life! She wowed fans after appearing on the cover of Complex magazine flaunting her 35 pound weight loss. She was also recently featured on the cover of Women's Health magazine. She already looked fabulous before, but we couldn't be happier for her!

8. Jared Leto

It's no secret as to why Jared Leto has changed his look so much in the last year. From being a bearded, ponytail-rocking Oscar-winner to a green haired, (fake) tattooed sociopath, we've all been tuning in closely to see where Leto's Joker transformation will take him next. The 2016 release of Suicide Squad can't come soon enough!

To think this much has already changed since 2014 and the year isn't over yet! I'm excited to see what's going to come next. To see how even more celebrities have changed in 2015, check out this list on Ebaumsworld.

(Source: Ebaumsworld)

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