Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio

Paulina Rubio has come a long way from her days singing alongside Thalía in kiddie pop group Timbiriche. This Mexican superstar—still known to fans as La Chica Dorada, or "The Golden Girl"—has topped the charts and sold millions of albums worldwide; she’s also created a fragrance, lipstick and a signature wild style all her own. Take a look back at her best beauty moments over the decades.

1. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 2 Timberiche

The Timbiriche Look
Crimped 90s hair and some major attitude were prerequisites to joining this pop act.

2. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 3 La Chica Dorada

La Chica Dorada
Paulina receives the nickname that will stick throughout the years, and debuts what would become her signature look of the 90s: dark, thick eyebrows, bold red lipstick and super-blonde locks.

3. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 4 Straight

Straight ‘n Sleek
At the MTV Video Music Awards in 2004, Rubio shows off an uncharacteristically straight mane.

4. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 5 Long Shot

Long Shot
Her long golden ringlets do little to hide her bare assets revealed in her peak-a-boo lace gown, worn to the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami.

5. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 6 Pony Up

Pony Up
A refreshing ponytail greets guests at the 2006 NCLR Alma Awards in Los Angeles. Her poppy eyeliner and fresh face go along with the carefree look.

6. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 7 Signature Kiss

A Signature Kiss
A beauty milestone is reached: Rubio collaborated with MAC Cosmetics to launch a signature lipstick in 2007. The matte metallic shade was inspired by the pop star, who knew from the start she wanted to create a bold and sexy product. Its color? What else – gold, claro!  

7. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 8 Rockin Waves

Rockin’ Waves
Pau rocks out like royalty at the 2009 Premios Juventud Awards.

8. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 9 Success

The Smell of Success
With another year comes another success. Here, the debut of the 2008 print advertisement for Rubio’s fragrance called – what else? – Oro, claro! (That means gold, of course!)

9. Beauty Transformation: Paulina Rubio 10 Forever

Forever and Always
At the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2009 Rubio shone in her always-constant champagne waves and soft peachy makeup palette. Her look is at times wild, playful and edgy, but always truly Paulina

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