Sammy Sosa Admits to Bleaching Skin

Although he’s still being vague about his reasons, baseball legend Sammy Sosa confessed to Univision (via the NY Post) that he has been bleaching his skin. "It's a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed. . . . I use [it] to soften [my skin], but [it] has bleached me some," he admitted.

Sosa shocked fans when he showed up at the Latin Grammys last week looking like a completely different person, complete white skin and green eyes. He insists, however, that the lights from the camera made him look a lot lighter than he actually is. "I'm not a racist. I live my life happily . . . I don't think I look like Michael Jackson,” he said.

Sosa, who turns 41 tomorrow, declined to indentify the name of the bleaching cream he’s been using.