From Fat Joe to Shakira: 6 Dramatic Musical Makeovers

Catch a glimpse of Fat Joe these days and you might do a double take. The heavy-set Puerto Rican MC is sporting a much slimmer frame after dropping an astonishing 88 pounds (the old-fashioned way, with diet and exercise!). Joe credits fatherhood with motivating him to drop his surplus lbs. "Like, seven of my friends passed last year from heart attacks, and they were all 32, 34 years old," he told the New York Daily News. " And I said, 'I got kids, I can't leave 'em like that.'"

Joe's transformation inspired us to make a list of some of Latin music's other extreme makeovers:

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