Pop Culture: Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa tries to turn himself white

As if making history as only the fifth baseball player ever to hit 600 homeruns and then getting busted for using a corked bat and allegedly using steroids wasn’t enough, a retired Sosa outdid himself in the most bizarre, apparently self-hating of ways by bleaching his skin with a cream, wearing light-colored contact lenses and relaxing his hair.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.