Top 5 Makeovers of the Year!

From Janet to Ashlee, these five stars had the most startling transformations of the year

01 of 05

JANET JACKSON

JANET JACKSON
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Shedding 60 lbs. through five-day-a-week workouts took the 40-year old pop star from heavy to hot this year.

02 of 05

ASHLEE SIMPSON

ASHLEE SIMPSON
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Jettisoning her old punk style – and her old profile – the singer debuted a sleeker, sexier look this summer.

03 of 05

JENNIFER HUDSON

JENNIFER HUDSON
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After gaining more than 20 lbs. for her Golden Globe-nominated role as Effie in Dreamgirls, the former Idol shed the weight and embraced a more glamorous red-carpet style.

04 of 05

CAMERON DIAZ

CAMERON DIAZ
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The quintessential blonde California girl threw everyone for a loop – dyeing her normally sunny locks a dark chocolate brown.

05 of 05

WHITNEY HOUSTON

WHITNEY HOUSTON
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Just two weeks after filing for divorce from husband Bobby Brown, a shockingly glam Whitney Houston stepped out with music mogul Clive Davis, sparking hope of a major comeback.

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