Material Girl! Madonna’s Transformation From the ’80s to Today Amid Plastic Surgery Rumors
Even if you didn’t grow up in the ’80s, there’s a solid chance you’ve sang — and danced! — along to a Madonna song a time or two. After all, the Bay City, Michigan, native is one of the most famous pop stars in the world. (Ahem, they don’t call her the “Queen of Pop” for nothing.)
Madonna, whose full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone, rose to fame in the early 1980s after releasing her first self-titled album featuring hit tracks like “Lucky Star,” “Borderline” and “Holiday.” As of 2022, the singer has a whopping 14 studio albums under her belt, as well as 28 Grammy Award nominations and seven wins.
Of course, being in the spotlight for nearly four decades comes with a lot of public scrutiny, including plastic surgery speculation. Over the years, the mother of six has been accused of going under the knife on several occasions. However, Madonna has never publicly confirmed getting plastic surgery — but she has clapped back at haters!
In late 2018, fans began to speculate that Madonna got butt implants after giving a surprise performance at The Stonewall Inn in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Shortly after a video of the entertainer went viral, she took to Instagram to share a powerful message.
“Desperately seeking no one’s approval and entitled to free agency over my body lie everyone else!” she wrote, along with the hashtags: “freedom,” “respect,” “no fear” and “no discrimination.”
That wasn’t the last time the Video Music Award winner addressed rumors about her physical appearance. In February 2023, Madonna slammed speculation about her facial features following the Grammy Awards.
“Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech, which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam [Smith] and Kim [Petras], many people chose to only talk about close-up photos of me taken with a long lens camera by a press photographer that would distort anyone’s face!!” Madonna wrote in a lengthy Instagram post at the time. “Once again, I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 and feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong willed, hard working and adventurous. I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way that I look or dress, and I’m not going to start.”
Despite the negativity she’s faced, Madonna continues to tear up the spotlight! In fact, in September 2021, she performed at the MTV Video Music Awards looking more fabulous than ever in a black leather bodysuit. According to one of her personal trainers Craig Smith, Madonna doesn’t take her health and fitness routine lightly.
“She does a combination of circuit training, interval training, and resistance training. Dance is obviously a huge part of that,” Craig revealed to Daily Mail Australia in March 2016. Moreover, Madonna follows a macrobiotic diet, per Women’s Health, meaning most of her meals are vegetarian and sometimes, vegan.
The Grammy Award winner has some fans debating her shifting appearance. In March 2022, she posted a photo on Instagram teasing her upcoming biopic. Some of her 17.8 million followers noted that the star looked unrecognizable. Still, she posts photos of herself proudly.
“Good Things Come to Those Who Wait … Wanna Race Me …,” Madonna captioned the post with film related emojis.
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of Madonna’s total transformation over the years.
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