This year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit calendar has a surprise guest: MMA star Ronda Rousey.
The twist? She’s not exactly wearing a swimsuit – she’s wearing nothing but body paint.
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This was meant to be a big secret but unfortunately internet sleuths ruined the surprise after the issue’s editor, MJ Day, posted this photo on Instagram:
Keen-eyed followers noticed that the tattoos on the model’s wrists in the photo matched Rousey’s wrist tattoos.
The former UFC world champion has posed for the magazine before, but never in quite so … little.
Rousey and Sports Illustrated confirmed the rumours on Friday with this post from her own Instagram account:
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of her last appearance in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit:
The little boy from Two and a Half Men is unrecognisable
Angus T. Jones, the guy who played resident cutie Jake Harper on hit sitcom Two and a Half Men, has grown up (obviously) and has shed his baby fat, puppy dog eyes and appearance in general.
For the better half of 12 years, Jones appeared on TV screens in the US and Australia as the chubby-cheeked Jake, the soon of hapless Alan Harper (Jon Cryer).
The role earned him the title of television’s highest paid child star in 2010, earning approximately $300,000.
Unfortunately, like the show’s other big star Charlie Sheen, the attention became too much for Jones, who renounced the high-paying role in a YouTube video in 2012.
“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching,” begged Jones in the video.
“Please stop filling your head with filth … You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like (Two and a Half Men). I’m not okay with what I’m learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show.”
Jones left the show in 2013 and has been laying low ever since, until a recent sighting of the 22-year-old in Venice, California.
Despite his beard and glasses, some fans were still able to recognise the former child star.
Jones is not the only child star to undergo a dramatic transformation – for better or for worse.
Jonathan Lipnicki, the little boy from Stuart Little and Jerry Maguire, is now 25, still acting and a mixed martial arts enthusiast.
Olivia Olson who played Joanna, the preteen love interest of adorable Sam, in 2003’s Love Actually, is now 23 and still strikingly gorgeous and still works as an actor and singer.
Mara Wilson, the loveable star of Matilda, Mrs Doubtfire and Miracle on 34th Street, is now 28 years old. Following her impressive childhood career, Wilson shunned the spotlight to become a writer and playwright.