Despite how much everyone hates an attention slore, the truth of the matter is that s-e-x sells, and unfortunately it is still one of the few ways to gain mass appeal. Sad, we know. Celebrities—usually women—tend to start with a wholesome, girl-next-door public image. However, whether it’s natural or not, they later opt for a raunchier look as they “grow” into their stardom.
Take a look back at 10 of our favorite sweet celebutantes turned sultry superstars.
Before she was “Ms. Jackson if you’re narsty,” Janet let her natural beauty radiate and wore more clothing than her school boy crushes probably liked. Fortunately for them, Damita Jo took care of that.
Beyonce’s girl next door braids and Southern accent made “Bootylicious” cute and fun. But Sash Fierce too it to a whole other level of luciousness.
Kelly Rowland still has her good girl vibe from Destiny’s Child days, but there’s no denying her hotness gave us “Motivation” last summer.
Before Katy Perry broke out, Kate Hudson was in pursuit of a Gospel pop career. Yes, we know, we can’t believe it too. But Katy quickly found pagan music tastes so much better.
Before Rihanna started making it rain in strip clubs, she was just a Caribbean girl trying to make a DJ put her songs “Pon de Replay.” Now RiRi hard talking hot strutting pop diva.
Mariah’s style back in the day was so casual that we wonder, did she vamp it up for sales or was she always a super seductive kitten inside?
Once Miley Cyrus ditched her Hannah Montana tv role on Disney, she let the whole world know that she “Can’t Be Tamed” and that kiddie act was way in her past.
Pretty much as soon as Britney started to get some fame she steadily let her sultry side show. But remember when she was just starting out and fresh from the Mickey Mouse Club?
Christina’s voice is one of the best of our generation, but her costumes, overly bearing sexuality and cheeky hair options just became a distraction from her innate talent.
The former Wizards of Waverly Place star now burns up red carpets as Justin Bieber‘s favorite girl.
Toni Braxton emerged on the scene as a vocal purist, who was known for her slow songs with Babyface. Later she morphed into a sex kitten, complete with a boob job and all. These days, however, Ms. Braxton has toned it back down once again and leaving the swexy factor to her sister Tamar.
She played the smart, responsible Jessie on Saved By The Bell in the early 1990s. After going into a latent phase in her career, Elizabeth Berkley re-emerged as someone completely different in the minds of many fans, marked by her featured acting gig in Showgirls – a movie about strippers that got an NC-17 rating in 1995.
She went from being part of the cute teenage group 3LW, then to being part of Disney Channel’s uber popular Cheeatah Girls to being an artist vying for the spotlight amongst more mature audiences. She may have been a teenage pop star but Bailon is all about using her sex appeal these days. Do you remember this racy outfit (right) that made headlines when it exposed a little too much of her intimacies?
Don’t let that sweet innocent voice fool you, Mya turned up the heat a lot after the debut of her second album. She went from trying to play the cute girl next door to being a seductress. Unfortunately, it seemed like the public appreciated the old Mya better than the new seductive Mya.
Which sweet star turned hot pop tart fizzled when they tried to heat things up?
-Tunisia Z. Wilson