Check out three photos of former Chicago baseball player Sammy Sosa throughout the years. The first photo is Sammy as a rookie and the one on the far right is Sammy now. Do you notice a difference? Well apparently in the aftermath of all that steroids controversy, Sammy’s not quite comfortable in his own skin. According to a close friend of Sosa’s this is just a freak reaction to a process we women go through all the time… 😕
He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin,” [Rebecca] Polihronis said. “Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of (the photo appearance) is just the lighting.
“He is in the middle of doing a cleansing process to his skin. The picture is deceiving. He said, ‘If you saw me in person, you would be surprised. When you see me in person, it is not going to seem like the picture.'”
Sosa has also added his own explanation as to why his skin appears so much lighter in the recent photograph. In an interview with Spanish speaking Univision reporter Tony Dandrades Tuesday on the program “Primer Impacto,” Sosa answered questions about how and why he desired to change his appearance. He was also asked if Michael Jackson was the inspiration for his new look:
“I’m doing well, doing well, thanks to God. A little surprised by the tsunami of attention,” Sosa said in a Spanish interview with Univision reporter Tony Dandrades Tuesday on the program “Primer Impacto.”
Photographs of Sosa during a recent appearance at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas showed his facial skin tone to be almost white. He last played in the majors in 2007 with Texas.
“What’s going on with your skin?” asked Dandrades.
“I use a cream to keep my skin smooth and soft. I apply it before I go to bed. When I was playing for Chicago all those years, I was in the sun a lot for 1 o’clock games,” said Sosa, who turns 41 tomorrow. “The flashes (from the cameras) also made my skin look lighter. I’m surprised with the controversy this has caused.” Sosa, who would not tell Dandrades the name of the cream he uses, did say that it is European and that he is in negotiations to market the product. He added that he wears colored contact lenses because he wanted to “try something different. I’m not trying to be superficial.”
Asked by Dandrades if Sosa was trying to be like Jackson, the 1998 NL MVP laughed.
“Not at all, I respect him very much,” said Sosa, who gave the interview at his Miami penthouse apartment on Monday. “I’m not a racist. I’m not like that. I’m just a happy person.” (Source)
His “friend” said it was laser rejuvenation and now he says it was a cream…hmmmm? umma need them to get their stories together. 😕