Sammy Sosa Pictures: Bleached Skin From Steroid Use, or Rejuvenation Process?

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Former Major League Baseball star Sammy Sosa sure looks different lately. We don't recall him having bleached skin back in his late 1990s, home run heyday.

That's because he didn't. But Sammy Sosa pictures taken at an event in Las Vegas last week revealed a surprising, comically light skin pigmentation on him.

What's with the skin bleaching, Sammy? Check out these then-and-now pics:

While no cause has been concretely established at this time, some fans have speculated that Sosa's rampant steroid use in the '90s and 2000s is behind this.

Many have posited, although they cannot prove it, that steroid use could dramatically increase an individual's likelihood of becoming symptomatic with vitiligo.

That rare chronic disorder, which causes cells responsible for skin pigmentation to stop functioning, has gained much notoriety because of Michael Jackson.

It was reported in June that Sosa, who rose to fame as prolific home run hitter in the late '90s, tested positive for steroids in 2003, to the surprise of no one.

The Chicago Tribune quotes Rebecca Polihronis, an acquaintance of Sosa, who claims that that "he is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin."

"He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin," 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."

Really, Rebecca? Click to enlarge these Sammy Sosa pictures (he is seen here with wife Sonya) and see if you agree. WTH happened to Sammy's face?!

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You were born on this earth by yourself. You will die on this earth by yourself. What the world thinks of you while your on this earth,who cares? Why should you. The only things in this world an individual should care about are the things that make them happy while they are here on this earth. Family and friends.

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What the fuck does it matter what color his skin is today, tomorrow, or yesterday. It doesnt. All you people are ignorant for judging a person based on such trivial things. "Worlds most selfish living person?" WTF?! That's gotta be the most ignorant statement on this page. Some of you people need to get a clue. And birth control is not steroids btw...

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I have lost all my respect for him, doesn't he know that people will question his judgment in doing this, this guy must be the most selfish living person, unfortunately all his career statistics and achievements in baseball are mute, he will long be remembered for this, strong stuff.

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Steroid usage my ass. Skin lightening isn't caused by steroid usage. It's funny how Americans are hypocritical in their views on steroids. It's not okay for men to take steroids to be stronger, and here's all these side effects (roid rage, heart disease, and now apparently white skin) with absolutely no clinical basis, but it's completely okay for women to take steroids because it keeps them from getting pregnant. Ronnie Coleman uses way more steroids than Sammy Sosa ever did and he's still black.

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I DON'T THINK YALL PEOPLE NEED TO JUDGE HIM, BESIDE THE POINT HE JUST MAY HAVE THAT SKIN PROBLEM VITILIGO. MY HUSBAND HAS IT AND IT HAS CHANGE HIM WHITE IN SPOT AND HE LOVE BEENING BLACK BUT HE IS TURNING WHITE AND IT IS NOTHING HE CAN DO TO STOP IT.

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wow! this saddens me! especially being a light skin dominican/american myself! what a disgrace!

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What the fuck lmao. Come on sosa ur wife don't even want to stand near you! U look even worse then b4!!

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I doubt he tried to change his skin tone in this manner. It has to be complications from steroid usage from his baseball years.

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Disgusting!

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he looks like the movie watermelon man

Sammy Sosa Biography

Sammy Sosa was a former Major League Baseball standout and likely steroid user who hit massive amounts of drug-aided homers in the late... More »
Born
Birthplace
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Full Name
Samuel Peralta Sosa
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