If we've learned anything in two and a half years in this biz, it's that the celebrity news world is chock full of DUI arrests, plastic surgery and best of all, eating disorders. Stars binge and purge - or just starve themselves - like mad.
Well, we're happy to present a rare success story - a young celebrity who, in the not-so-distant past, was fast approaching refugee status, but who has since filled out to the point where she actually looks good in a bikini.
Take a look at the comparison of Nicole Richie now and 28 months ago (TMZ put this together). It's amazing what a steady relationship (with Joel Madden), a baby (Harlow) and eating regularly will do for a girl's figure.
Keep up the good work, Nicole! And give Kate Bosworth a call ...
Nicole Richie bikini pics, then and now. We'll take the 12/08 model, thanks.