Sammy Sosa of the Cubs has gone through a skin rejuvenation procedure that has left his skin much lighter, leading many to speculate he had his skin bleached. Read more on Sammy Sosa below.
After people have viewed the recent photos of Sammy Sosa with his bleached-appearing skin, many wondered if he was purposely having his skin lightened.
“He’s not trying to be Michael Jackson,” said former Cubs employee Rebecca Polihronis, who often speaks with Sosa.
Sammy Sosa was photographed recently at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
“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.
“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.’
“People who saw him in person did not react the same way. He can’t believe it is such a big deal.”
“He has always been concerned with the way he looks,” she said. “Probably just bad timing going to an awards show.”
With laser skin rejuvenation, there is a possibility of skin discoloration. The treated area may become lighter or darker in appearance.
“He was doing a dermatological skin process after years and years (of playing baseball) in the sun,” Polihronis said. “It did come out looking weird (in the picture).”
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