Sammy Sosa's Skin is Lighter, Admits Bleaching: Before and After
In an update, Sammy Sosa has admitted that he uses a skin bleaching night cream and said that the television lights also made his skin appear lighter. He said he is not suffering from a medical condition.
"It's a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some," he said on Primer Impacto, a program on the Spanish-language network Univision.
Sosa, who also wears colored contacts, said he uses the cream as a moisturizer and is in discussions to market it.
Previously reported on November 7th:
In a story that echos a discussion surrounding Michael Jackson years ago, there is some discussion today of Sammy Sosa and his skin, and that it looks much lighter than it used to.
Sammy Sosa and his wife Sonia were in Las Vegas for the Latin Grammys and people that were there are saying that Sosa's skin is looking undeniably lighter than it was.
It could be vitiligo, which Michael Jackson claimed he suffered from, and that is a complicated skin condition that causes depigmentation. The natural cells die and are unable to funtion and that is how they lose their colour. It can be caused by genetics or even environmental factors.
Sammy Sosa has not released any statement regarding the matter, but it seems to be a discussion point today.
Sammy, who hasn't played since 2007, has been accused of using modern chemistry to help him attain 609 career homers — including three seasons of 60-plus. Perhaps he's turning to science to give him a different veneer as he approaches his 41st birthday.