Sammy Sosa’s Face: Before and After


Recent photographs of Sosa during an appearance in Las Vegas with his wife Sonia created a buzz. Many are wondering what happened to the former Cubs slugger’s face, looking pale…or should I say whiter than before.

Rumor has it that the former baseball star is suffering from vitiligo like that of Michael Jackson, but Sosa denied it and said that it was his facial cream that made the difference.

“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 the former MLB star, who turns 41 tomorrow. “The flashes (from the cameras) also made my skin look lighter. I’m surprised with the controversy this has caused.”

Recent news reports say that Sosa is considering to endorse the facial cream allegedly responsible for his lighter skin.

“If he feels it is of good quality, it may be something he will be endorsing and marketing in the United States in the near future,” said his rep.

Sammy did not disclose the brand of his skin cream but did say that it is European.

Could it really be the facial cream?