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Amazing Celebrity Slim-downs

See how these stars – Janet Jackson! Alec Baldwin! Mariah Carey! – shed the pounds for their biggest body transformations

CHAKA KHAN

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The Queen of Funk, 59, showed off her slender figure at the American Idol finale in May, but what viewers didn't see was the singer's year of hard work. Khan lost 60 lbs. thanks to a four-month liquid cleanse of protein and veggie smoothies. "I did nothing but liquids; me and my VitaMix were best friends," she told Access Hollywood.