That boyish grin stole the hearts of droves of teenage girls back in 1976. Sporting an Afro that would make Angela Davis jealous, the dancing machine’s cocoa-brown complexion is still in tact. His nose is questionably more narrow than in previous years.
The 1970’s came and went and the 1980’s ushered in a new set of trends. And Jackson helped to set them. He lost the signature Afro for a fresh Jheri Curl and traded in his broad nose for a much more sculpted one.
Still maintaining a wet, wavy do, this picture was taken about the time many began to question the frequency of Mike being under the knife. His lips appear to be thinner than we remembered and his skin had lost it’s butterscotch hue.
By the early 1990’s, Jackson’s skin was a pasty white color. Reportedly the performer suffered from a rare skin condition called vitiligo. The groundbreaker looked increasingly less like the adorable little boy who commanded our hearts almost 30 years earlier.
By the 2000’s, Michael had dropped the Jheri Curl for a coiffed roller set. A more chiseled face and features (including a cleft in his chin), along with skin that seemed completely void of all pigment made us miss the M.J. of previous years.
In this picture taken just two years ago, we see just how much our beloved Michael has transformed since the days of dancing onstage with his big bros in matching polyester outfits. Whether his skin was brown or white, hair straight or kinky, nose broad or narrow; he was undeniably always a star.
A young Michael Jackson captured the hearts of many when he burst onto the scene in the late 1960’s. Here he is in 1971 looking quite comfortable in his smooth caramel skin.
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