(NEW YORK POST) – Sammy Sosa’s post-career transformation took another bizarre turn when new photos emerged showing the slugger looking lighter skinned than ever before.
Posing for a series of pictures in London, the 48-year-old is nearly unrecognizable when compared to his playing days with the Cubs when he had honey-brown skin.
In one of the photos, the former slugger is seen leaning against a street post. Another photo shows Sosa doing the “dab.”
Sosa’s complexion has made headlines since he retired in 2009. Year after year his skin has gotten noticeably lighter with the former Chicago Cubs slugger eventually admitting to Univision that he habitually uses a skin bleaching cream.
“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some,” Sosa told Univision.
“It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but has bleached me some. I’m not a racist, I live my life happily.
“What happened was that I had been using the cream for a long time and that, combined with the bright TV lights, made my face look whiter than it really is. I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson.”