8th November 2009
Vanity has a new address, and his name is Sammy Sosa.
By now, you’ve probably heard and seen the pictures. Sosa appeared Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the Latin Grammys om Wednesday. As the pictures above show, Sammy is, well… a bit pale.
David Brown on Yahoo! Sports’ Big League Stew asked, What in the name of Michael Jackson is up with Sammy Sosa?
“He’s not trying to be Michael Jackson,” said former Cubs employee Rebecca Polihronis to the Chicago Tribume. Polihronis says she talks frequently with Sosa.
Well then, what’s the deal?
“He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin,” Polihronis said. “Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of (the photo appearance) is just the lighting.
“He is in the middle of doing a cleansing process to his skin. The picture is deceiving. He said, ‘If you saw me in person, you would be surprised. When you see me in person, it is not going to seem like the picture.’
“People who saw him in person did not react the same way. He can’t believe it is such a big deal.”
Well, he’s added green contacts in the past few years, which adds to the whole effect. If it was the lighting, then how come Derrick Fisher didn’t look he was scared half to death when he was photographed in Las Vegas at the Lagasee’s Stadium party?
I keep waiting for Sammy to say, “The camera adds 10 pounds,” thus explaining the <ahem> possible use of steroids in the past.
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