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“She Looks Different”: Fans React as Laila Ali Rocks New Look

Published 04/20/2023, 2:40 PM EDT

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After she hung her gloves, the former two-division world champion, Laila Ali, embarked on a new entertainment career. In time, given her pre-boxing era experience as a nail beautician, she became an entrepreneur. The businesswoman often discusses some useful products with her million-plus followers, letting them know how those items helped her. But while she practices what she preaches, many fans, on the other hand, find themselves amazed by her ageless beauty.

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Laila Ali proved her mettle outside, like how she succeeded in the ring. She was deeply conscious about health and fitness and regular beauty-related upkeep. So she launched a brand called Laila Ali Lifestyle that encourages and backs healthy living. To further the causes she believes in, Ali has been religiously using social media. Besides beauty and health, she often touches upon a heart-rendering story or a cautionary message.


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So early today, through her Instagram handle @thereallailaali, she shared a video where she’s talking about a few skin-care products that might prove quite helpful to many customers. Her message read, “🦋Laila Ali Skin care is one of the big reasons why my skin is healthy, glowing, and aging well! Visit my shop for details about the products I use and get 20% off until Thursday, April 20!

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Soon a flurry of comments followed that included, among others, one from a boxing great also!

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@mybooski seems clear that Laila Ali underwent some sort of transformation. They wanted to know the reason why she altered her chin. “She looks different 😮why did she change her chin😢 she use to be my twin…not anymore, dang🙄. “@mybooski asked.

Then there was @carnelladams6, who mentioned that she could now thunder more than ‘Big’ George Foreman could do. “Laila, your voice is bigger than George Foreman,please keep going❤️,” @carnelladams6 said.


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But then there were aplenty who seemed happy by how Laila Ali looked and how her business was coming up. Among the first stood former world champion and one of the greatest boxers ever, ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard.

Through his Instagram handle @sugarrayleonard, he congratulated Laila Ali and said, “Laila, you’re a Champion in so many ways, and all the best to you and [your] family! 🥊❤️”


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A fan from far away Brazil, @josereisrodriguesjunior, is amazed. According to him, Laila Ali managed to defy the passages of time and the ravages of nature without losing any of her stunning looks. He said, “Laila Ali, this is incredible. Time passes for everyone, but you remain always beautiful. Could it be that this is genetic that makes your biological clock slow down and makes you always look spectacularly beautiful? A hug directly from a Brazilian fan.

@kingnimrod13 also complimented the former world champion on being such a beauty, “Yes, your still gorgeous😍.”

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Laila Ali has come a long way. Despite a difficult childhood, she fought against all the odds head-on and became one of the trailblazers in women’s boxing. Switching to new careers a decade later, the mother of two is now a successful businesswoman and television personality.


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Jaideep R Unnithan

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Jaideep Unnithan is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With over 400 articles authored at ES, Jaideep has built a reputation for diving deep into stories and producing detailed reports. Jaideep's passion for the sport of boxing was ignited when his father shared his experience of watching Ali vs Frazier live in the US.

Edited By: Arijit Saha