A photo showing former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa with drastically lighter skin surfaced on the Internet last weekend and raised more than a few eyebrows.
The Chicago Tribune tracked down a former Cubs staffer who says Sosa is currently undergoing a “rejuvenation process,” which makes his skin appear lighter.
“He’s not trying to be Michael Jackson,” said former Cubs employee Rebecca Polihronis, who talks frequently with Sosa. “He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin. Women have it all of the time.”
Polihronis, the former Cubs Care/Community Relations manager for the team, also says the harsh lighting in the photo makes Sosa’s skin appear much lighter than it really is.
“He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double,” she said. “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.”
LOOKS LIKE COUNT CHOCULA TO ME! LOL!