27. Khaliah Ali-Wertheimer
Muhammad Ali’s daughter Khaliah Ali underwent Lap-Band surgery in 2008. She now works to fight obesity across the country.
28. Anne Diamond
British journalist Anne Diamond had a Lap-Band procedure in 2005. She had several surgeries and procedures before she actually started to see the weight loss that she desired. She says, “The fact remains, no matter what the adverts suggest, a gastric band or a bypass cannot turn you into Catherine Zeta Jones and propel you to Hollywood and a nice rich husband.”
Birthplace: Malvern, England
29. Joseph R. Gannascoli
Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli underwent a Lap-Band surgery. The procedure helped “The Sopranos” actor drop over 100 pounds. He credits golf with helping him keep off the weight.
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
30. Caitlin Van Zandt
Soap opera actress Caitlin Van Zandt had Lap-Band surgery in 2008. After the procedure, she said, “I feel much sexier and much happier.”
Birthplace: New York City, New York
31. David Lange
New Zealand politician David Lange underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1982. The book “Working with David: Inside the Lange Cabinet” claims that the surgery caused Lange’s health to weaken, hurting his political career.
Age: Died at 63 (1942-2005)
Birthplace: Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
32. Fern Britton
TV host Fern Britton underwent lap-band surgery in 2006. She initially denied having the procedure, but later it was revealed that she had went under the knife.
Birthplace: Ealing, London, United Kingdom
33. Jineane Ford
Former-beauty queen Jineane Ford had Lap-Band surgery in 2006. She loved the procedure so much that she encouraged her mother to also have Lap-Band surgery.
34. Benedict Francis
Actor Benedict Francis had Lap-Band surgery in 2009.
Birthplace: Isleworth, London
35. Mikey Robbins
Comedian Mikey Robbins had Lap-Band surgery in 2006. He decided to have the surgery to combat his obesity, diabetes, and other health issues.
Birthplace: Newcastle, Australia
36. Lauren Manzo
Reality TV star Lauren Manzo of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame underwent Lap-Band surgery in 2011. She said that getting the procedure was the best decision of her entire life.
Birthplace: New Jersey
37. Corey Harrison
“Pawn Stars” Corey Harrison underwent Lap-Band surgery in 2010 and lost 192 pounds.
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
38. Jo Marie Payton
“Family Matters” and “Perfect Strangers” actress Jo Marie Payton had gastric bypass surgery in 1985.
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia