The Glo Ups You Need To Stay Motivated

The Glo Ups You Need To Stay Motivated


March 4, 2018
Read Time: 5 minutes

and keep winning at life!


Glo up. A twist of the phrase “grow up,” referring to a person’s incredible transformation. This is usually based on increase of style and self-confidence. Also, when an ugly duckling turns into a gorgeous swan


Many will agree that 2016 was the year we all just couldn’t wait to say goodbye to and 2017, although neither good nor bad, was the year of necessary truths that will set you free but make you miserable first. So 2018 could be or rather, should be your year. Claim it, say it out loud and commit to making this year the year you glo up.


Need some serious inspo? Scroll down to see the glo ups that will keep you motivated.


Cardi B


via @iamcardib


If you haven’t heard of Cardi B, the woman behind the track Bodak Yellow that demolished the Billboard charts and climbed all the way to #1, do yourself a favor and hit play below.


Cardi B, an exotic dancer turned Love & Hip Hop reality star turned rap superstar, has come a long way before “making history as the first solo female rapper to score a number hit without a feature since Lauryn Hill,” said How’d she do it? 100% hard work.



Korina Sanchez-Roxas


“Because everyone deserves to look and feel beautiful at every age,” is right. And while haters gonna hate, no one can deny the fact that Korina looks so good, it hurts.


Follow @belobeauty or @thisiskorinasanchezroxas to know more about the transformation straight from the horse’s mouth, or in this case, feed.


Kris Aquino

via @krisaquino


Say what you will about Kris Aquino, but the Queen of All Media—which now includes digital—isn’t fazed by online disses or negative comments. And her clapbacks? Always cool, just like the Chowking halo-halo she sent one of her trolls.



via @badgalriri


For celebrities and other members of the upper echelon, the bar for success, wealth, beauty, everything is set higher. Every small change is noticeable, if not magnified, so when Rihanna put on a bit of weight, the internet freaked out. But whatever opinion you have on her body, badgalriri is happy the way she is #bodypositive. Besides, she’s busy growing her beauty empire, Fenty Beauty, meeting with world leaders, like the French President to talk about global education—no big deal.


Sarah Lahbati

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via @sarahlahbati


This year and in no particular order, Sarah Lahbati launched her book True Beauty and her website, got engaged, was on the cover of several magazines, got pregnant with her second child and looks absolutely amazing. So, no unwarranted comments or pregnant body-shamer can or will put her off her game, especially after she switched off the comments section on her Instagram. Take that, haters.




Tiffany Haddish

For many it, seems like Tiffany Haddish came from out of nowhere to taking selfies with Jay-Z and doing interviews on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. But you better believe her success was hard won—you and I just didn’t know Tiffany Haddish’s name when she was doing stand-up comedy and living in her car. But since Girls Trip, a Showtime special and a hosting stint on SNL, now Tiffany Haddish is a name you just can’t ignore.




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via @jayzfanspot

Jay-Z makes it to our list because he and Beyonce just welcomed two new babies to their brood, launched his 4:44 album, which earned him his first album nomination at the 2018 Grammys, made public amends to his wife, and was man enough to talk about emotionall well-being and mental health in an interview with the New York Times.



Jeremy Meeks a.k.a Prison Bae

via @jmeeksofficial


In this life, very few people get a second shot at anything; Jeremy Meeks is among that handful few.

Three years ago, you wouldn’t have known Jeremy Meeks, who was then just a regular family man with a criminal record. But thanks to his God-given silver-blue eyes and that mugshot that went viral, Meeks has moved on from his criminal past and into the world of high fashion modeling just last year.


Raymond Gutierez

[one-half-first][/one-half-first] [one-half][/one-half] Raymond Gutierrez was once known as one half of the adorable Gutierez twins and later, the heavier twin. But sometime last year, Mond had us all shookt when he revealed a healthier and stronger body on Instagram. And he did all that with good ol’ fashioned hard work: committing to regular exercise and a healthier diet.


Also other glo ups we just can’t and don’t want to ignore…


Calvin Harris


Dylan and Cole Sprouse

via YouTube


Matthew Lewis

via Interesting Things Daily


Nick Jonas

via Reinvent


Demi Lovato

via Celebrity Weight Loss



Now go and shake off the year that was and put yourself first. Srsly, take care of you, be kind to you, love you.


Art Alexandra Lara

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