Michael becomes an unlikely kid superstar as a member of the pop group The Jackson 5.
By 1979 Michael needs to deal with his changing hormones and the resultant acne. He would later tell stories of fans repulsed when they met him in person.
Past puberty, Michael strikes out as a solo artist, quickly becoming one of the biggest stars in the world.
Michael’s celebrity continues to grow with his hit song “Beat It.” Fans begin to notice slight changes in his appearance.
Michael continues to enjoy wild success with his album “Bad.” Along with white skin, his eyes, nose and lips appear to change.
Increasingly eccentric, Michael’s skin becomes noticeably lighter.
Taking a hiatus from music, in part due to legal issues, Michael’s chin, nose, lips, cheeks and just about everything else continues to change. The singer admits to having plastic surgery, but claims only twice.
Jackson’s effeminized, sculpted appearance sparks wild discussion and parody in the media. Publicly, he attributes his lightened skin to the disease vitiligo.
Following a flop album in the early 2000s, Jackson continues to perform worldwide, even after an arrest and trial for child molestation.
Jackson announces a comeback show to be performed in London, which would also serve as something of a retirement. Rehearsals begin, though the singer dies before it opens. A leaked autopsy report estimates he has had at least 50 plastic surgeries in his life.