If you’re someone who grew up with Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle on Saved By The Bell, then you probably are like me in that you have no idea what to make of her “transformation” in recent years.
One minute she’s absolutely adorable. The next thing any of us know, Voorhies is virtually unrecognizable.
If her bizarre physical transformation weren’t enough, there has been heavy speculation as to her mental health state.
According to the actress’s mother Tricia, she suffers from depression and is bipolar. These are claims that Voorhies herself vehemently denies.
Regardless of how one feels about her mental state, it must be said that Voorhies looks much different than she once did.
What happened to Lark Voorhies??! (Lisa Turtle from Saved by the bell) pic.twitter.com/CnLaOJnxYZ
— Lena James (@SweetMai_Ty) May 5, 2014
Aging cannot be the sole explanation, not in this case.
In her recent appearance at the Where We Started movie premiere, it was hard not to notice that Voorhies seemed to be having a problem with her foundation….mainly that it was entirely the wrong color for her skin tone.
Observing Voorhies walking the red carpet looking like she’d suffered severe burns made many scratch their heads. Instead of adding a youthful, clear and even look to her face, makeup fail served to make the 40-year-old actress look closer to 60.
The "overly burnt" look witnessed in video and photographs is a contrast (and not a good one) to another rare appearance where many commented on Voorhies’s seemingly bleached skin and almost grayish features.
Could this have been her way of combating skin bleaching rumors?
Bill says ".all black women are superficial & are lightening their skin like Lark Voorhies, to look like white women" pic.twitter.com/uC9VGYXbh9
— Wright On The Edge (@WrightOnTheEdge) November 9, 2013
While fans would certainly love to see more of the reclusive actress, we hope whoever is responsible for her makeup will choose colors more carefully in the future.
Lark Voorhies was actually my favourite actress on Saved By The Bell pic.twitter.com/gIouDt7iZ4
— poison ivy (@ilyByllie) January 13, 2014
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