Baseball great Sammy Sosa spoke to Spanish station Primer Impacto yesterday regarding the dramatic lightening of his complexion. Defending his newfound facade, Sosa shot down claims that he is suffering from vitiligo, a skin disorder, and actually attributed his new look to a moisturizer.
According to the New York Daily News, Sosa said:
I'm doing well, doing well, thanks to God. ... I use a cream to keep my skin smooth and soft. I apply it before I go to bed. When I was playing for Chicago all those years, I was in the sun a lot for 1 o'clock games. The flashes (from the cameras) also made my skin look lighter.
What about those green contacts he's been sporting as of late? Sosa deflected critics by retorting that he was just trying something different. "I'm not trying to be superficial," he said.