POTUS (President of the United States) is one of the most powerful elected official, who leads the Federal Government, implements the laws, acts as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and makes decisions for the American citizens.
He serves his four-year-term by residing at the White House with his family. All the US presidents have a hectic schedule while performing their task, which plainly drains them out physically and in appearance wise. Well, this is the intense transformation all presidents have to undergo to be the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America.
#1. Barack Obama (2008-2017)
Barely 47-years-old, when Barrack Obama entered the White House in 2009, very much younger compared to his greying foregoer, George W. Bush. After eight years, when the tireless job ended in 2017, the intense transformation in Obama’s appearance was quite visible, with grey hair and wrinkles on the face. All credit goes to the 2008 financial crash, multiple mass shootings and clearly the assassination of Bin Laden.
#2. George W. Bush (2000-2008)
A very much look-alike and also serving an eight-year term like his father, George W. Bush had to undergo the intense transformation in his appearance with some drastic incidents occurring during his tenure. The September 11 attacks, then the “War on Terror” with Iraq and Afghanistan, the controversial torture of prisoners, Hurricane Katrina, and the “Great Recession” had got Bush all bushed out.
#3. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
During Roosevelt’s term in White House, there was intense pressure with World War II and the Great Depression hanging over him. Among all the presidents, he was the only one to serve four terms from 1933-1945 but sadly passed away when just 11 weeks into his fourth term due to intracerebral haemorrhage. He is one of the most popular American presidents among the American people then and now.
#4. Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
When White House welcomed 46-year-old Bill Clinton, who never knew the causes of his intense transformation is going to be so steamy and scandalous. All the wrinkles and grey hair were perhaps formed due to the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, yet he is rated high in the history of presidents, who served eight-year confidently.
#5. George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)
When senior Bush entered the White House he was already 64-years-old, yet he looked comparably fresh. But the intense transformation was a must after viewing the fall of Berlin Wall and the crumbling of the Soviet Union. His War on Drugs agenda from the time he served as Vice President under Ronal Reagan’s eight-year term continued until his presidency, which drastically played on his health and appearance.
#6. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
The youngest among all US presidents, at just 43-years of age he took over the White House with his charming good looks. He did face a number of foreign crises and pressure, which was clearly displayed on his charming face, especially in Cuba and Berlin, but secured the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the Alliance for Progress. And barely 2 years and 10 months in office, he was assassinated.
#7. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
He became the first not elected president through a sheer fluke, as Nixon resigned in 1974 and went on to serve for just 2 years and 5 months. But this short tenure caused an intense transformation on Ford, as he had to cope with the high rate of inflation, which caused a severe recession in 74-75, the Vietnam War, and 2 failed assassination attempts on him.
#8. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
He is one of the only presidents to have resigned, halfway through his second term in office after falling a prey to the Watergate scandal. But during his US Presidents, he achieved forging diplomatic ties with China and the Soviet Union and withdrawing U.S. troops from an unpopular war in Vietnam. Hence, that old look transformation was all due to some success and great failure.
#9. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
He was the first among all presidents of the world, who made the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan’s Hiroshima. Truman also helped to rebuild postwar Europe, worked to contain communism and led the US into the Korean War (1950-1953). Now, all that bombing is absolutely calling for transformation, physically.
#10. Ronald Reagen (1981-1989)
A Hollywood movie star, who would always be decked up with makeup when performing, but when reality struck him as the President of the United States, all that shine disappeared. He had to confront an assassination attempt, cut taxes, increased defence spending, negotiated a nuclear arms reduction agreement with the Soviets and helped in bringing a quick end to the Cold War. An 8-year-term brought enough transformation to one of America’s most successful presidents.