LeAnn Rimes has gone through quite a transformation, personally and professionally, since she debuted on the Billboard Country Charts with 'Blue' at the age of 13 in 1996.

After Country hits like 'One Way Ticket' and 'The Light In Your Eyes,' the young diva conquered the pop world with 'How Do I Live' and 'Can't Fight The Moonlight.'  Now, at the age of 29, LeAnn Rimes returns to her country roots with her new album, 'Lady and Gentlemen,' produced by Vince Gill. 

In addition to her new traditional country project, LeAnn Rimes has been the subject of several tabloid stories after the divorce of her husband, Dean Sherement.  As the result of an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian, Rimes divorced and married Cibrian in April 2011.  Since then, she's seemed to be a little more comfortable with her body, appearing for photos in several bikinis. 

One of the latest photos (above) appeared in US Magazine in January 2012.  Compare that photo to the 1998 picture below, or the 1996 video for 'Blue,' and tell us what you think in the comment section below?