Sammy Sosa's Skin Tone Raises Questions Former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa showed up at the Latin Grammy awards last week, looking much paler than usual. Speculation flew that he had bleached his skin or was suffering from a medical condition. But in an interview Wednesday to the Spanish-language network Univision, Sosa blamed the bright television lights for the way his skin appeared. He added, however, that a European moisturizer he uses also bleaches his skin.
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Sammy Sosa's Skin Tone Raises Questions

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

India is not the only place where skin lighteners are popular. In this country, former baseball All-Star Sammy Sosa turned up at the Latin Grammy Awards last week looking, well, fairer than usual. That ignited speculation that Sosa, best known for his years with the Chicago Cubs, had bleached his skin or was suffering from some sort of medical condition.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

The slugger spoke up yesterday at an interview with the Spanish language network Univision. Mr. Sosa downplayed the apparent change in his skin color. He said he's been using a moisturizer to soften his skin and he says that cream, combined with the bright television lights set up for the ceremony, made his skin look lighter than it is.

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