It's fact, if you're big and in the spotlight, your weight will shine too. But this young lady's image of self, is refreshing.
As reported by entertainment columnist Jawn Murray, Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, the rising star of "Precious" is seemingly following in the footsteps of co-stars Sherri Shepherd, and Mo'nique by losing 40 pounds. She explains:
"I've been very busy with new projects and the success of the film. I am eating healthier when I can and staying active, but it's not my goal to become skinny. I love the way I look. I've never been ashamed." she recently told a red carpet interviewer.
She sat down with by NYMag.com this past September revealing, “I still hear it from people who don’t know that they’re pretty close to hurting my feelings. People who care about me, like this one friend. I was eating a light potato chip, and she eyeballed me like I was the most disgusting thing she’d ever seen...
But at some point, I learned to love myself, because I sleep with myself every night and I wake up with myself every morning, and if I don’t like myself, there’s no reason to even live the life. I love the way I look. I’m fine with it. And if my body changes, I’ll be fine with that too."
Some questioned whether she'd be sought after for future roles, because of her 300+lb / non-"hollywood" figure. But, fear not ... her riveting performance and talent has her test-piloting a show for Lifetime called the "The C Word", and finishing up another indie film directed by Don Cheadle, "Yelling at the Sky".
Do your thing girl ... continued better health, and success! The movie hasn't come to my city yet, but I greatly anticipate seeing it! ~PC