Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke took to social media to share a message to her fans about her recent weight loss.
In a new magazine shoot, the 30-year-old dancer is shown in a bikini showing off her 15-pound weight loss. This has caused the dancer to speak out against the criticism she received from it.
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“I’ve had a very public struggle with the press and their comments about my weight for a number of years now, but I want to make it clear that this isn’t about them,” she says. “Yes, I have been hurt by their criticism, but I’m only human.”
In a Facebook post, Cheryl then goes on to say the weight wasn’t a “drastic change” that happened over night.
“I’m not caving in to the pressures of Hollywood, as some of you have expressed your concern that I might be, and I’m certainly not starving myself,” she continues.
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After realizing that fad diets haven’t worked out for her in the past, Cheryl says the solution was right in front of her—healthy foods.
“Take care of yourself, nourish your body, surround yourself with good people – you will feel good and will shine in all that you do,” she adds.
Click here to read more of Cheryl’s message about her weight loss.
Cheryl appeared in People magazine's “Most Talked About Bodies” special issue.
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