You go, girl!
Gabourey Sidibe’s changing weight has been making headlines lately, and in a recent selfie, the 33-year-old stunned fans with her even tinier waist!
After revealing just weeks ago that she underwent weight loss surgery, the actress is only getting slimmer and healthier. In a recent interview with Nylon, Gabby revealed her struggle with eating disorders, diabetes, and failed dieting. And while her fans have followed her inspiring weight loss on social media, she won't stand for negative comments.
“You don’t get to talk about my body if you like it or not; it’s my body,” she said. “And yeah, I have been struggling with weight my entire life. I realize that as long as I have a body, it will be a struggle.”
After skyrocketing to fame with her lead role in the 2009 film Precious, the Brooklyn native was upset by the fact that she had proven her talents but wasn't getting the recognition she felt she deserved. After overhearing a Hollywood big wig claim she was too overweight to be on the cover of a magazine, Gabourey realized her size was holding her back.
Gabourey in 2015 vs. 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“It really devastated me,” she said. “I guess I thought that going from literally nothing to the lead in the movie would show people that I wouldn’t be just fat anymore, or at least that’s not the first thing people would think of me, that I’m not too fat or too black or ghetto or nappy — that wouldn’t be part of my narrative anymore, but it was.”
After undergoing the surgery and successfully slimming down, it’s clear her hard work has paid off, given she landed the cover of Nylon this month! And though the pressures of Hollywood played into her transformation, in an interview with People, she pointed to health as her main inspiration.
“I just didn’t want to worry,” the Empire star said. “I truly didn’t want to worry about all the effects that go along with diabetes. I genuinely [would] worry all the time about losing my toes… The surgery wasn’t the easy way out. I wasn’t cheating by getting it done. I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much as I’ve lost without it.”
Though the Oscar nominee has not revealed her weight, she did say that she is constantly setting goals for herself. “I have a goal right now, and I’m almost there,” she said. “And then once I’ve got it, I’ll set another. But my starting weight and my goal weight, they’re personal. If too many people are involved, I’ll shut down.”
Whatever the number on the scale is, there’s no denying that Gabourey looks amazing!
Scroll through the gallery below to see Gabourey’s transformation over the years.