Gabourey Sidibe looked beautiful this Christmas while celebrating with her friends and family!
The actress once again showed off her weight loss on Instagram after first flaunting her slimmed down figure earlier this year. In a photo shared on Dec. 25, the 33-year-old looks thinner than ever in a black-and-red plaid top and flirty black skirt. “Merry Christmas from me and my skirt and my ponytail and my Christmas shirt and my 8th glass of wine and this chair!” she hilariously captioned the image, which shows a drink in her hand.
Gabourey has previously spoken out about the constant criticism she’s received over her weight. “It’s hard to get dressed up for award shows and red carpets when I know I will be made fun of because of my weight,” she revealed. But the Oscar nominee explained that she's used the bullying as an opportunity for growth.
“If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny,” she admitted. “If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.”
Thankfully, Gabourey has learned to love her body, and recently served as a spokesmodel for Lane Bryant’s latest ad campaign, posing in a sheer shirt and sexy bra.
In a video for the company, the brunette beauty responds to a particularly cruel social media comment that reads, “How did you get through the door?”
“Slaying all day,” she says, before adding, “This body is made to shine through!”
Yes, gurl! Scroll through the gallery below to see Gabourey’s transformation over the years.