Melissa McCarthy once stated that ” she’s been every size in the world.” but she’s not obsessed about her weight.
The 48-year-old Oscar-nominated actress has enjoyed a thriving career playing breakout roles long time TV stints.
Despite Mellissa’s success as a style maven at a red carpet event in recent years, she had some challenges.
According to her, her size discouraged several high ends fashion designers from making gowns for her during the award season in 2012.
Since then, Melissa is believed to have shed 75 pounds and set up her label for plus size women.
Sharing the secret to her transformation a couple of years ago, she told Ok! Magazine that a high protein and low carb diet along with an early bedtime delivered the goods.
” The real secret is a super- boring life. You go to bed at 7:30 pm. That’s the trick”.
The actress has made assertions that she isn’t bothered about how she looks, and is a big advocate of body positivity with a motivating message she put on Instagram in 2016:
“We have to stop categorising and judging women based on their bodies “. We are teaching young girls to strive for unattainable perfection instead of feeling healthy and happy on their skin; she capped her message with a quote borrowed from Gloria Steinem:” Imagine we are linked not ranked”.
Melissa is believed to be a size 14 at present after shedding pounds for several movies and engage in martial arts.
Disclosing her past difficulties to Red book in 2014, Melissa said: “I had a surprisingly hard time finding gowns for award shows.
” Two Oscar ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers – very high- level ones who make lots of dresses for people -and they all said no.” she made her reasons known to the Guardian for setting up her label Melissa McCarthy seven lines: ” At a specific size, clothes just became tarp with a hole in it.
“Everything was so mother-of- the – bride. I couldn’t ever put anything on and be like, ‘I love this’.All I could say was, it’s on, and it’s a garbage bag.
In an interview with Refinery 29, she stated that: “Women came in all sizes, seventy per cent of women in the US are the size of 14 or above, and that’s technically ‘plus-size’, so you’re taking your biggest category of people and telling them ‘you are not really worthy’. I find that very strange.
” I think if you’re going to make women clothing make women’s clothing . Designers that don’t put everyone in the same categories are over-complicating something that should be easy.
Written By Joe Opeyimika.