Have you seen Gabourey Sidibe lately? The Empire star is quietly shedding the pounds and looking fabulous. Who knew this incredible talent was battling depression, anxiety and bulimia and undergoing weight-loss surgery nearly a year ago? The actress is telling all in her memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare.
Instagram is cutting my long ass cover short but you get the picture! My book, This Is Just My Face( try not to stare) is officially available for preorder! I worked on this book for 3 whole years and it's finally done! The link to more info is in my bio! I hope you guys enjoy my journey from actor to writer, as much as I'm enjoying it! 💗🎉💗🎉💗🎉📚 Ps, dress by @grass_fields
The 33-year-old actress told PEOPLE why she decided to secretly get the laparoscopic bariatric surgery last May. She has lost over 150 pounds.
“I just didn’t want to worry. 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.”
Gabby went on to say she did not get the surgery to feel beautiful. With such a vibrant personality, she exudes confidence.
“I did it so I can walk around comfortably in heels. I want to do a cartwheel. I want not to be in pain every time I walk up a flight of stairs,” she told the magazine.
“There’s nothing ugly about me,” she writes. “Anyone trying to convince me that I am — and it’s usually me — is wasting her time. I was in a war with my body for a long time. If I’d started treating it better sooner, I wouldn’t have spent so many years hating myself. But I love my body now.”
That’s right Gabby! Her memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare is set to be released May 1.
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