Gabourey Sidibe Who Starred In ‘Precious’ Is Going Through Unbelievable Weight Transformation
Gabourey Sidibe was cynosure of all eyes when she graced the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards. She was wearing a stunning royal blue gown and everybody was having a gaze on her. She caught attention of everyone now only because of she was gracing red carpet but she was widely hailed for her amazing performance in the movie Precious which was released in 2009. In the movie, she played a role of young girl in poor family who was raped by her father which caused her two pregnancies. It was the main reason that she became main focus of the March 2010 event.
1Gabourey Sidibe nominated for the Best Actress Award at Oscars
The testing storyline and inexperience didn’t deter her to deliver an amazing performance. It was no surprise from any means that she was nominated for the Best Actress Award at the Oscars that year. She was nominated alongside Hollywood stalwarts Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Carey Mulligan.
2Sidibe was getting attention because of her weight
While she was not successful in winning the Oscar award that night, Sidibe’s reputation got a big boost. As a matter of fact, it was Sandra Bullock who won Oscar award for her performance in The Blind Side. But, apart from her performance in the movie, a lot of attention that Sidibe was getting was also because of her weight.
3The actress became victim of fat shaming on the internet
Soon, the actress became victim of fat shaming on the internet. People started firing cruel comments on her. Though Sidibe was very confident but she also recounted an incident when Joan Cusack advised her that she should “quit” the business because “it’s so image-conscious.”
4Sidibe battled depression since college
But, Sidibe was very committed towards her work and thankfully she did not quit.
But, she had to pay a price for it as it was hard dealing with the cruel world. Sidibe, in her own book, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, said that she battled depression since college.
5Sidibe hated everything about herself
“I couldn’t stop crying. I hated everything about myself,” Sidibe wrote in her autobiography’s one of the most poignant sections. She also discussed her struggles with bulimia.
6Sidibe would cry incessantly
“Often, when I was too sad to stop crying, I drank a glass of water and ate a slice of bread, and then I threw it up,” she recalled. “After I did, I wasn’t as sad anymore; I finally relaxed. So I never ate anything until I wanted to throw up – and only when I did could I distract myself from whatever thought was swirling around my head,” she said.
7Sidibe even consulted a doctor
“I found a doctor and told her everything that was wrong with me. I’d never run down the entire list before, but as I heard myself, I could sense that dealing with this on my own was definitely no longer an option,” she wrote.
8Sidibe describes her way to deal with mental health
Sidibe, who is also a regular on the hit show Empire, described the way she counters threat to her mental health and as well as bulimia. She said that there is a way she copes with her depression and that was never to lose weight.
9Sidibe consulted a nutritionist
“I have a nutritionist that I really like. I haven’t felt like purposely going to throw up. For years, I have not felt that way. But if I ever do, I just have to remember to do the things that make me feel good as opposed to the things that make me feel bad,” she revealed.
10Sidibe is losing weight
Now, Sidibe is not just eating carefully but she also indulge in regular exercises. She also gives glimpses of her weight regime on her Instagram account where she has 1.3 million followers. With all these efforts, Sidibe is definitely losing weight but at the same time, she also does not want attention being given to this fact.
11Sidibe doesn’t want to get congratulated on her weight loss
“Since I’ve been losing weight over the past year, people have been saying, ‘Congratulations on your weight loss!’ It doesn’t rock me,” she revealed. “It just annoys me because I’m just like, don’t congratulate me on that. If you’re going to congratulate me on my weight loss, also congratulate me every time I pee,” said Sidibe.
12Sidibe underwent weight loss surgery in 2017
“That’s weird to me because my body will always be my body and always had been, and you have nothing to do with it, and you’re kind of a stranger,” revealed Sidibe. Sidibe also underwent weight loss surgery in 2017 after the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
13Sidibe believes she was born beautiful
“It has taken me years to realize that what I was born with is all beautiful. I did not get this surgery to be beautiful. I did it so I can walk around comfortably in heels… I don’t want to be in pain every time I walk up a flight of stairs,” Sidibe revealed.
14Sidibe knows she is beautiful in current face and body
”I know I’m beautiful in my current face and my current body. What I don’t know about is the next body. I admit it, I hope to God I don’t get skinny. If I could lose enough to just be a little chubby, I’ll be over the moon! Will I still be beautiful then? Probably. My beauty doesn’t come from a mirror. It never will,” she said.
15Watch Sidibe stripping with Ashley Graham to promote body positivity
Here is the video showing Sidibe stripping down with another plus-size model Ashley Graham for a racy campaign advocating body positivity. It is truly inspiring!