Actress Raven Symone is still wowing the public with her new slim figure. The actress turned heads once more last week as she walked the red carpet at the premiere of her Broadway debut in “Sister Act.”
Symone rose to fame as a child actor starring in “The Cosby Show,” and then Disney’s “That’s So Raven.” Since Symone’s last stint in the limelight, she has lost nearly 70 pounds and many exclaim she’s nearly unrecognizable from her former curvy self.
Spotted at the Broadway premiere on March 27, Symone was wearing a mini skirt that showed off her now very thin, sculpted legs. Throughout the last year, Symone has been flaunting styles that accentuate her new frame. However she mentions not liking all the attention.
“I thought I looked fabulous before and nobody else did. So, whatever. Actually, now I wear bigger clothes because I don’t like the way people stare at me. I liked it before. Now you’re just looking at me for the wrong reasons. Before, you were actually looking at me for a real reason.”
Symone has always stood by her curves and insisted she was comfortable with her body. She explained to talk show host Wendy Williams how she came to be in this new body with fewer curves.
“I stopped stressing. You have to realize at 15, there was a whole entire show I had on my shoulders. It was a very big cast and crew and if you’re sick for a day, people lose money and that’s a problem,” she said at the time. “[It wasn’t] just overeating because I’ve actually been eating the same. I keep a little bit more smaller portions because I learned that your body has to get rid of that stress some way. Some people break-out, some people lose their hair, some lose weight, some people gain weight, my body just reacted a certain kind of way.”
Symone’s latest weight loss debut shows off a year of total transformation. However, while the body has changed it sounds as though the healthy mind has remained.
“I find it funny that people now come up to me and say, ‘Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous. I’m like, ‘I was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically speaking, I thought I was amazing.’”