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 ‚ÄúSister Act.‚ÄĚ
Symone rose to fame as a child actor starring in ‚ÄúThe Cosby Show,‚ÄĚ and then Disney‚Äôs ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs So Raven.‚ÄĚ Since Symone‚Äôs last stint in the limelight, she has lost nearly 70 pounds and many exclaim she‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúI thought I looked fabulous before and nobody else did. So, whatever. Actually, now I wear bigger clothes because I don‚Äôt like the way people stare at me. I liked it before. Now you‚Äôre just looking at me for the wrong reasons. Before, you were actually looking at me for a real reason.‚ÄĚ
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.
‚ÄúI 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‚Äôre sick for a day, people lose money and that‚Äôs a problem,‚ÄĚ she said at the time. ‚Äú[It wasn't] just overeating because I‚Äôve 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.‚ÄĚ
Symone‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúI find it funny that people now come up to me and say, ‚ÄėWow, you are absolutely gorgeous. I‚Äôm like, ‚ÄėI was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically speaking, I thought I was amazing.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
April 2nd, 2012