Archives for October, 2016
It’s hard to imagine that someone would actually hate you for succeeding at something but Rosie Mercado is learning that lesson the hard way. Mercado gained fame when, at 410lbs, she launched a modelling career. During that time, she gained loyal followers who felt inspired by her message until, sadly, she chose to lose weight.
You know her from Full House, the reboot Fuller House, and her recent stint on Dancing with the Stars but did you know that Candace Cameron struggled with body image in her younger years? There was a time when she seriously struggled with bulimia and, as a result, she says she is dedicated to helping her own children feel comfortable in their own skin.
Amanda Seyfried became a cultural icon for her role in Mean Girls and has continued to captivate audiences ever since. While she may appear carefree onscreen, she has been dealing with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and anxiety for years. Now, at 30, she’s advocating for mental health issues in hopes of lifting the stigma associated with seeking treatment.
Taraji P. Henson is best known these days for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on the hit series, Empire. She delivers a performance that is often wrought with pain and grit but there’s probably more to her performance than just great acting chops. She had a tough childhood so she likely relates more to the role than viewers can imagine.
Let’s make this clear from the beginning – this is not a post about politics. Sure, it’s indirectly implicated but I am not making a statement about how anyone should cast their vote in November. I am, however, wondering, in the middle of all this chaos, what happens to the wife of a certain political candidate. More specifically – what about Melania Trump?
Viewers of The Biggest Loser celebrated when Ali Vincent was crowned the victor. She worked hard on her emotional and physical self and really seemed to understand that gaining control over her weight was about more than winning some reality television competition.
This is a crazy world we’re living in and, while celebrities may be insulated against many problems facing the average person, they may actually be at an increased risk of dealing with irrational, scary people. Whether they have to fight for protection from aggressive paparazzi or stalkers, stars often face issues that most of us will never understand.