Raven-Symoné has always radiated confidence and now, the Thats's So Raven star is opening up about how she had to deal with body image pressure during her time in front of the camera. Raven revealed in a new interview that though she always loved her curvy figure, she was told from a young age that she needed to lose weight by various television executives – and she eventually did.
"I lost weight to keep them people from talking to me," she said. "I got tired and irritated."
It's definitely not cool that Raven felt pressure to lose weight. So many celebs have opened about how they have been ridiculed for their size time and time again, when it's simply something they shouldn't even have to deal with. However, she made it clear that she is not ashamed of her fuller figure and has now reached a happy medium of going to the gym to just be healthy, not to please anyone else.
"I was proud at the time. I was. And I am. I love my thicky, thicky self," she added.
We're so glad Raven didn't let the negativity get to her! She is and always will be fabulous just the way she is.
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