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'I’ve Been Chubby All My Life!' 'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Talks Weight Loss Journey And Self-Acceptance

Date January 29, 2018 17:47

Chrissy Metz weight has always been a topic of conversation, both in the series 'This Is Us' where she stars as Kate Pearson and in her real life.

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She recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter where she shared a few details about her childhood and dealing with being overweight.

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"I was born chubby!"

I’ve been chubby all my life. I was born chubby and as I got older, at different times in my life, I was thinner or more active, or playing sports, but I was definitely always a chubbier kid! - Chrissy Metz

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Metz revealed that growing up, she would often find herself feeling self-conscious mostly because people around her were slimmer than she was. Being surrounded by a family that loved to eat did not make things any easier.

When we’d get home from school, my grandmother would make grilled cheese, and it was a beautiful bonding time for me.

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She also talked about an awkward time in her childhood when she joined Weight Watchers. She was 11 at the time and the youngest person there. Things got even more complicated as she got older.

Going through puberty I was like, 'I want to be skinny like my friends. What should I not eat?'

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But Metz has now learned to accept who she is. She has come to the conclusion that no matter what, anyone who wants to pick on you will always find something to attack.

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"Follow your heart!"

While on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the beautiful actress had an important message for teenage girls who may be experiencing what Kate, her 'This Is Us' character, experienced on the show.

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"Follow your heart," she said, encouraging young ladies to believe in themselves and their vision.

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Chrissy Metz is doing a fantastic job of playing Kate Pearson on the hit series, and fans can learn a lot, both from her onscreen character and the woman she is in real life. Her confidence and positivity are quite admirable.

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