Raven Symone, the 25 year old singer and actress who played Olivia in The Cosby Show, recently spilled the beans about her remarkable weight loss to Vibe Magazine. The now slim, sexy actress declared that the weight loss didn’t boost her confidence at all.
"I find it funny that people now come up to me and say, 'Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous”, she states. "I'm like, 'I was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically speaking, I thought I was amazing’”.
Earlier this year when Symone first showed off her sexy body, she expressed her annoyance with people who obsessed about skinny girls. "I thought I looked fabulous before and nobody else did. So, whatever," she told People magazine. Taking advantage of her new body, Symone walked the runway at the 18th Annual Race to Erase MS event co-chaired by Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, California. Symone was recently seen flaunting a brand new style at the Glitz and Glam Gala, Presented by Grey Goose Vodka at The Louisville Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky.
The “That's So Raven” star, who is popularly called Raven, first showed off a new, more willowy figure in January. Last month, she confided in Wendy Williams, the secret to her new look. "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 over eating 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 reportedly lost 35 pounds but her new slender form won’t show on her upcoming comedy series “State of Georgia”. The series follows the life of an aspiring actress who moves with her nerdy best friend to New York City in search of her big break. Apparently she is too skinny for her role as talking about the show she said, "Ironically, my character is supposed to be the size that I was before. So I have to wear thicker body pads on the show."