On being happy with her body before the weight loss:
"I remember one of my first times on a red carpet, an interviewer asked, 'How does it feel to be plus-sized in Hollywood?'"
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"I looked around, like, 'Who is she talking to? Oh, me? I'm plus-sized?' In the neighborhood I'm from in Chicago, a 16 is normal. But in Hollywood, everyone looks exactly the same, so I stood out."
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