"I'll never be the kind of person who thinks, 'I'm so hot.' I don't want to be," insists Kelly. "But I learned to respect and love myself -- something I didn't think I would ever be capable of."
Her breakthrough came at the Emmys last September. "I had my first moment when I really felt good," she says. The reason: her lilac-hued, one-shouldered Zac Posen gown.
"I put on my dress, and when I looked at myself in the mirror, I cried," recalled Kelly. "Never in my life did I think that Zac Posen would fly in a dress for me that he could have given to any nominee. It fit me perfectly!"
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