Gabourey Sidibe has always been confident in her body, but recently, fans have noticed that she's been shedding a few pounds and inadvertently showing off her progress on Instagram, and her fans are uber excited for her.
The picture that got everyone talking is the one below, posted last month, where both her face and body look a bit slimmer.
Though she appears to be losing weight, the Empire star has grown to be loved for unapologetically embracing her body the way it is. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2009, she explained why she was so proud to be a plus-size woman.
"My first diet started when I was 6-years-old. I've never been a small girl," she said. "One day, I had to sit down with myself and deiced that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body... I got tired of feeling bad all the time. I got tired of hating myself."
Congratulations on your progress, Gabourey!
See how the actress made her directorial debut in the BET Breaks video, above.
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