In an article from VIBE Magazine, Stacy Barthe explains why she lost weight and dropped 14 sizes. It wasn't for the industry, it was for herself, so check what she said here:
"I wanted to loose weight so I can live. I spent a quarter of my life existing. Being overweight is not easy. Its funny how a majority of America is overweight and we have such limited options.. for the first time in my life, I am shopping in a regular store. I went from wearing a size 26 and now I am wearing a 10-12 in pants. I want to live without any restrictions or limitations. I recall not being able to get on a ride with friends because the levee would not come down and close over my thighs. That was one of the most mortifying experiences in my life. I said to myself, I never want to feel like this again. Losing the weight has helped me find the true me. Sometimes, you gotta lose it to find it…"
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