America Ferrera Weight Loss – Her Amazing Transformation Over The Years
When anyone speaks of America Ferrera, the conversation converges to her weight management. The good news is, Ferrera is finally accepting her beautiful curves! The Ugly Betty Star is fast becoming a role model for those who are uncomfortable with how they look.
In 2012, She told Cosmopolitan for Latinas, “How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world. And get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!”
Recently, she wrote on her Instagram:
“At 33, I finally understand that my body is a miracle! After too many years of criticizing, punishing, depriving, or neglecting my body for what it isn’t, I’m attempting to love it unapologetically as it is. Thank you body for 33 years of standing with me even when I wasn’t on your side. I promise from here on out to stand by you and face down all the criticism and bulls–t distractions (inner & outer), so that we can move beyond beautiful and get to the business of living!”
Let’s take a look at America Ferrera over the years to trace her weight loss journey.
America Ferrera Weight Loss In Before and After Videos
Watch how Ferrera looked like in 2010 when she was interviewed by TIME. She looked plumper then. Check it out:
Compare that to a recent interview she had with Jimmy Kimmel. She looked slimmer:
America Ferrera Was Chubby in her Early Years
Ferrera was born in Los Angeles California. Her parents were from Honduras and emigrated to the United States in mid 1970s.
She got her first big break on television in July 2002. She starred in “Gotta Kick It Up!” for The Disney Channel. Her feature movie debut in “Real Women Have Curves” caught the attention of industry observers. Below is a movie poster of the movie. You can see she was on the plump side:
And here are some photos of her in the movie. She was not slim. The message of the movie was about accepting who we are:
In 2005, America Ferrera attended the LA premiere of “Just Like Heav” at the Mann Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Dressed in a layered flowery dress, Ferrera looked comfortable in her own body. She was not obese at all. Ferrera was just bigger sized. Check it out:
America Ferrera Got Her Big Break in Ugly Betty
Some say that Ferrera got her role as Betty Suarez in Ugly Betty due to her “plus size”. Her “plus size” became a major blessing. Ferrera went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Here she is holding her award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for “Ugly Betty” at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January 2007. Does she look plump?
Here is another photo taken at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The photo was taken on January 28,2007. The event was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles California. You can tell that Ferrera never bothered about her weight at all. Arguably, she had a curvy figure that men will fall over for.
In 2008, other than starring in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2”, Ferrera also attended the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. She had incredible nice curves although she was considered a “plus sized woman”. Here is a photo taken at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles California:
America Ferrera Looked Slimmer in 2009
America Ferrera did not talk about her weight between 2008 to 2009. But, you can see that she reduced some weight by January 2009. The photo below was taken at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Her lower face sharpened considerably compared to a year ago. Her arms looked less flabby too. Her dress fit her very well during this event. Check it out:
In 2010, Ferrera lent her voice to the film “How to Train Your Dragon”. She maintained her weight well. The photo below shows her arriving at the premiere of Dreamworks Animation’s “How to Train your Dragon”.
Taken on March 21, 2010 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City California, Ferrera looked fitter than ever. Her selection of a black dress was wise as it hid her lower body and made her look slimmer. Check it out:
In 2011, America Ferrera continued her streak of black dresses. The photo below shows her attending the Global Action Awards Gala in Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills California. There was no apparent change in her weight.
America Ferrera Maintained Her Weight Loss Well
America Ferrera is also known for her strong support towards women rights. In 2012, she was featured in the documentary “Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”.
Her strong support for Planned Parenthood during the 2012 Election also made her a fan favourite. During one of the luncheons, Ferrera said “I think that women’s health is an issue that is close to me, because of my community. We’re only as strong as the ability we have to take care of the women who are giving birth and nurturing the next generation.”
Here is America Ferrera back in 2012 wearing a blue dress that emphasised her cleavage. Could not really tell if she lost weight:
And here is how Ferrera looked like in 2013 (see photo below). With a slight change in makeup style, Ferrera looked younger and brighter in her light blue dress. Definitely looking much better and thinner than her Ugly Betty persona.
Nothing much changed from 2013 to 2014. The photo below shows Ferrera attending the13th annual Women Who Care event benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 7, 2014 in New York City:
In 2015, Ferrera maintained her weight loss again. Though there wasn’t much significant visual progress, there were claims that she lost more than 30 pounds from her heaviest years.
Can you tell from the photo below if she lost any weight in 2015?
America Ferrera Looked Great in 2016 and 2017
In 2016, Ferrera went for the elegant style when she attended the Golden Globe Awards After Party at Beverly Hills California. She was dressed in a yellow dress with her hair nicely swept back. It was one of her most elegant moments we ever saw.
Nothing much to comment on her weight though. Check this out:
And here she is in 2017, dressed in a flowery dress at the NBC Universal Summer TCA Press Tour. She looked to have lost further weight but it cannot be confirmed. Check out her photo below:
From the series of photos, you can tell that America Ferrera did not lose her weight within a short time. She lost her weight gradually over time and maintained the ideal weight.
America Ferrera Weight Loss Methods
Like any celebrity who have lost weight, America Ferrera took definite steps to achieve her weight loss goals. However, she did not believe she would turn into a supermodel overnight.
Ferrera believed that she had to build a healthy relationship with exercise and food. To her, its about feeling good about herself. She once said ” We are not all a size 2 and were not all a size zero, and you know what? That’s ok because some of us like to eat!”
Not surprisingly, Ferrera used to consume loads of junk food. Being a celebrity, the hectic schedules and work related stress made her feel anxious – leading to consumption of junk foods.
Nowadays, America Ferrera believes in yoga and other physical activities to reduce the stress. She knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and fills her breakfast with nutritious food.
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