Melissa McCarthy appeared at the P.S. ARTS Express Yourself event held in Santa Monica California, looking radiant and healthy as she showed off her new weight loss.
McCarthy wore a stylish multi-colored jacket, black top and pants teamed with a pair of sneakers, and she simply glowed on the red carpet alongside her husband Ben Falcone.
Entertainment Tonight reports, that McCarthy has lost between 45 and 50 pounds
This past summer, McCarthy did an interview with Rolling Stone where she discussed her views on dieting.
“I could eat healthier, I could drink less. I should be learning another language and working out more, but I’m just always saying, ‘Ah, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow,'” McCarthy revealed.
Back in July, the Tammy star told Redbook that she did have a difficult time finding designers that wanted to dress her size for the Academy Awards back in 2012.
“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people–and they all said no,” McCarthy said.
The problems finding a designer inspired McCarthy to start her own plus-size line of clothes that is called Daniella Pearl.
McCarthy ended up wearing a custom made gray jersey-draped gown by David Meister. The gown was beautiful, but it didn’t suit McCarthy’s high energy personality. So McCarthy has teamed up with fashion designer Daniella Pearl to create a line of clothes for plus-sized women. McCarthy has a background in fashion, so the transition from actress to fashion was an easy one for her.
“I went to school for clothing and textiles, so I always thought I was going to do women’s clothing anyway. [I went] from FIT to doing stand-up, so I feel like I am going back to it,” McCarthy said.
The standards for celebrity weight loss are extreme. Hollywood is full of bone-thin sprites who, sadly, have become the “skinny standard.” That is why seeing McCarthy lose weight with a realistic goal is so refreshing.
Shape reports that McCarthy has lost between 45 and 50 pounds by following a high protein and low-carb diet.
Has McCarthy caved to Hollywood’s image of what is thin? According to Shape, a source reports that McCarthy isn’t losing weight to get skinny, but instead to set a good example for her kids and to feel and look healthier.