By: J. Sydnie Goodwin
“Is that Kelly Osbourne?!”
You may find yourself asking that exact question while waiting in line at your local supermarket, taking a quick glance at the December issue of Shape magazine. And the answer is… Yes. Kelly Osbourne graces the latest cover of Shape magazine, looking better than ever, and absolutely loving it.
“I was called fat and ugly in the press almost my entire life. I understand that being judged by others comes with territory, but it broke my heart and ruined my self esteem. It sets you up to hate yourself in a huge way. I was so angry about the things people said about me. I truly believe it’s the main reason I turned to Vicodin and ended up in rehab three times. I just hated myself,” Osbourne told Shape magazine.
Everything turned around for Osbourne, when Dancing with the Stars called in 2009, and asked for her to join the cast. She happily accepted. Not only did Osbourne do well on the show, but she also began losing weight and getting into shape.
Now, the trim 26-year-old has shed a total of 50 pounds, and is living a healthy lifestyle. “I never thought in a million years I’d be that healthy girl who wakes up every morning to exercise,” she said.
Osbourne’s transformation has been life changing. She even confessed to getting emotional on the set of the Shape magazine photo shoot, because it was the first time she had ever been in a two piece bikini. Mother, Sharon Osbourne, also got emotional on the set of The Talk, after seeing behind the scenes footage of her daughters photo shoot.
Cheers to you, Shape magazine, for putting Osbourne on the cover. Your readers are real people, and it’s refreshing to see a real person who has struggled with real weight issues on the cover instead of a sickly skinny model.