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Raven-Symoné Has Dropped Mega Weight — But She Says She Was Just As Fabulous Before!

Thu, January 6, 2011 4:58pm EDT by Add first Comment
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Raven-Symoné showed off a svelte new figure at the People’s Choice Awards Jan. 5, but she really doesn’t want to talk about it!

Former Disney starlet Raven-Symoné has shed more than 30 pounds since 2008, but she hates all the attention she’s getting because of her slimmed down look.

“Actually, now I wear bigger clothes because I don’t like the way people stare at me,” the 25-year-old performer told ‘s Dahvi Shira at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles Jan. 5. “I liked it before. Now, you’re just looking at me for the wrong reasons. Before, you were actually looking at me for a real reason.”

Raven — who’s been on TV her entire life, starting with The Cosby Show in 1989 — talked in 2009 about being sick of being criticized for her weight.

“People come up to me and have certain words for me, but you know what I do? I say, ‘I’m healthy, I exercise, I believe in myself, and I think I’m beautiful,'” she said. “You just have to learn how to transform the pressures into something that doesn’t soak into you on a personal level. You see it, you breathe past it, you don’t let it sink into your self-esteem.”

So how did the That’s So Raven star spark her mega loss? “I’ve been not stressing,” she admitted. “I’ve been in my own house, decorating and finding hobbies.”

We love Raven’s self confidence — and most importantly, that she’s happy and healthy!

–Kirstin Benson

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