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Star Jones admitted to lying about getting knifed-up with gastric bypass surgery to lose weight. You mean her lazy ass didn’t exercise those 300 pounds off within a week? SMH. Via People Magazine:
Star Jones Reynolds has been candid about many issues in her life – getting fired from The View or rumors that her marriage was failing – but she’s remained mum about the secret behind her weight loss. Now, in the September issue of Glamour, she’s admitting that, yes, she had gastric bypass surgery – despite previously denying she had the procedure. Why the denial? “First, I didn’t know if the surgery would work,” she writes in the first-person essay. “I had spent my entire adult life telling everyone that I was fine with the way I looked. I never thought I’d have to explain it. “But the complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me.”
Jones Reynolds, 45, begins her Glamour essay on Aug. 19, 2003, the day of her surgery, and she writes, “I was so angry: How had I allowed myself to get to 307 pounds?” Tracking her weight loss over the years – peaking after she rapidly gained about 75 lbs. following her 40th birthday – Jones Reynolds describes feeling lonely and using food as a tool to fill the void. “Whenever I felt lonely, a Double Whopper with cheese became my friend. If I felt sad, six strips of bacon made me feel better.”
“Even though I claimed to be just fine with my weight, I saw how other women [colleagues] were treated like the girlfriend, while I was treated like the good friend, she writes about her first job with NBC News in 1991. “To compensate for my insecurities, I spoke louder and ate more.”
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