Melissa McCarthy and her weight loss have fans wondering whether the “Mike & Molly” star will be as funny now as she was before. But learning about McCarthy’s secret about how she was able to shed some of the extra pounds seems to confirm that while McCarthy might have lost some weight, she hasn’t lost any of her to positive attitude towards life or plus-size women.
Melissa McCarthy’s weight loss became apparent when the comedian brightened up the camera for her latest clothing collection “Melissa McCarthy Seven7,” reports Today Style on December 10. When the actress and fashion designer revealed her holiday ad campaign with stunning blouses and leggings and herself wrapped up in a string of Christmas lights, her fans reacted on social media to her much leaner look with “stunning” and “amazing.”
The secret to losing weight – and keeping a positive attitude – lies for Melissa, who was just nominated for a Golden Globe award for best actress for her role in “Spy,” in not letting your weight dominate your life. “I truly stopped worrying about it,” Melissa said. “I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked.”
Melissa McCarthy, 45, has turned the focus of rigidly trying to lose weight to finding the right clothing for the right woman. Her desire to make fashion more fun and accessible for plus-size women prompted her “Melissa McCarthy Seven7” clothing line.
As the actress writes on MelissaMcCarthy.com, “Creating this line has been such an incredible experience, and I’m beyond excited to share it with you. I started sketching and making clothes at an early age and I used to dream of being a designer. Now I’m an actress, and dressing well and experimenting with fashion is still a passion of mine, but I found it harder and harder to find great pieces; not just for the red carpet or a character, but for my everyday life. So when I got the opportunity to design a clothing line, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to build a better closet for myself and other women; interesting seperates, well-made key pieces that can be mixed and matched to express our mood and personal style on any given day.”
“I’ve been every size on the planet and know that I didn’t lose my sense of style just because I went above a size 12.”
The “seasonal inspiration” photos shown on Melissa McCarthy’s website show the actress dressed in leggings, dazzling holiday brights, and surrounded by friends. The actress/designer is all smiles in the festive photos taken by photographer Brian Bowen Smith, and even with the weight loss – Melissa McCarthy is all fun.