Hairspray's Marissa Jaret Winokur has been sporting quite the new look lately. The actress recently lost 60 lbs, she tells The Insider.
But Jaret Winokur says her dramatic weight loss wasn't a ploy to up her Hollywood star power or change her body for superficial reasons. She did it to improve her own well-being. "When I was a size 14, I was super happy," the Retired at 35 star explains. "The Doctor [was] saying I'm not healthy...so I need[ed] to change my way of life. But, interestingly enough, there are moments in my life [where] I felt more comfortable in that body sometimes than in this body."
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Even though she's now a size 2, Jaret Winokur's still worried she isn't skinny enough for the industry. "I definitely have moments where I'll go to an audition or a meeting and girls are just so much skinnier," the actress says. "I'm still in Hollywood. I still will be considered a chubby actress."
Jaret Winokur also worries she won't be able to keep her new physique. Explaining why she has held on to her plus-size wardrobe, the actress says, "I'm sure I'll gain it all back. I know it's horrible, but here's the thing ... my fear is, what do you do? I have jeans that fit me great and what if I gain it back? I need those jeans."
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