Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe has been showing off her new weight loss on social media.
The actress, who took Hollywood by storm with her breakout role in the critically acclaimed 2009 film “Precious,” hasn’t revealed exactly how she lost weight or how many pounds she’s lost. But Sidibe is noticeably slimmer in several images and she talks about making healthier eating choices in some photo captions.
“Packed healthy snacks for work like I’m running away from home,” she wrote under one image.
The self-confident talent, who currently stars on Fox’s hit drama “Empire,” was surprised by an onslaught of messages from fans and supporters complimenting her weight loss.
In a photo of her sporting a Notorious B.I.G. t-shirt, Sidibe wrote underneath: “Um… That Instagram photo was mostly about showing off my Biggie Smalls t-shirt and laid wig but…ya know… That’s cool too.”
Even at her heaviest, the New York City native redefined Hollywood stereotypes and worked constantly after her starring turn in “Precious.”
Sidibe has starred on TV series like “The Big C,” “American Horror Story,” and “Difficult People;” as well as appearing in films like “Tower Heist,” “Top Five,” “Seven Psychopaths” and “Grimsby.”