Kelly Osbourne is finally coming around to the idea that she can be a gorgeous cover model like the best of them. Though she nearly fainted at the roomful of bikinis greeting her on arrival at her SHAPE magazine shoot, the reality star soon relaxed and opened up about her weight loss journey. RadarOnline.com has exclusive excerpts from her interview.
“I was called fat and ugly in the press almost my entire life,” Osbourne, 26, revealed to SHAPE. “I understand that being judged by others comes with the territory, but it broke my heart and ruined my self esteem. It sets you up to hate yourself in a huge way. I was so angry about the things people said about me. I truly believe it’s the main reason I turned to Vicodin and ended up in rehab three times. I just hated myself.”
Calling herself an “emotional eater,” Osbourne’s path to healthy living began when she appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Her partner Louis van Amstel filled her in on nutrition habits like eating a high-protein, low-carb diet. “He made me eat turkey burgers and salads...Then I started losing weight and realized, ‘Oh, it’s true what they say: Diet and exercise really work!’ ”
Osbourne continues her fitness regime thanks to a solid support group. “My girlfriends and I just started doing plyometrics,” she added. “It’s a killer—it hurts so much. But when you walk out of there, you’re like, ‘I can’t believe I just did that and my body looks this good.’”
Over the last nine months, the reality star lost another 30 pounds and her current weight loss total is 50.
“I used to eat chips and cookies and drink soda all day long,” she admitted. “I had to start making better choices.”
At 5’2 and 112 pounds, she is happy with where she is at. So much so that she can now allow herself some treats.
“I indulge with pizza and cheese—I love Brie—and have cookies sometimes. But now, when I’m full? I stop eating! It may have taken me 26 years to figure it out, but I’ve finally learned how to do it right.”