This is the role that nominated Sidibe for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
The 33-year-old actress, originally from Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York has always struggled with her weight, and was dieting by the time she was 6 years old.
Despite her size, she has an incredible amount of self-confidence, and that’s a huge accomplishment for a plus-sized Hollywood actress.
She had battled bulimia as a child and was already dieting by age 6. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Gabby underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery, a surgery that removes 80% of the stomach.
She hasn’t revealed how much she has lost, but people claim it’s around the 100 pound area.
She has since taken to social media to show off her transformation, and she has also written a memoir called This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare, where subjects such as depression, weight and many other issues are discussed.
“If I could just get the world to see me the way I see myself,” she writes, “would my body still be a thing you walked away thinking about?”
What do you think of Gabby’s weight loss? She’s nothing short of amazing no matter which size she is.