Kelly Clarkson, Then and Now

Kelly Clarkson – Then and Now

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I’ve been asked to do a fast comparison between the Kelly Clarkson from a few years back and Kelly today, especially since she’s put on a visible amount of weight. I’m not a fan of reporting weight gain (unless it’s on Lindsay Lohan or Victoria Beckham), but take a look at the pics: on the left, Kelly at the lower end of her weight fluctuation range and on the left, Kelly a few days ago, while performing in a concert.

Here are 2 more pictures of Kelly when she was around her lowest weight:

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Wow, she has an amazing figure in the black dress!

The only thing I’m gonna say is that this girl fluctuates a lot and that can’t be good for her. If I were her, I’d settle at a maintainable weight, even if a little higher than the ideal. What  do you all say?

See more pics of Kelly at her current weight after the jump!

If you wanna see Kelly looking pretty good in a bikini a little over a year ago, click here!

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Rose
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Rose

damn. she's big O.o

Ela
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I was just waiting for you to post these.

Kelly gets so much grief for her body and she's clearly naturally a heavier weight but slims down from time to time. I don't think she looks good in the new photos but if she's happy and confident then who cares?

However… those glitter inserts in her flared jeans are hideous.

Samantha
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Samantha

porker

Mary
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Mary

by definition, she's overweight and that's not healthy

Instant
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Instant

I do think she's a bit heavier than she should be. I hope that it's more to do with neglect/poor diet(because those are easily remedied) and not due to a health problem(like thyroid problems). She should start eating better and exercising more, but I don't think she should punish herself and try to go back to what she was at the start of her career, she's not a teen anymore and that body may be out of the realm of healthily obtained.

And I don't think calling her a porker or insulting her is very constructive, what's the point?

julia
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julia

oh my, i never acknowledged how good she looked in that Stones shirt, until now.. wow, she's gained so much weight, it definitely isnt a little weight gain, its completely unhealthy to be looking like that. I wonder if she's going thru a rough time because u just dont let yourself go that way, especially in the music industry.

Elena
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Elena

I know this might be hard for her, but she should take care of her weight and her weight fluctuations 'cause it's really not good for her health.

She should stop at a normal weight for her, a weight she could carry easily, like somewhere between the first two photos, even if I adore her look in the first one…

I really like her, she's so sweet, has a nice face and great songs.

Lorena
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Wow, I am quite shocked. I hadn't realized the amount of weight she had gained! I agree with everyone who said that she is probably naturally a bigger build. However, I do think that she would look amazing if she just toned up a bit. I don't think someone has to be stick thin to be beautiful, but I think she is starting to look on the unhealthy side. Just like I think LaLohan is on the unhealthy side.

BTW Ela is right. Those glitter inserts are ew.

sar
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I am so sick of everyone saying having a little weight on you is unhealthy, like they are the health police. i don't mean to pick a fight but it's in poor taste to assume someone is unhealthy just because they used to be thinner. it's also no reflection on their character – whether someone is self-disciplined, cares about their body, or can make good choices – all of those things manifest in many different ways. you can't let people tell you to stay thin "because it's healthy" when you know they are really insinuating something else. she is free… Read more »
BlackEssence
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BlackEssence

Sorry, but weight fluctuating IS unhealthy for you. Not only does it raise your risks of cancer, but also diabetes, gallstones and altimerzers.

Sense would dictate, that if you gained a substantial amount of weight that it's due to a poor diet and exercise = unhealthy. Mind you, a skinny person can also be unhealthy.

True, she is free to do as she pleases…but being a person in the public eye, that also leaves viewers free to comment on it.

Good luck to her, I do like Kelly.

BlackEssence
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BlackEssence

wow, what a difference. She's always struggled with her weight…but it looks like she just gave up.

I gain weight easily, as a result, I work hard to maintain. She needs to start caring. Forget what the media has to say, but more so for her health.

mEEE
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mEEE

Oy vey! Although Kelly has always been curvy, my only concern here is her health. She never proclaimed to be a bombshell and always showed a positive body image, but I am afraid that at this weight, she may eventually develop health problems.

LauraLoo
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LauraLoo

wow, she got really big

Jennifer
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who cares what weight she is, as long as she is happy and its her singing that got her where she is. Its none of our business and some peoples comments are awful, i spect those who do comment like that are just doing it to make themselves feel better.

mdw
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SHE should care, that's who. Even if it isnt about looks, I guarantee her BMI is in the overweight category. She has way too much excess body fat. You can see it plain as day.

Kudos to her if she is comfortable with how she LOOKS, but it always should be about more than that.

I dont want the whole 'who says she isnt healthy' replies. Look at her. how can someone say that is healthy

Gigi
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Gigi

No offense but if its "none of our business", then why are you here in the first place? Surely if you believe that its "none of our business" you wouldn't be browsing through a website that discusses celebrities' bodies. And sorry, but I think its naive to say that "as long as she is happy" then thats all that matters. Her health matters, hon. At her height, she looks on the verge of becoming obese and thats not something people should be applauding her for.

slitt
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slitt

u need to realise that everyone is not built to be skinny. some people have underlying health issues that cause them to gain weight quicker than others so u need to keep that in mind. the fact that she has fluctuated shows that she is concious of her weight and does try to maintain it. the problem with that is when she has an upset in her personal life all the weight will catch up with her. so that's why they say u shouldn't judge a person until u walk a mile in their shoes.

Hikaru
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Hikaru

You made it sound like slim people are just naturally blessed and that they don’t have any personal problems or health issues of their own. I have many friends who maintain their figure (even after childbirth, even though they’re already in their 30s, 40s, 50s) through exercise and diet. I also know friends who are overweight, don’t exercise nor diet but just blame it on their genes. So who’s really the one judging here? I’m not talking about being skinny… I’m talking about staying within healthy weight range.

LotsOfLove
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LotsOfLove

If it took her a year to add this extra weight, and she continues on this same path, by next year she will be very large.

She better reign it in.

Kristy
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Kristy

I agree, this kind of fluctuating is no good for your health and (in my experience) as you get older, the weight gets harder to lose, and I predict every time she gains weight she'll go that bit bigger.

Anon
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Anon

I agree that its better for her to stick to a maintainable weight even if it's slightly higher than your normal "pop star". But going from low to this high cannot be good.

sar
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touche – well said.

sar
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(That was to BlackEssence).

I think at the end of the day I feel offended that people think she's too heavy. I imagine all these people walking around looking at me the same way. It feels unfair for people to be able to hide behind this veil of "that's not healthy" when they don't seem to realize that their entire definition of "fat" is completely out of whack in the first place.

Instant
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Instant
I can say with all honesty that my entire definition of fat is not out of whack. I used to be a size 8. 3 kids, and a few years of depression later, I am now a size 18. I know I'm never going to be a size 8 again, but I also know that at my current size I am not healthy. Granted, I'm not exhibiting all of the health issues associated with my weight(joint problems, diabetes, etc…), but that doesn't mean I should dismiss any health concerns just because I'm not experiencing them right now. I'm not saying… Read more »
Gigi
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Gigi
Well, you have to realize that, as much as it sucks, people (yes, me included) are judging her because she IS an entertainer and there IS a certain image you have to maintain. They are expected to look good. It might suck but it's the way it is, and when someone decides they want to be famous, they have to realize that they are opening the doors for people to judge them. You shouldn't personally feel offended because you are not an entertainer and therefore, people aren't judging you and you are not expected to fit in to the celebrity… Read more »
Kae
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"there IS a certain image you have to maintain"

"they are expected to look good"

I'm having some trouble with your comments. No, she doesn't have to do anything. It is her life and you do not know what's going on in it. Period.

I agree that she's gained weight, but come on, be realistic. Not every celebrity is going to be drop dead gorgeous. She's a singer, not a model. You may want to judge her by her merits, she has been quite successful. Dang…

Instant
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Instant
"Well, you have to realize that, as much as it sucks, people (yes, me included) are judging her because she IS an entertainer and there IS a certain image you have to maintain. They are expected to look good." The fact that she's an entertainer is NOT the reason I am judging her change in weight. I don't think that entertainers should be held to a more strict(or almost impossible to obtain/maintain) ideal concerning their weight than us normal people would hold ourselves and other normal people to. If you don't expect your sister/friend/cousin to be insanely fit/toned/what have you,… Read more »
Gigi
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Gigi
Jesus, people, you're acting like I was the one who invented the media's expectation of women being thin. I acknowledged that it sucks and I'm not saying that it's RIGHT that's shes being judged but it's the truth. Look at all the comments here, for f**k's sake! You think people would be discussing the same things if it was a non-famous woman? No. Nobody would care. Kae: Thank you for generously informing me that she was a singer not a model. I have been living under a rock and I did not know this; I couldn't even tell by the… Read more »
BlackEssence
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BlackEssence
@slitt & Sar I'm not trying to judge her, just being honest. Like I said, I know the struggle, trust me on that one. I was up there in my heaviest, but there is a time in our lives that we have to take responsibility for our choices. She has never been a skinny girl. In fact, she had all my support with all her lovely curves…I'm simply pointing out that she's slipped. Excuses are just that, excuses…it doesn't change the end result. She has always been open about her weight struggle with the media (willfully or not), so it's… Read more »
Leanna
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Leanna

Note of caution: This is what yo-yo dieting does to you!

me
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She wasn't even thin at her lowest weight.

Leanna
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Leanna

It was thin for her body type. She is an endomorph and they never get skinny like ectomorphs. Endomorphs gain both fat and mucle easily so they can get quite big with weight gain.

klara
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klara

she's never been pin-thin, but i really like her thinner shape – sexy. well, she's actually got my body type so i guess i know now what will happen to my body if i stop doing sports and carry on eating crap.

Gigi
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Gigi

She was never skinny or thin but she looked healthy, fit, and toned. Thats good enough for me.

Hikaru
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Hikaru

I’m actually glad that she was never skinny. She looked healthy and toned back then. But now she’s too fleshy. If she’s happy with it, so be it, but if the qn is if I find her too big now? The answer is YES.

Kae
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While I agree that she has gained a substantial amount of weight, I won't assume that it's because of poor diet and lack of exercise. It could be that, or it could be a hypoactive thyroid, which makes it almost impossible to lose weight and keep it off. She is also a yo-yo dieter, which could also be causing her problems. Either way, I hope she's healthy and happy and finds a healthy solution to her weight. I have a few friends with this problem and they feel awful about themselves, even though they can't help it. That's why I… Read more »
DT
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I agree with Gigi and….. I don't believe it but I also partially agree with Instant. Kelly is a very talented woman and it would be a shame if she has a medical problem. However, because she is an entertainer, she will be emulated by kids who look up to her and she should say if it is a medical problem. That would be educational and would also make her an exemplary role model, say like Michael J. Fox. If she is just letting herself go, then she is subject to the comments of anyone in the public arena and… Read more »
Instant
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Instant

Thanks DT 🙂

Kae
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Well, we have a difference of opinion here. If she were to have a medical problem, she may not want to discuss with the rest of the world. Weight issues and metabolic disorders can be viewed as embarrassing for people to discuss. While I admire Michael J. Fox for his openness regarding his battle with Parkinson's, it's slightly different. Look at Kate Winslett, for example. She seems to talk about her battles with her weight and now people are accusing her of talking about it too much. I think Kelly wants to be known for her incredible voice, not her… Read more »
Jen
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She looks like a Biggest Loser contestant on her first day.

Instant
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Instant

You have a very skewed view if you really believe that.

Ramie
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Ramie

Actually, she does.

Instant
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Instant

"Actually, she does." what? The poster has a skewed view, or Kelly looks like a "Biggest Loser" contestant on their first day? I've never seen a "Biggest Loser" contestant that was Kelly's size(they're a lot bigger) on the first day.

KairiKawaii
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KairiKawaii

This is really surprising! Hopefully she will cut out the junk food! (If that's the cause…hopefully it's not thyroid related.) But – I had read in a health magazine that women with a lot of excess upper body weight are at higher risk for heart problems, and since it looks like Kelly has a bit of excess upper body weight, it is a cause for concern. She isn't obese, though, just overweight. Again, hopefully it isn't a thyroid condition because those are hell to deal with!

kb
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i never thought she was thin before until i see those pictures side by side. she looked great back then.

Kellie
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Kellie

That's really unfortunate. I still love her thin or not so thin. Her voice is amazing. Her weight will not diminish that.

toobz
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toobz

good point. and your right she looks smokin' in the stones shirt!

britmel
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britmel

thats so true. i never thot she was thin. i always thot she was heavy. but compared to this pic.. yeahhh. shes was way thin back then. i guess thsi is what happens to all of us, if we dont keep up a diet, exercise and most importantly, use any surgery. i bet kim kardashian wud look like this withotu surgery and exericise

Sarah
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Sarah

She looks so beautiful in the pic of her in the stones shirt…Dude she needs to start focusing on her image or else her career is gone to the s—s..Im sorry but its true, unfortunatly its not enough to have a beautiful voice in the music biz u gotta look good above all!

bigvinamac
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damn i didn't know she was that big. she's a pretty girl but she needs to toned up a bit. i don't think she's fat because she's not but i do think she needs to take care of her body.

wink
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wink

She's looking even bigger than the last time I saw her on SNL. First of all, that outfit is terribly unflattering. Secondly, she's always been curvy. I really liked the way she looked before. I think it's time that V-bert gave her a call and got her on Jenny Craig, JMO.

Erin
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Erin

She's fat.

Emma
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Emma

Yes Kelly has gained weight, but she obviously isn't employing a stylist who can still make her look good. Just because one has gained weight doesn't mean one can't look their best when it is part of your job. She looks really gross in these pictures, but is is more the clothing and lack of hair styling than it is the weight gain.

Dermot
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Dermot

Bulls— to the people who are saying she must be happy.Look at her shes not healthy imagine how the poor girl feels. I Have a eating problem and im a boy i could never imagine looking like that. I Love kelly though i just feel she let herself go,im shocked.

Sarah
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Sarah

I´ve only seen TBL Australia but there have actually beem some girls who started out looking like Kelly (Fiona Falkiner for example). Not ALL the contestants are morbidly obese.

s.
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I'm going to have to agree with DT on this one. (!!!! i know im shocked too!!!) I am usually all for ladies who are a bit curvier. Kelly Clarkson seems to be a yo yo dieter, and at her heaviest weight currently. i can't imagine she feels that she is at her top physical shape or fitness level at this weight. You simply can't be. Anyone who says she can be in shape this large is being very naive. I think she's a lovely young lady, and perhaps it was too much media exposure too soon, but i have… Read more »
Kae
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No Gigi, I do not think that you invented the media expectation that female celebrities should be thin, but you are perpetuating it aren't you? You were stating that she needs to keep up her appearance because she's a celebrity right? My point was that maybe, just maybe, this person has other things going on in her life that might be causing her weight problem. I think that people should start thinking outside the box and stop jumping to conclusions about other people's weight. Maybe she's been working on it already, we really don't know. Maybe she's a couch potato,… Read more »
paula
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paula

she had a really nice curvy body! poor girl

Michelle
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Michelle

I don't care what size she is or how she looks in her clothes, because everyone is shaped differently, but i would love to see her healthier. If she IS healthy but has a medical problem then that is different. If its from unhealthy choices than i hope she takes care of herself. But I love her voice, she is one damn good singer. 🙂

VK
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I totally agree with you s. At this size she is not the fitest she's ever been, nowhere near I'd say. Women this large are typically not healthy. This is not her natural body size, few people are meant to be this big naturally, you can tell that she isn't supposed to be this big either because she looked so much healthier and more attractive when she was slim and curvy. She does not look fine, she looks like she has some serious psychological issues with herself or her life and she binge eats to cope with this. I find… Read more »
andnobody
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andnobody

wow!! damn…she's big!

maybe she is sick or something…an eating disorder…who knows?

Michelle
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Michelle

Very Good Point VK

pia
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OMG!!!! are u kidding mee??????!! she is so fat i can't believe this :O!!

woow i'm totally surprised, she is so big!!!!!!!

anna
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anna

OoOohh does it relly?I'm scared..I'm always 10kgs up and down, what if it get's worst??:o

Miranda
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Miranda

I agree. I'm not usually one to get on celebs for being overweight, I mean it's their body afterall, but she looks pretty bad now. I think this is one of those times where you could say she let herself go. But oh well, she still has a great voice.

anonymous
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anonymous

Your over exaggeration is insulting. Is she overweigth? Yes. Is it enough to say "so fat" and "so big" with all the exclamation points and emoticons you used? No.

mel
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actually she is more succesful now. all i ever wanted has been more succesful than any of the other 3 she has. her career is not gone to the s—s if she doesnt change because she still has the true fans who dont care about her weight and still love her for who she is. she a beautiful person and an amazing atist. thats wat is gonna keep her in the business. how bout people stop looking for the bad in kelly and look for the good. guaranteed you a gonna find wayyyyyyyyyyyy more good than bad!!!!

mel
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people like you PISS me off. you are the problem with society today. all you care about is what people look like. how bout you try looking at the true person on the inside. thats wat really matters. she is not fat. im bigger than she is and you making stupid little comments is offensive to me. i WISH i looked like kelly!

Kristy
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Kristy

But we have no idea what she is like on the inside, all we can do is judge her appearance, which surely is why you're on this site?

KairiKawaii
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KairiKawaii

To Mel: Maybe you don't want to deal with the fact that you're probably overweight, too. It's not all about how people look, but they SHOULD take care of their bodies for health reasons.

KairiKawaii
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KairiKawaii
Wow…I re-read my comment and I sounded mean, huh? Sorry about that. I just get irritated because it seems like people that are a bit overweight get really sensitive when a celebrity that gains weight gets criticized. She shouldn't be criticized just for appearance sake. But what eats me is that being overweight can cause different health problems and so because she is famous and has a fan following, she should take time to think about how her decisions are going to affect people that want to be like her. (I know it sucks, but that's how it is for… Read more »
Kae
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Please don't assume that those of us who have defended Kelly are overweight ourselves. I just think it's important for people to exercise some diplomacy when they make comments about other people's weight, that's all. It's so easy to make judgements just by looking at a picture. I just hope that Kelly finds a healthy solution to her weight fluctuations:)

DT
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Just curious… how many of you think the star pictured actually reads these posts??

Becky
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Becky
As much as some people would like to think that she isn't "fat" here, it's clear that she is overweight. If she wants to maintain her health, she really needs to start exercising and eating right. However, its safe to assume that Kelly knows this. You cannot gain that much weight and not realize what is happening to your body, and I'm sure that she is hurting emotionally from not only the changes her body is under, but from the scrutinization that she is receiving from the general public. I hope that Kelly decides on a weight that is good… Read more »
Vera
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Vera

This can't be healthy. I tend to prefer the curvy side but this is more than curvy. Before pictures=curvy. Now the poor girl is just getting fat.

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