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Amber Riley, Who Plays Mercedes on 'Glee,' Drops Two Dress Sizes: Does She Look Cuter Now?

Living 2012/02/24 22:00:00
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Holy Mercedes! Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on "Glee," has slimmed down in a major way. "I dropped two dress sizes!" she told People, after revealing her trimmer bod at the NAACP Image Awards last week.



But the 26-year-old actress wasn't inspired by vanity ... chronic stomach pains sent her to the doctor last July. "I decided I was going to make a change and eat healthier," she tells the mag, explaining that she stopped eating the fast food and burgers that were "attacking" her stomach.

Seven months later, she's feeling (and seeing) the results. "I'm a lot more comfortable in dresses, especially gowns," she says. Which means Mercedes has to change her wardrobe, too. "They bought a lot of new clothes for me and we have to take in a lot of my pants and dresses," she explains.

That said, we think Mercedes looks beautiful at any size ... and she agrees. "I've always been comfortable with my size," Riley tells People. "I just decided it was time to get healthy." Do you think Mercedes looks cuter with her slimmer figure? Or did you like seeing her on the show as a curvier role model for young girls?
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  • Erin 2012/02/24 18:42:25
    Yes
    Erin
    +11
    At the end they add a curvier role model for younger girls - but I think she is more of a role model now - not because she lost weight.... but because she is choosing a healthier lifestyle - which is the problem in the first place

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  • liz is still alive 2012/02/25 00:27:22
    Yes
    liz is still alive
    +1
    Cuter, yes. But she shouldn't have to loose weight because of the media.
    If she's eating healthier, then good for her. I just hope she's not trying to starve herself to get thinner.
  • S123 liz is ... 2012/02/25 02:31:28
    S123
    She says it was for heath reasons, hopefully that's true.
  • Ejayt7 2012/02/25 00:08:49
    Yes
    Ejayt7
    +1
    AND so, she needs to reduce some more sizes!
  • king bennett 2012/02/24 23:57:32
    Yes
    king bennett
    yes
  • Joey 2012/02/24 23:46:46
    Yes
    Joey
    +2
    I hope she can come down some more .. for her health .
  • *T.O.P* ♥ MY OPPA <3 2012/02/24 23:44:09
    Yes
    *T.O.P* ♥ MY OPPA <3
    she's cute either way to me, but im glad she's looks happier and that's all that matters.
  • Lessie 2012/02/24 23:30:13
    Yes
    Lessie
    +1
    Most importantly her eyes are wider/brighter and more smile--she's feeling better
  • Maleficent 2012/02/24 23:21:39
    Yes
    Maleficent
    she almost look like Jennifer Hudson. Mostly everyone looks a lot better when they slim down.
  • ☯Trent-Tastic☯ 2012/02/24 23:15:45
    No
    ☯Trent-Tastic☯
    I'm sorry, but to me she looks like she's just wearing a girtle.... She looks uncomfortable. A beautiful woman should feel comfortable in her own skin.
  • Lessie ☯Trent-... 2012/02/24 23:29:03
    Lessie
    +2
    Spanx, etc. is probably used like on many celebs, but her top', face, and arms look thinner. Soon she'll be dancing
  • hari 2012/02/24 23:08:17
    Yes
    hari
    As such as normal person is okay - but still some excess with weight training in gym is needed to be reduced - then only it can be defined either as cute or curvy .
  • Maci 2012/02/24 23:07:07
  • Aly Hart 2012/02/24 22:59:17 (edited)
    Yes
    Aly Hart
    +3
    I can hear it now: "SELLOUT! TRAITOR! *obnoxious chewing*"
  • Death F... Aly Hart 2012/02/25 01:30:44
    Death Faerie
    +3
    gross..but I imagine the people bitching about her weight loss looks like this or prefers to date this.
  • ☯Trent-... Aly Hart 2012/02/25 05:02:50
    ☯Trent-Tastic☯
    Oh my god that kinda looks like Rachel Barry D:
  • Aly Hart ☯Trent-... 2012/02/25 05:08:12
    Aly Hart
    Who? o.o
  • ☯Trent-... Aly Hart 2012/02/25 05:11:19
    ☯Trent-Tastic☯
    Uhm, the chick from Glee, the main bratty chick with two dads... rachel barry
  • Aly Hart ☯Trent-... 2012/02/25 05:24:09
    Aly Hart
    Oh. I don't watch Glee, I wouldn't know. :D
  • Angela Chambers 2012/02/24 22:52:18
    Yes
    Angela Chambers
    She looks amazing :)
  • Happy212121 2012/02/24 22:46:01
    Yes
    Happy212121
    +5
    She looks cutier in a healthier way...I guess. But Soda-COME ON!! This was just an excuse to write about her weight and get people all reffed up about the topic of being a fat a**. I mean look how you ended the article....asking the reader if we preferred her bigger so girls have a curvier role model. She's not skinny all of a sudden and you know it. She is still VERY much "curvy!" She could go down like 4 more dress sizes and she would still be "curvy"! The writers here always word articles just well enough to make them sound like their being neutral but really they are trying to instigate others to say the cruel sh*t they are thinking. Soooooo obvious Soda......
    And btw, NO ONE should search for role models on tv! =)
  • Death F... Happy21... 2012/02/25 01:32:37
    Death Faerie
    +3
    AMEN!!! She looks better but she could stand to lose a couple more dress sizes. And I'm sick and tired of fat people referring to themselves as curvy. Rolls are not curves.
  • Bigbrowneyes 2012/02/24 22:40:38
    Yes
    Bigbrowneyes
    Very nice. :)
  • no one here 2012/02/24 22:38:43
    Yes
    no one here
    I think so, she reminds me of my Sister (lol) Black Women remind me of family. Just like a sister, I cannot tell how they look really. So, I think she is a good person, probably real wise to talk with...
  • Michael 2012/02/24 22:35:45
    Yes
    Michael
    +1
    She still has a way to go, though. She should consider Marilyn Monroe, a size 14, as a good target.
  • ~Doll P... Michael 2012/02/27 02:03:12
    ~Doll Princess~
    actually, Marilyn Monroe would been closer to a 10 in our sizes. Vintage sizing was different from the system we use now.
  • Bruno Costa 2012/02/24 21:26:55
    Yes
    Bruno Costa
    +1
    She's fat like Godzilla!
  • Ariana Irizarry 2012/02/24 20:55:16
    Yes
    Ariana Irizarry
  • chyna 2012/02/24 20:25:35
    Yes
    chyna
    i'm so happy for her ^__^
  • SEAL76 2012/02/24 19:34:59
    Yes
    SEAL76
    +1
    She is also healthier.
  • ClaudiaSantos 2012/02/24 19:27:07
    Yes
    ClaudiaSantos
    definitely look better now
  • Rock 2012/02/24 19:12:39
    Yes
    Rock
    +2
    Two dress sizes in 7 months, seriously! From what, a 24 to a 22? She's still a heart attack waiting to happen.
  • AmyLMccluskey-murphy 2012/02/24 18:48:08
    No
    AmyLMccluskey-murphy
    +3
    No one on Glee is cute. ANyone staring on Glee is a pathetic cruel joke.
  • Osk AmyLMcc... 2012/02/24 23:28:17
    Osk
    Than why do you watch it??
  • AmyLMcc... Osk 2012/02/28 14:57:41
    AmyLMccluskey-murphy
    actually here's the surprise I DON'T
  • Osk AmyLMcc... 2012/02/28 15:06:15
    Osk
    Then don't comment on something you do not watch
  • AmyLMcc... Osk 2012/03/16 20:58:41
  • AmyLMcc... Osk 2012/03/19 23:55:43
    AmyLMccluskey-murphy
    I like angering the fans stupid enough to watch this p.o.s show and it is just that the absolute worst show on T.V.
  • Osk AmyLMcc... 2012/03/20 00:44:31
    Osk
    There are worse shows then this... trust me
  • Merry AmyLMcc... 2012/02/25 01:14:33
    Merry
    Chris Colfer is cute, dammit.
    chris colfer cute dammit

    And Darren Criss, too!
    chris colfer cute dammit darren criss

    Don't be hatin'.
  • Kelly.TheQueen 2012/02/24 18:46:40
    Yes
    Kelly.TheQueen
    +2
    She's still "curvy" . . . .getting healthy is ALWAYS a good idea!

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