Broadway’s Marissa Jaret Winokur, also known for her stint on Season 6 of “Dancing With The Stars,” has dropped 60 lbs — going from a size 14 to a size 2. She tells The Insider that she shed the pounds not for vanity’s sake, but for her health.
“When I was a size 14, I was super happy,” she says. “I felt confident in my
body. I don’t think a size really should define who you are, and how you
feel about yourself…the Doctor [was] saying I’m not healthy…so I
need[ed] to change my way of life. But, interestingly enough, there are
moments in my life [where] I felt more comfortable in that body
sometimes than in this body.”
The “Retired at 35” star says that at size 2, she still feels larger than many women in Hollywood. “I definitely have moments where I’ll go to an audition or a meeting and
girls are just so much skinnier … I’m still in Hollywood. I still will
be considered a chubby actress.”
She’s also hanging on to all of her pre-weightloss clothes… just in case. “My fear is, what do you do? I have jeans that fit me great and what if I gain it back? I need those jeans,” she jokes.