Shonda Rhimes Talks About How She Was Treated Differently After Losing Over 130 Pounds

The world can be cruel!

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28 June 2017

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The 47-year-old creator of hit shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, Shonda Rhimes, is also known for her dramatic 130-pound weight loss.

Check out her amazing transformation from 2012 to 2017 below.

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Always one to keep it real, Rhimes admitted in an interview with Extra in 2015 that she hated the whole process of losing weight, "I just changed everything I ate - and I hated all of that - and then I hate exercising and I did that, too, and I hated it the whole time."

And now she is back with another dose of reality in the latest edition of her Shondaland newsletter. She wrote of the newfound attention after her weight loss, "Women I barely knew gushed. And I mean GUSHED. Like I was holding-a-new-baby-gushed. Only there was no new baby. It was just me. In a dress. With makeup on and my hair all did, yes. But ... still the same me. And men? They spoke to me. THEY SPOKE TO ME. Like stood still and had long conversations with me about things. It was disconcerting."

But even more disconcerting, according to Rhimes, "was that all these people suddenly felt completely comfortable talking to me about my body. Telling me I looked 'pretty' or that they were 'proud of me' or that 'wow, you are so hot now' or 'you look amazing! After I lost weight, I discovered that people found me valuable. Worthy of conversation. A person one could look at. A person one could compliment. A person one could admire. You heard me. I discovered that NOW people saw me as a PERSON. What the hell did they see me as before? How invisible was I to them then? How hard did they work to avoid me? What words did they use to describe me? What value did they put on my presence at a party, a lunch, a discussion?"

She realized, "When I was fat, I wasn't a PERSON to these people. Like I had been an Invisible Woman who suddenly materialised in front of them. Poof! There I am. Thin and ready for a chat." But, Rhimes wrote, "Being thinner doesn't make you a different person. It just makes you thinner."

You go, girl!

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