Melissa McCarthy Shows Off Jaw-Dropping Slimdown in New Photos

Melissa McCarthy People's Choice Awards 2015 headshotAll eyes have been on funny lady Melissa McCarthy's slow and steady weight loss for a while now, but when she stepped out at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night, her appearance was met with gasps. The Mike & Molly star looked significantly slimmer in a black pantsuit with bold leather panels, a coordinating black clutch with gold hardware, and Forevermark jewelry.

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Check out her new look.

Melissa McCarthy People's Choice Awards 2015

Stunning, right?

Melissa herself hasn't spoken publicly about her weight loss, but in November 2014, Star reported that a friend of the comedian said she's lost 45 pounds on a low-carb diet packed with protein. "She's been making small changes and seeing big results," the source noted. "It’s given her a real confidence boost."

Love that, and you can definitely see that newfound confidence! She's totally radiant!

Goes to show that you don't have to go to extremes -- fad diets, intimidating boot camps, or plastic surgery -- to achieve noticeable, healthy weight loss. The source highlighted the fact that the actress is all about taking a measured approach, explaining, "Melissa knows that fans love her big and beautiful, and she’s not obsessed with dieting. She’s looking for a happy medium."

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And there's also something to be said for the reason Melissa's reportedly gotten serious about improving her wellness: "Melissa realized she wasn’t being as healthy as she could be," the source told Star. "She wants to set a good example for her kids, and she wants to be around to become a grandmother, too."

Talk about a genuine, heartfelt motivation for making healthy change! No wonder Melissa's so clearly devoted to being the happiest, healthiest version of herself.

What do you think about Melissa's new look and weight loss strategy?

 

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