kelly osbourne shape The formerly size-14 star, 26 — who has opened up to Us Weekly before about her new svelte shape – poses on the cover of December’s Shape in a bikini. “I’ve never worn a bikini in my whole life,” says Osbourne, who tells the magazine she’s shed 50 lbs over the past year, USA Today reports. “I was called fat and ugly in the press almost my entire life. “…I understand that being judged by others comes with the territory, but it broke my heart and ruined my self-esteem,” says the 5-foot-2 star, who now weighs 112 lbs. “It sets you up to hate yourself in a huge way. I was so angry about the things people said about me.” The harsh criticism is one the main reasons she turned to Vicodin “and ended up in rehab three times,” she says. “I just hated myself.” Her 2009 stint on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars not only improved her confidence – but also her eating habits. Her dance partner Louis van Amstel taught her how to eat healthy and encouraged her to exercise regularly. “He made me eat turkey burgers and salads and explained to me that a high-protein, low-carb diet would keep me energized,” she says. “Then I started losing weight and realized, ‘Oh, it’s true what they say: Diet and exercise really work!'” Article by Omg! Yahoo *     *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *       *       *      *      *      *      *      * It’s a nice change to see someone who knows what it’s like to be overweight and ridiculed speak up. Many great celebrities speak out about the pressure to be thin or what it’s like to be judged, but many of them have always been considered ideal and can’t relate as well. Kelly’s words on being heavier are honest and powerful – about how pressure and lack of acceptance can destroy self esteem and make you more vulnerable to doing harmful things like drug use to counteract depression or self-hate. It’s great to see that Kelly has lost the weight in a healthy way as well, and also found something she enjoyed while she was doing it. Unfortunately, there is a part that upsets me about the attention Kelly is getting now. I think it shows that society is quick to make someone an outcast and doesn’t really care about someone when they don’t fit the image of perfection. The only time I heard about Kelly in the past was when she was being ridiculed for bad behavior or her appearance. Now that she’s thin, she’s everywhere and every magazine is talking about how hot she is. I don’t think that sends a great message, but I hope that Kelly keeps speaking up about her experience being overweight to raise awareness about the pressures we create and face as a society.