Ricki Lake: From Size 24 to Skinny

Ricki Lake weighed 200 pounds when, at age 19, she was cast as the happily heavyset Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 John Waters movie, Hairspray. The now-svelte Lake recalls how, at the time, she was proud of her size. "Being fat worked, and I think that was what was confusing for me for a long time in my career," Lake, 42, said. Today, Lake says she looks and feels better than ever -- she's lost more than 130 pounds from her peak weight and has kept it off for 15 years. "To have almost 130...Full Story
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