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Ricki Lake's Weight Loss

Ricki Lake's Weight Loss

Ricki Lake shares how she lost over 100 pounds in the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.

The 38-year-old former talk show host once weighed in at 250 pounds and now checks in 123 pounds.

On crash dieting in 1991: “… I went on this extreme diet. I used to faint because I wasn’t eating and I was always exercising.”

On the most exciting thing about her new weight
: “For the longest time, when I was very heavy, I couldn’t cross my legs. I couldn’t physically do it. LOVE that I can cross my legs now … Even my shoe size is changing. My Jimmy Choos are too big now.”

On what she thinks of super-skinny actresses
: “I think I have no wrinkles because I always had fat on my face. Really skinny girls age so fast.”

Ricki debuted her new fab body (size 24 to 4!) at the premiere of her documentary The Business of Being Born at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival on last month in New York City.

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Credit: Us Weekly; Photos: Getty/Brad Barket
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50 Responses to “Ricki Lake's Weight Loss”

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  1. 1
    PJ Says:

    She looks great, but there’s no way she wears a size 4. Maybe a 6 or 8.

  2. 2
    Eva Says:

    why is her head so big in proportion to her body?

  3. 3
    Lindsay Says:

    The magazine cover was photoshopped to make her look a little smaller than what it really was. But the premiere pictures (not photoshopped) is DEFINITELY NOT A SIZE 4 — 8 OR 10 IS MORE LIKE IT.

  4. 4
    Damn Says:

    Go Ricki!

  5. 5
    A SLife Says:

    Whatever size she is looks great. She looks like a different person …and I think she is right about the wrinkles comment!

  6. 6
    Lila Says:

    Defitnitely a 10-14. She’s larger than me and I’m a 6. My oldest sister is a 10 and she’s smaller than Ricki, too.

    You may not have as many wrinkles if you stay a larger weight but…her top half, you know? Fleshy arms and very small bust. This is what happens to most of us girls when we lose a lot of weight- especially if we do it too quickly. Why wear such an unflattering, ill-fitting dress if you’re a slim size 4?

    I totally support people being confident about their bodies but she’s *not* being confident about her body because she’s *obviously lying* about her size and shape.

    I’ve always thought she was very pretty. It’s her eyes.

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    lita Says:

    She could be a 4. Some girls have more flesh, but their frame is really small. Dolly Parton used to look big, but now that she’s thin, she’s super tiny – one of the tiniest women out there, yet she’s not as bony as Nicole Richie.

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    kara Says:

    if RL is 123 lbs my scale must be broken… NO WAY

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    izzidaisy Says:

    She looks great. She worked hard for it and she should be proud and maintain it. Some people carry weight differently. After losing 29LBs, I’m 140LBS and I wear a size 8. 8 years ago I was 125lbs and wore a size 8. I think in different times in your life with weight loss your proportion changes, you might have a smaller waist, but your arms are still big – look at Oprah and many people who have lost weight – the fat on the arms are the last to go. It varies person to person and don’t forget the shorter you are the fatter you look even when you add just a few pounds. Bottom line – she looks great

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    Pandora Says:

    I so agree — no way she is a size 4. Not possible. However, she looks great and I likewise have always thought she has a pretty face, nice eyes. What I don’t understand is — she weighed in at 250? If she lost this massive amount of poundage would that not mean she’d have baggy skin hanging around, which has lost it’s elasticity? I thought that’s what happens if you lose the weight non-surgically.

    Anyway, aside from the obvious aesthetics, she’ll be healthier and as she approaches her 40′s, that’s what’s most important.

  11. 11
    is Says:

    Please…4 going on 10…
    Do the celebrities think we are a bunch of morons?

  12. 12
    magnus Says:


    You f*ckin people slay me.

    First thin is gross to you. Now this chick isn’t thin enough? Or you just think she’s lying about what size she wears? Because she’s NOT THAT skinny. lol

    So she could stand to lose a few more pounds?




    Go back to your bucket of cookie dough. This is embarrassing sh*t to read.

  13. 13
    anon Says:

    she is full of ****. No wrinkles after loosing 100lb???

  14. 14
    bowow Says:

    She looks great, but even if she is a size 10 that’s great!!

  15. 15
    Heather Says:

    She does look great! BUT how long ago did she weigh over 200 lbs?! Are we talking recently? It is still a huge accomplishment though!!

  16. 16
    Summer Says:

    She looks really good
    Does anyone know what she does now
    I only ever seen her on the Ricki Lake in the Uk
    and then never again

  17. 17
    Mary Says:

    She looks good!!! She should go back to doing her show. haha I liked her shows. Then she could go on and say “i was fat, but now I’m hot” or whatever they say on the shows

  18. 18
    Brandy Says:

    She looks great!! I think she looks like she could very likley be a size 4 to 6! You people are just jealous. Get over yourselfs

  19. 19
    Emelie Says:

    Wow! Matthew Perry looks 100% like a drunk!

    And that’s not at all a good thing =P

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    claudia Says:

    US magazine is totally SLEAZY. They think I’m a complete IDIOT to believe that she is size 4. She might be very short, but she is not size 4.

    Who buys these trashy gossip magz anyway?

  21. 21
    Queen Bee Says:

    NO way she is a size four or even a 6…and she’s primarily fat. Look at how thick her arms are!

  22. 22
    [Fug Face [You]] Says:

    Umm Ewww.

  23. 23
    Shoegal Says:

    Wow! she looks great

  24. 24
    essie Says:

    yeah that dress doesn’t make her look like she lost that much weight either

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    lurker opinion Says:

    What a terrible cover. Her head looks too big and what’s up with her chest.?

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