Cheryl Burke has the body that SHE wants and that’s all that matters!
The Dancing With The Stars two-time champ recently showed off the pounds she shed in a bikini pictorial with People magazine (above)!
Dayum!!! Girl, you are smoking hot!
But as good as Cheryl looked in her magazine spread, some said she was just caving to the pressures put on her by the media!
A few critics even called Cheryl out and said she was starving herself and that her weight loss wasn’t achieved through healthy means!
Well, listen up H8rs! Because now it’s Miz Burke’s time to speak!
Cheryl posted the following message on Facebook today:
"I’ve been reading your comments about the People magazine article. First of all, I want to thank all the people who have said such kind things, I truly appreciate it.
I’ve had a very public struggle with the press and their comments about my weight for a number of years now, but I want to make it clear that this isn’t about them. Yes, I have been hurt by their criticism, but I’m only human. This wasn’t some drastic change I made overnight. I’m not caving in to the pressures of Hollywood, as some of you have expressed your concern that I might be, and I’m certainly not starving myself.
I’m thriving. I’m putting healthy foods into my body and experiencing the benefits. I have tried so many fad diets, I’ve wasted so much time looking for a solution when it was right in front of me all along – take care of yourself, nourish your body, surround yourself with good people – you will feel good and will shine in all that you do.
It’s not about chasing a number on the scale, and it’s not about Hollywood. We will all face criticism throughout our lives, no matter where we live and what we weigh. So if you’re struggling with that, you’re not alone. Not at all.
My weight fluctuates, just like any other person’s does, and there will always be critics. You’ve got to tune out the other people and tune in to what’s going on inside. Love yourself. Nourish your body. Be kind to one another.”
More than 5,000 people have already liked the dancer’s status and we’d like to add our thumbs up to that growing list as well!
We think it’s great that you’ve got the gusto to pose in a swimsuit after achieving your goals with nutrition and exercise! That takes WORK!
And nobody can take it away from you!
Rock on, Cheryl!
[Image via Deja Jordan.]
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