Celebrities, naturally, have to spend a lot of time putting themselves out in the limelight and having not only their work judged, but themselves – there personal lives, habits and even appearance – judged in the process.
And for some there’s a lot more self to judge.
Kirstie Alley, 60, is one of those celebrities who is often picked on for her weight. Starring on one of the biggest and most popular sitcoms of all time, “Cheers,” in the late 80′s and early 90′s, Alley was known for being an A-list celebrity (also starring in the box office smashes Look Who’s Talking and Look Who’s Talking Now) with A-list looks. Then, as time went on and notable roles decreased, Alley began to gain weight and became a seemingly-endless source of material for late night comedians like Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno.
Lately, Alley has rediscovered success on the ABC hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” a competition in which celebrities and/or athletes will perform dance numbers with professionally-trained dancers to be judged by professional dance critics as well as the viewing audience at home. And while still the large butt of many jokes, Alley claims to have shed approximately 38 inches due to the rigorous workouts associated with the dancing performed for the show.
She is currently in the top three, and needs strong finishing performances to tip the scales in her favor to win.