Kelly Osbourne Just Revealed More Details On Her Dramatic Weight Loss

Kelly Osbourne had jaws dropping in early August when she nonchalantly posted a glamorous selfie that showed off not only her unique style, but a dramatic weight loss that made her almost unrecognizable (via Instagram). The 35-year-old reality star and daughter of legendary rock star Ozzy Osbourne revealed in the comments that she lost an impressive 85 pounds, but was quiet when it came to questions on how she achieved her weight-loss success.

Launched into the spotlight when she was just a teenager on the hit MTV show The Osbournes, Kelly has been open about how being ridiculed about her weight at such a young age hurt her self-esteem and set her up for a struggle with body image issues. In a candid interview, she revealed, "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" (via Shape). With age comes wisdom, however, and after a stint on Dancing With the Stars in 2009, she lost 20 pounds and started to find joy in working out and eating right.

Over the next decade, Osbourne found a trainer through her mom, Sharon, and adopted a plant based lifestyle, which most people assumed was the reason for her newfound success. Never one to shy away from speaking her mind, however, Kelly revealed in a podcast that the real changes occurred nearly two years ago when she had gastric sleeve surgery and chose to live a sober life (via Hollywood Raw).

Kelly Osbourne says weight loss surgery is not a quick fix

The outspoken starlet unashamedly stated, "I did it, I'm proud of it, they can suck s—. I did the gastric sleeve. All it does is change the shape of your stomach. I got that almost two years ago. I will never ever ever lie about it ever. It is the best thing I have ever done." 

 Osbourne also was emphatic about the amount of work that goes into successful weight loss, including a year of intense therapy before the procedure, a complete diet and exercise overhaul, and sobriety (via People). What's more, she explained, "I had to do a year of stand-alone therapy to prepare myself for the surgery before I even had it ... all it is, is a push in the right direction. It doesn't solve all your problems. It's not a quick fix" (via Hollywood Raw).

Osbourne is now in a good place both mentally and physically, but the process has changed her view on Hollywood and the unrealistic expectations placed on women in the industry. She now has the luxury of being choosy with who she works with: "Now in retrospect, I know exactly who I'll work with and who I won't. Because I know who called me fat, I know who didn't want to work with me. I know exactly who said it" (via Page Six).

Bravo to Kelly Osbourne on reaching her health goals and being open and honest with the world on how she did it.