Kelly Osbourne: ‘I got my s**t together’

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Kelly Osbourne is living proof that willpower is all you need to turn your life around. In the past three years she’s lost a total of 70 pounds and quit drugs.


Metro: After appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” in 2009, you lost 70 pounds, going from a size 14 to a size 2. Which body part were you most excited to ‘rediscover’?

Osbourne: For me, because of my family’s history with cancer, my mum is always like, have you checked your boobs? One day, I was doing a breast self-examination and found this lump. So I went to the doctor and he said, ‘Kelly, that’s your rib!’ I was like, OMG, I have a rib!
 

So is that what you learned to love the most, your ribs?

No! I learnt to love myself and not be obnoxious about it. You have to do that before you can ever lose weight or make a huge life change.

Which part did you go from hating to loving the most?

My legs. I didn’t realize how much muscle I had underneath the fat, and some pretty toned legs. And I don’t have cellulite. Now, athletes always come up to me and say, ‘You’ve got great legs.’ I’m like, what are you on about? They’re muscly! Men like big calf muscles on themselves so when they see it on a girl they like it. It’s weird to me.
 

All girls have fat days. How do you cope with yours?

I look at old pictures of myself. I know this sounds really narcissistic but I don’t mean it that way- it helps me see how far I’ve come and where I don’t want to go again. It gives me that kick in the butt to get in the gym or call up a friend and say, ‘I’m having a fat day.’   

How do you feel when you see old photos of yourself?

It’s a mixture of a million emotions. It makes me feel really sad that I let myself get like that. It was my own doing. I made myself that way because I was scared.


Scared of what?

Of myself and what I was capable of. Being famous for really not doing anything and having the entire world judging you. But now I’m 28 years old and I see it for what it is, a learning curve.


Devil’s advocate, so forgive me, but can you imagine some people saying: The new Kelley is boring. There’s a lot of stylish, good looking women out there, so why do we need one more?

I say ‘f**k you’ because if you want to watch a train wreck, there are other Hollywood starlets doing that for you. I want to be a dignified grown up. I’ll always be me. I’m just not an asshole anymore.

On her brother Jack

How did you react when you found out your 26-year-old brother, Jack, had multiple sclerosis?

Are you crazy? He’s my baby brother, how do you think I reacted? It’s like it’s not there. He doesn’t want to be treated like a sick person, because he’s not sick. It’s not a death sentence. He’s got a very military state of mind so he looks after himself, eats very healthy and works out every day.

Did it affect the way you value life?

I’ve dealt with my mom almost dying of cancer, my dad almost dying in a bike accident and now my brother has MS. There’s nothing they can tell me I can’t deal with. It’s not like you have a choice, it’s life.



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