Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Perez.
Stephanie, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve always lived my life as an unhappy, insecure young woman. I was always overweight and tried to find the best way to deal with it and make it work for me. Even as a bigger girl, I decided not to let the things people said about me bother me.
I used humor and comedy to make people laugh to distract them from my insecurity. I was always the first person to make a joke about myself about the things I thought people were thinking about me. I was casted at the age of 18 to be on E!’s hit show Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian. Being fortunate enough to be a part of this experience change my entire life and the person who I have always been.
This experience had given me the strength to learn to love myself and respect myself. It was really a pivotal moment in my life because that’s where I learned to really work hard for the things I want in life and I was able to build some lifelong friendships at me in the entire world to me. I know I’m aware of how I deserve to be treated and will forever demand respect from others instead of letting people walk all over me.
After the entire experience was over, I collectively lost a total of 30+ pounds and got to a healthy state of mind with my new healthy body. I was able to gain an intense amount of confidence I never thought I would ever obtain.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The actual experience was actually a lot easier than I expected it to be. Because this was something that I had always wanted, I was able to have the tools to get me to where I need to be. What was hard for me, was the after-effects of the experience. I had a really hard time mentally adjusting to being a different person physically.
In my head, I still saw myself as a plus size girl and still belittle of myself in my head. Because the experience happened over such a quick period of time, I did not have the time to process everything. Along with my personal struggles, I had to deal with the media and opinions of thousands of strangers.
It was very hard to read and listen to the things that people had to say especially if they were negative. And even though it’s been some time since the beginning of all this, it has not been any easier.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian – what should we know?
Revenge body with Khloe Kardashian was a 12-week transformation program where I am paired with Hollywood’s elite trainers, nutritionists, dermatologists, and glam squads. I trained daily with only one day off the entire process to be able to reach my goal.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I absolutely have to pay credit where credit is due. The number one person that gave me this opportunity was Khloé Kardashian. She gave me this opportunity and helped me with my confidence.
But the main person that help me throughout the entire experience would probably have to be my trainer Luke Milton. He worked with me every day to help me and guide me throughout my entire journey.
I also had some amazing help to boost my confidence with my skin from the amazing dermatologist Christie Kidd.
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