Magda Szubanski has done it – the much-loved actress has hit her goal weight of 85 kilos, losing an amazing 36 kilos in the process. Now, as she tells Wendy Squires, not only is she the happiest and most energetic she has ever been, she is also feeling downright foxy.
Magda Szubanski is so excited, she can barely contain herself. 'Oh. My. God! You have got to see this," she insists before skipping over to a rack laden with clothes for The Weekly's photo shoot. "Here it is! Isn't it just beautiful?" she asks, stroking and hugging a Carla Zampatti silk trench coat. "Wait until you see it on me," she continues, slipping on the garment, then spinning around, model-like, to catch the view from the back in a full-length mirror.
"You know, I suddenly feel like I'm in Sex and the City," she says, beaming. "It's not like I haven’t always liked clothes, there just weren't any I could fit into, so I resisted and put fashion down as superficial and tended to mistrust it.
"Now, I can see that vanity can be your friend. Used in the right way, it's a great motivator. It's fun and, well, I think having things of beauty is good for the soul …"
Although she may sound like every other fashion lover justifying yet another purchase, Magda has every reason to treat herself to a new coat – an entire new wardrobe, in fact. In less than a year, the star of Kath & Kim has lost a whopping 36 kilos. She lost 10 kilos performing in Guys and Dolls, before joining Jenny Craig. Since then, she has lost a further 26 kilos to reach her goal weight of 85 kilos, dropping from a size 26 to a 14, and winding up, for the first time in a long time, "feeling fit and foxy"
To read more about Magda's journey, see the August issue of The Australian Women's Weekly, out now.
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