Joyce Cheng's response to haters slamming her weight garners praise

4 January 2015 / 1 year 9 months ago

Source: Jayne Stars

Possessing a considerably larger figure since she was a young girl, Joyce Cheng (鄭欣宜) has undergone many dieting regimes in order to fit into the celebrity norm.

While the diets worked for a while, Joyce gained a lot of her weight back in the past couple of years. Now 27 years old and unashamed of her weight, Joyce proudly voices that she will no longer try to lose the extra pounds.

Speaking on behalf of those who are overweight and not model-thin, Joyce’s thoughts reached her management company, who is now currently in the midst of recruiting plus size models for Joyce’s new music video.

After receiving an onslaught of negative and rude comments about her weight, Joyce uploaded an encouraging Facebook post this past June.

Joyce’s heartfelt message about the hardships and experiences of losing weight since childhood managed to garner over 10, 000 likes on the social media platform.

Applauding her bravery, many netizens actively supported Joyce’s personal “no more weight loss” movement. Besides netizens, Joyce’s boss at China 3D Digital Entertainment Limited, Stephen Shiu Jr. (蕭定一) also voiced his support.

Despite weighing more than the average dancer, model, and actress, Joyce possesses talented dancing abilities.

Getting ready for her new music video, Joyce was spotted doing splits with ease during her studio practices.

Happy with her own figure, Joyce expressed, “The new music video will be recruiting two plus-size girls that are at least 150 pounds. Since I’ve entered the industry, people have said I was too fat and told me to stop dancing and singing fast songs because no one would want to watch.

"In my opinion, when I sing, act, and dance, I’m creating an active atmosphere. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it’s not up to the person to decide what’s right or not.

"I want to prove that I can dance even if I’m fat! A lot of different makeup companies have asked me to share my beauty and health tips, as well as to promote the idea of having both outer and inner beauty. Everything comes from my own heart. It’s important that people find their own path and learn to accept themselves. I’m happy with being a fat girl myself!”

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