Adamari Lpez isn’t going to lose an ounce of sleep!
Back in May, the Telemundo host posted the (above) pic of her and husband Toni Costa enjoying their vacation in Mexico when hateful commenters criticized the Un Nuevo Da star’s weight.
This week, the former soap actress did an interview with TODAY where she isn’t letting the haters get the last word!
“I think that when people criticize, they criticize themselves more… I do not take it personal. Most likely, those individuals that criticize so brutally have a void in their lives, which reflects in trying to destroy or denigrate others, when in fact it is a reflection of what they have in their heart. What some may not understand is that I am happy with my life and the things I have achieved as a woman, a professional and now a mother.”
The 46-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 but underwent surgery and successfully beat the disease. While her illness and recent pregnancy has affected her body, she isn’t going to lose weight just to satisfy the trolls!
“After facing cancer, I have gone through several physical changes… My body has changed. I went from being thin (size 0-2) to size 6, and my weight has been up and down ever since. During my pregnancy, I gained more weight and I haven’t committed myself to losing it yet. I’m aware that I would like to lose weight for my health, but not to satisfy the people who think I should lose weight. I will not stop showing who I am, and I will continue to live happily every stage of my life.”
Overall, the mother wants to encourage young girls to be themselves, and to not get caught up with superficial matters.
“I would tell (young women) not to get carried away by comments from people who do not know their circumstances… To never be ashamed of who they are. The size or shape of your body doesn’t define you as a person, it doesn’t determine who you are or what you can contribute to the world Be proud of yourself, recognize your achievements and work on your weaknesses to surpass yourself. Love yourself and respond to those who are rude (or make negative comments towards you) with love.”
We hear you loud and clear, Adamari!
[Image via Adamari Lpez/Instagram.]