Liz Torres’ weight loss as a star of ‘Gilmore Girls’ surprised many.
When she showed off her impressive weight loss, the 73-year-old actress wowed her audience.
Important Note: This essay is not intended to condemn overweight people or to imply any bad statements or connotations associated with being overweight. Both the Body Positivity and Body Neutrality movements are understood and respected by the author and Hollywoodmask in the sense that we should treat each other with care and work together to build a world in which we may channel our inner beauty and potentialities.
Liz Torres is most recognized for her role as Miss Patty, the resident dance teacher of Stars Hollow in the Gilmore Girls series. However, her role Miss Patty was unrecognizable when the show was resurrected as a Netflix revival in 2016.
The 73-year-old actress stunned her audience when she flaunted her impressive weight loss while reprising her iconic role in the Gilmore Girl revival.
Liz Torres has always prioritized losing weight
Torres has always had the goal of losing weight in the back of his mind. She even admitted to the Los Angeles Times in the 1990s that she didn’t like how she looked because she appeared “heavy.”
“I’m heavy. This is the reality. I don’t kick myself about it, but I don’t think I look fabulous in my clothes. I know that in my suits I look like a box walking down the street. That’s the thing that hurts me most. Thank God, there’s a product out there that you can wear that’s passable. It’s corrective dressing, but it’s not who I am and ultimately that’s very hard. “
Torres avoided even glancing at fashion magazines since they showcased items that she couldn’t see wearing. In the same interview, she stated that she had always wanted to reduce weight and that she was aware that being overweight might have a significant negative impact on one’s health.
Because she was ‘heavy,’ people avoided looking at her
Being a Puerto Rican Latina in Hollywood poses its own set of challenges. Add in the cultural tendency to stereotype people based on their physical attributes, and she’s had to deal with a slew of stereotypical roles to get to where she is now.
Torres had a hard time making herself heard on set, even as a professional. It was almost as if no one wanted to listen to what she had to say. She took it in stride and rallied around every hefty cast and crew member she could see.
“I would go on the set and people would not look at me. They also tend not to hear you. You have to make them focus on you. If I really want to be heard, I have that command but a lot of heavy women don’t. When I see someone heavy working on television I say, ‘Oh, God, go girl. You do it.’ You know, it shouldn’t stop your life.”
In 2008, I began my weight-loss journey
Torres did not begin focusing on her weight loss until 2008, despite the fact that the revelation came to her early. She started losing weight after portraying Connie Solis on CW’s Desperate Housewives, but she didn’t lose any of her defining personality traits.
Liz Torres had lost so much weight by 2010 that she was barely identifiable on the first night of the Broadway play It Must Be Him.
Some have speculated that the actress underwent gastric bypass surgery to aid her weight loss after seeing her metamorphosis, but concrete proof has yet to be discovered.
Torres has since been on the sets of Scandal, Devious Maids, My Mom and The Girl, and the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls.