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Kristine Lefebvre is a natural beauty.

But not everyone is that lucky. Take former talk show host, Ricki Lake, for example.

Once weighing 250 pounds, the rotund celebrity decided to give dieting a chance. Shunning surgery, but dedicating herself to the cause like The Sports Gal ripping contestants on The Bachelor, Lake became a 123-pound, size-4 beauty.

Ricki Lake in 2014
Photo via Rich Polk

Here’s a snippet of the interview Ricki recently gave Us Weekly:

On crash dieting in 1991:
“… I went on this extreme diet. I used to faint because I wasn’t eating and I was always exercising.”

* The Hollywood Gossip note: Sound at all familiar, Nicole Richie?

On the most exciting thing about her new weight:
“For the longest time, when I was very heavy, I couldn’t cross my legs. I couldn’t physically do it. LOVE that I can cross my legs now … Even my shoe size is changing. My Jimmy Choos are too big now.”

On what she thinks of super-skinny actresses:

“I think I have no wrinkles because I always had fat on my face. Really skinny girls age so fast.”

And with that, Keira Knightley finally at a Big Mac. Thank goodness.