KJ Smith Disliked Her Body But Now Looks Youthful At Age 35
Important Note: This article is not written to denounce the overweight individuals, nor it’s penned to imply any form of negative assertions or connotations to being overweight. The author and Hollywoodmask understand and respect both the Body Positivity and Body Neutrality movement in a sense that we should treat each other with empathy and strive together to imagine a world in which we can channel our inner beauty and potentialities.
American actress KJ Smith, who is in her mid-thirties now, has changed her lifestyle, mentality and shed a lot of extra pounds. In the past, the Tallahassee native did not look the way she does now. She used to hate her own body and used to hate filming intimate scenes because of her insecurities.
Here, we look at some of her secrets she had revealed over the years for looking gorgeous and feeling good about herself.
When is KJ Smith’s Birthday, And What is Her Age?
KJ Smith, whose full name is Khaneshia Smith, was born on 6 May at 5:29 am, making her a Taurus. Going by her birth year of 1985, according to Famous Birthdays, Smith is now 35 years and five months old as of October 2020.
Most recently, she played one of the leads (2019 - 2020) in the TV series Sistas.
KJ Smith’s Struggles with Weight Made Her Hate Her Body
It is hard to believe that KJ Smith is 35 years of age if we go solely by her physical appearance. But the same actress suffered from low self-esteem regarding her appearance.
In March 2020, she told Page Six that she hated doing sex scenes in Sistas because she did not like her body at the time.
It was hard before because I did not like my body. I didn’t love myself… I did not appreciate the body I had. I didn’t appreciate where I was in life.
She then revealed that she had stopped feeling bad about herself, which caused her to feel that those scenes were “easy” to shoot. This was because she started not to overthink.
I am not going to get in my own head about my own s–t.
Finally, she also disclosed that she used to weigh around 160 pounds at her heaviest, which is a lot for someone who is just 5 feet 4 inches tall.
KJ Smith’s Weight Loss And Secrets to Staying Youthful
Talking to Page Six in March 2020, the actress confided that she had lost 30 pounds. She also revealed this information through an Instagram post on 2 March 2020.
And if we are to assume that she lost 30 pounds from her heaviest weight, i.e., 160 pounds, she should be around 130 pounds or 58 kg now.
But losing 30 pounds is no joke, and Smith has not had it easy to do so. She has changed the way she lives and takes care of herself to look how she does.
It’s Monday...new month...new goals...who is ready to get at with me??!? Jump rope challenge anyone? . . . I’ve lost 30 lbs *Samuel L Jackson voice* ðŸ—£ AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!! #jumpropechallenge . . ðŸ“¸ @visionaryimaging Creative Direction @jadore_xo Styled by @houseofdiabate Wardrobe: @truereligion . . . #KJSmith #SistasonBET #TylerPerry #strongblacklead #BETPlus #BET #blackgirlmagic #melanin #fitness #naturalhair #blackexcellence #love #mskjsmith #protectivestyles #blackwomen #beauty #fashion #selflove #hair #athleisure #braids #blackisbeautiful #makeup #naturalhairstyles #blackgirls #queen #andi
Back on January 30, 2020, she had also revealed through Twitter her workout secrets which included working out five days a week, reducing stress, and minding her own business.
My workout secrets...
1. Break a sweat 5 days a week
2. Sleep and hydrate as often as I can
3. Reduce stress
4. Mind my business
5. Keep my edges moisturized .
Creative direction @jadore_xo
Leggings : @linartproject
Top… https://t.co/OwfF2zFrnb pic.twitter.com/prBTpB7p2X — KJ SMITH (@kjsmithofficial) January 30, 2020
All of these instances suggest that she has broken her old habit, which consisted of only prep meals and no workouts.
I do not workout! My secret is meal prep! Thanks to http://t.co/0Z3KJvS0tu!! "Because you are what you eat" — KJ SMITH (@kjsmithofficial) October 3, 2015
Her current looks are also the latest stage in a progression that has taken her many years to go through. Early October 2020, she posted a picture on Instagram that showed how she used to be a few years ago compared to how she looked then.
Reminding myself, it’s a marathon and not a sprint. . . . When people assume I’ve looked like this my whole life I laugh. I take it as a compliment and move on. I don’t tell them all the days and nights I struggled trying to building a healthy relationship with food and my own body. I don’t tell them that I went on a personal mission to break a generational curse. I don’t tell them that sometimes I get discouraged on my journey. I fall off the wagon. I don’t tell them I used to hate going to parties or any function that had my favorite indulgences because I had absolutely no will power. I don’t tell them that I worked my butt off to get in a space where it doesn’t matter what size I am...I ABSOLUTELY AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY LOVE MYSELF. THICK KAY AND SLIM THICK KAY. . . . Workout fit from my new fav @foxxstreet love you girl!! #buyblack #beforeandafterweightloss #purrrr
The collage-photo post clearly depicted how she went from being a chubby woman to a jaw-dropping gorgeous one. In the caption of the picture, Smith expressed about all the difficulties that she endured before and during her weight loss.
When people assume I’ve looked like this my whole life I laugh. I take it as a compliment and move on. I don’t tell them all the days and nights I struggled trying to building a healthy relationship with food and my own body. I don’t tell them that I went on a personal mission to break a generational curse. I don’t tell them that sometimes I get discouraged on my journey.
She then said that she loved herself unapologetically no matter how she looked.
I don’t tell them that I worked my butt off to get in a space where it doesn’t matter what size I am...I ABSOLUTELY AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY LOVE MYSELF. THICK KAY AND SLIM THICK KAY.
KJ Smith’s transformation is a feat that is very hard to achieve and takes a lot of dedication and self-reflection. This should be an inspirational story for those who want to see a change in themselves regarding their health and self-confidence.