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15 Celebrities Who Say They Were Overweight As Kids

Updated September 4, 2019 35.3k views14 items

Several famous actors, musicians, and TV personalities were fat kids. Some of these people who were fat have shared stories of being teased as children, while other former fat kids have become spokespeople for health and wellness.

You may be surprised by who you will find on this list. Ryan Seacrest lands in our top spot. The American Idol host was a chubby kid, but that didn't stop him from pursuing his dreams of becoming a radio host. He said, "When I was 10, 11, 12 years old, I would pretend to be on the radio. I bought a mixer and these big, ugly headphones and I would literally broadcast the cassette tapes in my bedroom." 

Former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson was also overweight; while as a teenager, Kate Winslet stated that her weight was an obstacle to getting roles as a young actress. Other famous people who were fat include Russell Brand, Kesha, and Jerry O'Connell.

Are you surprised that so many celebs were fat growing up? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.