Melissa McCarthy appears to be half her size in a new promo for this week’s Saturday Night Live! In it, she’s dancing around Studio 8H in a flowy top to the song “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story — and we can understand why she feels that way, she looks gorgeous — before transforming into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer!
Mel has been making regular appearances on SNL this season playing Trump’s righthand man, but this will mark her first time hosting this season.
The actress, 46, has been a pretty significant weight loss journey in recent years, with many reports estimating that she lost more than 75 pounds. Last year, celebrity nutrionist and trainer Charlenne Ciardiello — who never worked with the Spy star — suggested that an exercise plan involving interval training and a regimen of healthy eating (with an emphasis on proteins) is the key to similar success!
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“Hit the pavement or treadmill for 20 to 30 minutes, alternating between walking or jogging for a minute,” she suggested.
For the most part, Melissa has remained tight-lipped when it comes to how she lost the pounds, once joking that she “cried” her way to weight loss. Additionally, she has spoken about how letting go of the stresses of dieting was incredibly beneficial.
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“I feel amazing, and I finally said, ‘Oh, for God’s sake, stop worrying about it,’ and it may be the best thing I’ve ever done,” she gushed.
Check out Melissa’s amazing transformation in the gallery!
Melissa in January 2012.