"When I lost my record deal...I realized that I had to reassess who Vesta was and figure out what was going wrong." Williams went on to lose the weight, breathe life back into her career, and become an advocate for the prevention of childhood obesity and juvenile diabetes, before her untimely passing in September 2011.
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Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor's hit single "All About That Bass" exudes the confidence of a self-loving, plus sized woman, but the inspiration for the song stems from years of dealing with being bullied, watching less talented (slimmer) individuals catch their big breaks and even being told by a love interest to lose 10 pounds.
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