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Actress, comedienne, and talk show host Sherri Shepherd recently celebrated her 54th birthday (April 22) with a Hollywood-themed photoshoot and she looks absolutely stunning!
The glamourous photos were revealed in People Magazine as a way to “celebrate Black leading ladies who have paved the way for other women of color.” The shoot comes after Sherri’s drastic 20-pound weight loss in which she tells People, “at 54, this is best I have ever felt.”
“During COVID, I put on weight and realized I needed to get back to the basics again, which was a lifestyle change,” she explained to People. “I walked 3 miles, four times a week, did Zumba in my backyard and I started boxing,” she says. “Now, I roller skate three times a week, and I’m also taking pole dancing lessons, and call myself a pole-dancer-like-ish woman!”
To celebrate the weight loss and her birthday, the Emmy-winning talk show host paid homage to Black women in Hollywood who’ve paved the way for generations to come in the entertainment industry. She tells People that the fun, classic Hollywood photoshoot was done “in the spirit of Dorothy Dandridge, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll and so many others.”
Sherri’s makeup artist, Latrice Johnson, also shared some of the photos to her own Instagram, shouting out the multifaceted entertainer on how amazing she looked.
And when it comes to staying motivated, she credits her 16-year-old son for keeping her focused. “He is the reason why I need to food prep and fit in exercise,” she continued. “My goal is to be living a long and active life with my son Jeffrey, who shares the same birthday as me.”
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