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"People think that if you're big, you don't have discipline. I definitely have discipline. I once went on a medically supervised liquid fast for a whole year. I'm a size 24. My family has always been this way; I can't change it unless I have surgery. I've become something of a fat activist. I eat a healthy diet and move and don't let things hold me up because I may appear to someone else an unacceptable. I believe I'm a beautiful person." — Photo by Ben Baker

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