IN an ugly battle of the bulge, STAR JONES has accused MO’NIQUE of cheating to slim down!
The “Precious” Oscar winner admits she once weighed 300 pounds and claims she’s shed 80 of them the old-fashioned way – by working out.
But Star – who dropped 160 pounds after gastric bypass surgery in 2003 – isn’t buying it, say sources. “Star doesn’t think Mo’Nique could possibly be losing all that weight naturally,” a source told The ENQUIRER.
“She’s commented to a few friends that she thinks Mo’Nique must have had something done because she’s looking so good so fast. Star said that from her own personal experience, something seems fishy.”
Mo’nique insists she’s been on her healthy weight-loss journey for the past three years and is down to 218 pounds. The 45-year-old comedian and former sitcom star of “The Parkers” has even been documenting her weight-loss success on Twitter.
“I tweet every morning about my workouts because I want women to see – especially us big women – that you don’t have to let them cut you and suck it out, you don’t have to let them staple you up, you don’t have to let them give you a pill, you don’t have to let them put a band around your organs,” Mo’Nique said in an interview.
“If you just put the work in, baby, I promise you, it comes off.”
Meanwhile, she’s heard that Star – who fibbed for years before coming clean about her gastric bypass surgery in 2007 – has pooh-poohed her weight-loss program.
“Mo’Nique said Star is jealous because she took the easy way out to lose weight,” revealed a pal. “And she doesn’t care what anyone, especially Star Jones, thinks.
“Mo’Nique wants to inspire women who struggle with their weight. She said that if she can do it, anyone can.”