Superstore star Lauren Ash shows off her incredible weight loss as she claps back at trolls who criticized her for not being a ‘role model’ after slimming down
Superstore star Lauren Ash wrote struck back at online trolls criticizing her over her recent weight loss with a stunning photo she posted to Instagram on Friday.
The 39-year-old actress and comedian showcased her toned tummy and trim legs in a sizzling ensemble while calling out her critics in a lengthy caption.
She lambasted people who had been messaging her to criticize her for no longer being a ‘role model’ because she had lost weight compared to her days starring on the popular NBC comedy.
Defending her body: Lauren Ash, 39, struck back at trolls for criticizing her weight loss in an Instagram post from Friday. She showed off her stunning figure in a crop top after slimming down considerably
In her photo, Lauren had on a white cropped tank top that was rolled up at the bottom to showcase her flat midriff.
She paired it with shiny black shorts, and she added some height to her 5ft7in stature with black open-toe heels.
The Canadian-born star wore her shoulder-length blond tresses parted down the middle and styled with delicate waves.
In her lengthy caption, she lamented how there was simply ‘no winning’ when it came to her weight.
‘You know what’s fun? When you’re living in a larger body, people post that they’re concerned for your health,’ she began. ‘Then, when you transition into a smaller body, people post that they’re concerned for your health. Starting to feel like there’s no winning as a woman. (Big shocker given this past week in America.).’
What gives? In her lengthy caption of her, she lamented how there was simply ‘no winning’ when it came to her weight of her, as she was criticized for being too big and too small
No secret: The actress also asked her fans not to request her ‘secret,’ as she said she just lost weight by removing ‘stress’ from her life. She added that she looked ‘hot AF in this pic’; still from Superstore
She singled out users who had been messaging her to complain that she was ‘longer a role model’ due to her weight loss.
‘I guess my question is, why was my body the only thing that gave me value as a role model?’ she continued, noting that she had never promoted her weight loss and never would.
‘I just happen to be in a body that’s smaller right now than it was a year ago. And god willing, if I’m privileged enough to walk this earth for a long life, my body will expand and contract and change many times over.’
Ash also urged her fans who were complimentary about her physical change not to pester her for a ‘secret’ to burning off the weight.
‘And to the COUNTLESS people asking me my “secret”, please stop. There is no secret. I removed stress from my life. That’s it. It’s amazing what our bodies hold onto when in a prolonged state of stress,’ she wrote.
Speaking out: She singled out users complained she was ‘longer a role model’ due to weight loss. ‘I guess my question is, why was my body the only thing that gave me value as a role model?’ she continued, noting that she had never promoted her weight loss and never would
Lauren concluded her post by stressing that she was going to celebrate her body just as much now as she did before her weight loss, though she felt ‘more confident’ and ‘happier’ now.
‘Finally, let me just say this: I have always posted photos celebrating my body. I’m not going to stop now. I’m more confident and happier than ever before in my life and I enjoy commemorating that with fashion posts and all that fun stuff,’ she wrote. ‘If you don’t like it, and it’s upsetting to you, please unfollow and don’t need to inform me that you did.
‘I honestly never expected the vitriol I’ve experienced over the past week simply because I’ve lost weight. You have no ownership over my body. Nor do you over any person in the public eye. And honestly? Would you ever tell a man he was no longer a role model because he lost weight? Exactly. Thanks for coming to my TED Talk. Also, I look hot AF in this pic and am unashamed,’ she concluded.
Lauren is best known for her breakout role on NBC’s Superstore as Dina Fox, an assistant manager at a big box store inspired by elements of Target and Walmart.
More recently, she voiced the title character in the Netflix animated comedy Chicago Party Aunt.
Rising star: Lauren is best known for her breakout role on NBC’s Superstore as Dina Fox (pictured), an assistant manager at a big box store inspired by elements of Target and Walmart