Last week, Kirstie Alley made her runway debut at NYFW, wearing some terrible blue ensemble. After disappearing for a little while (probably to get some kind of Xenu-audit, or whatever Scientologists do when they mysteriously disappear for weeks at a time), Kristie was BACK, with a vengeance. “Back” being some kind of code for Kristie’s continuing adventures in delusional numbers. I won’t even get into Kristie’s history of claiming nonsensical things about her size, because we’ve got a whole new interview to make fun of:
Kristie Alley has majorly slimmed down since her stint on the ABC show. “I’ve lost 100 pounds,” she told Entertainment Tonight in an interview that aired Tuesday.
“I feel like I’m back in my element,” the 60-year-old said. “I honestly didn’t even realize what I looked like.”
On Tuesday, Alley strutted her banging body on the Zang Toi catwalk in NYC. Clad in an elegant-yet-dramatic royal blue, rhinestone-adorned gown, she wowed the audience as she closed her designer pal’s Spring 2012 show.
“Before Dancing with the Stars, I bought these dresses from size 14 to 4,” she explained. “[They were] all the same dress, and I said, ‘You know what I really want? I really wanna be in this dress in a 4!’”
So does the actress — who says she is indeed now a size 4! — want to follow up her weight loss with a little nip and tuck? “I haven’t had plastic surgery but here’s the reason: People do plastic surgery to make you look younger,” she said. “I don’t think it makes you look younger. I like it can make you look weirder.”
Alley’s trim new physique might attract some more male suitors, but they should be prepared: she’s not looking for anything long term! “This is what I think about sex,” she said bluntly. “I think its fun to hookup every night for six months… Then it’s time to move on!”
[From Us Weekly]
100 pounds? But Kristie claimed she was a “stretchy size 8” when she began Dancing With the Stars, and now she’s maintaining that she went down to a size 4. A 100-pound weight loss does not equal a drop from a size 8 to a size 4. Plus, I don’t think she lost 100 pounds. I think she lost maybe 40 to fifty pounds, and went down from something like a size 18 to a 12. That’s what Tim Gunn thinks too (sort of), and he’s calling Kristie out for being insane:
When Kirstie Alley revealed in an Entertainment Tonight clip that she has lost 100 pounds since being on Dancing with the Stars and is down to a size 4, Tim Gunn raised a perfectly groomed, silver eyebrow.
In an interview with Tampa radio station 98.7 FM, the Project Runway star shed some light on the actress’ size claim saying, “There is a phenomenon out there right now that I call the lying deceptive shell game of vanity sizing. In fact a 4 is really a 6 or an 8.”
The chief creative director for Liz Claiborne explained his theory, which was based on an experiment he did at Parsons.
“We took a size 8 dress from 1980 one from 1990 and one from 2000 and compared them — the difference between them was two and a half inches in the waist alone!” said Gunn.
As for Alley’s true size, the fashion guru guesses that she’s between a size 8 and a 10.
“But she looks fabulous,” he added. “People are too size conscious.”
[From Us Weekly]
Okay, Tim was a lot nicer than most people about Kristie’s delusional sizing. Here’s the thing, though – I don’t think Kristie is being “fooled” by vanity sizing, meaning that the designers are to blame. I think she’s so crazy that her assistants probably sew in new labels to her size 12 or 14 clothes so that she can maintain this idea that she’s a “size 4”.
Photos courtesy of WENN.