Claudia Oshry has a newfound confidence since going on celebrity-loved weight loss drug Ozempic.
While doing an Instagram Story Q&A on Tuesday, the influencer — known as “Girl With No Job” — was asked how she feels about finally wearing sleeveless tops after spending years trying to cover her arms.
“It’s honestly so liberating,” Oshry, 29, replied alongside a mirror selfie. “Dare I say life changing?”
She added, “I can’t believe how many clothing options I was missing out on!”
After months of speculation, the “Toast” podcast host revealed last month that she had been taking the drug — which is often prescribed to people with diabetes — since September 2022.
“There’s so many reasons I decided to do it: overall health was the number one, but of course [being able] to have kids,” Oshry, who is married to fellow podcaster Ben Soffer, said on the Aug. 16 episode of her podcast.
Yet the Spritz Society founder had been taking semaglutide — sold under the brand name Ozempic — for a year before she was ready to tell her millions of followers.
“The reason I’m nervous about sharing [how much I’ve lost] is because I’m ashamed of myself that I got to a place where I had 70 pounds to lose,” she admitted.
“I could cry I’m so mad at myself,” Oshry added before breaking down in tears.
The internet comedian explained to her co-host and sister, Jackie Oshry, that she now has “very mixed emotions” when looking back at old photos of herself.
“To be a fat woman is one of the hardest things to do in this world,” she explained. “[But] I feel like I handled it as good as I could have and I’m proud of the fact I was able to have a full life [before losing weight].”
Claudia also said that one of the reasons it took her so long to open up about using the weight loss drug — which has been approved by the FDA — was because of the stigma around it.
“I think the way influencers, podcasters, Andy Cohen, the way they talk about it is so fat-phobic and so harmful because it’s created this layer of shame,” she said.
“So many people are speaking about Ozempic and fatness from a level of inexperience. There’s so much misinformation and a general lack of understanding of what it’s like to be fat … it’s damaging,” she continued.
The influencer went on to explain that the “number one cause of obesity is genetics” and that for most people simply eating less won’t solve that issue.
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Despite initially being nervous to share her experience, Claudia has since become more comfortable talking about her weight loss online.
The day after her podcast episode dropped, the influencer thanked her fans for “being so nice” and supportive in a lengthy TikTok video.
“I wanted to come on here and thank everyone … I have gotten the loveliest comments and messages since I put that Patreon episode out about my journey with weight loss,” she said.
“I just wanted to say that I’ve literally read every single one of them and everyone is so kind and I feel very comfortable and I’m actually so glad that I shared.”
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