I wasn’t sure about making this video about Riley Burruss because Riley seems like the type of kid to actually read what people say about her on social media and take comments to heart. But after posting this story to my Community Tab and seeing an overwhelming amount of positive comments, I decided to go ahead and make a video her and Aoki Lee Simmons, who also spoke about her self-image issues on social media today.
Kandi’s daughter Riley, who comes across to me as very shy and introverted, shared her weight loss journey with the world today on Kandi’s social media.
Kandi posted these before and after shots of Riley on her page and shared how Riley has been completely focused on eating right and working out and has literally transformed her body! She said that Riley’s lost a whopping 52 lbs!!!! And she did it the right way by working out 5 days a week & watching her calorie intake.
She also talked about how hard it’s been for Riley growing up in the public eye and dealing with haters and trolls. She said in her caption:
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I’m so proud of my baby @rileyburruss! Last year (around September I think) Riley decided to get serious about being fit. With the help of her trainer @iamthekingoffitness she’s lost 52lbs!!!! & she did it the right way by working out 5 days a week & watching her calorie intake. Shout out to her friends @olivervett & @jake.vett who worked out with her & helped her to stick to it. They also lost between 40-50lbs. Y’all just don’t understand how hard it is to grow up in front of the public eye & in front of social media trolls who make negative comments about kids weight. Luckily Riley has tough skin & doesn’t let it bother her but as her mom it used to piss me off when trolls would make negative comments about her size. Nobody knew she was over 200lbs because my daughter is tall. She’s 5’9. & to be honest she wouldn’t tell anybody how much she weighed but now she proudly shares it because she wants to motivate other people who are going thru the Weightloss struggle. Riley is still working out 5 days a week. I’m so proud of her dedication. Now she doesn’t need help to stick to it because she’s got that self discipline that I don’t even have… Riley wants to help other young people get fit & help them thru the challenges she faced. Stay tuned to what my young boss has coming next! #ProudMom ❤️❤️❤️
Awww, I’m a mom and that actually makes me want to cry! I want my daughter to be able to change the world too, so I know exactly how she feels.
And speaking of other young people going through challenges, Aoki Lee Simmons posted on Instagram today that she’s always felt like she wasn’t pretty compared to her sister. I’ve never heard anyone refer to her as unattractive, so I was surprised by this. But she posted on her insta-story:
A lot of people were just as surprised as me to hear that she had been receiving those types of comments.
But she ended up receiving an outpouring of love and encouragement from people who really felt what she was going through.
And it actually touched Aoki so much that she almost cried while she was on vacation:
Awww! I’m happy to hear Aoki is realizing that what some haters and trolls have said about her is just not true. And congratulations to both Riley and Aoki for taking control of their lives! They both look amazing and they always have. But it’s great that their both feeling better now about their images.
What do you think of Riley’s weight loss and Aoki’s image issues?
Leave a comment and let me know!