Lauren Manzo is calling out the “already skinny” Real Housewives that are using Ozempic to get even thinner.
Oddly enough, the 35-year-old admitted to using the diabetes drug Monjaro to lose 30 pounds. However, Lauren defends her need for the drug, noting that she was considered “morbidly obese.”
“I have been considered morbidly obese. I do think that people shouldn’t abuse [Ozempic]. I think it’s being abused because I see people, ‘Housewives,’ that are posting, and you literally see their ribs, and it’s sad because you were already skinny.”
The mom of one revealed that she once weight 280 pounds and suffered from anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure.
Over the last three years, Lauren dropped 50 pounds through diet and exercise after having her Lapband removed in late 2019.
When Lauren “couldn’t lose anymore,” she turned to Monjaro to drop the last 30 pounds. Lauren started taking Monjaro in January 2023. She admitted to using Monjaro in a before and after post on Instagram in February.
“I get it, people don’t like it, people don’t applaud it …, but it’s a shot in your stomach once a week; it’s the same as Ozempic. You guys have seen me struggle with this since I’m 20 years old, and it’s been really hard for me, and I’ve lost a lot of weight from being on that whole ‘Ozempic’ thing.”
Any OG viewer of RHONJ may recall Caroline describing Lauren as “eight pounds of sausage in a five-pound bag” amid her struggle to lose weight via dieting and exercise.
Eventually, Lauren dropped thirty pounds after getting Lapband surgery in September 2011.
Getting the lap band was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. When I first got it, I didn’t want to tell anybody. So many fans related to my struggle, I didn’t want to feel like I was letting them down.Lauren told Us Weekly in June 2012
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