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Chelsea Handler on Cover of Shape Magazine April 2010

Chelsea Handler Shows Off Bikini Bod in Shape

Funny lady Chelsea Handler may love her cocktails, but that hasn't stopped her from looking positively smashing on the April cover of Shape. The comedian, 35, is candid about her long road to a fit lifestyle ("I was born with a French fry in my mouth"), but says today she is healthier than ever. After years of yo-yo dieting and jumping from workout to workout, Chelsea shares that she's finally found a fitness regimen that she can stick to. Here are the interview highlights:

  • On how she ate growing up: "My parents were not the healthiest eaters. My mom was a great cook, but her idea of a light after-school snack was mac and cheese and brownies. So of course I was like, 'Why am I 15 and struggling with my weight?' It took me a long time to deprogram myself after I moved to L.A."
  • On her favorite food splurge: "There's a diner in New Jersey that makes steak fries with melted mozzarella that you dip in gravy. Every time I eat there, I'm like, 'Can I move in here, please?' Seriously, why would I ever leave?"

To see what Chelsea has to say about exercise and drinking,


  • On trying different exercise regimens: "I've tried them all, but I'd usually end up quitting because I'd get bored. Or, as with yoga, after months of doing it, I'd still have belly flab. And doing cardio at the gym can be so annoying! I hate it when there are 50 treadmills and I’m the only one there, but then someone just hops on the machine right next to me! Hello!"
  • On finding the right exercise: "It's [Pilates] been the most gentle on my body," says Chelsea. "I'm longer and leaner and much more graceful. I can honestly say it's changed my body — and my life."
  • On her love of liquor: "I told my nutritionist, 'I'm not going to quit drinking. I love to hang out with my girlfriends and have cocktails and dinner; it's how I relax,'" she says. "He explained that calorie-wise, vodka isn't so bad, as long as you drink it with soda. Knowing I could have a drink made it easier to stick to the program."
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inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I love her! I read her book "My Horizontal Life" and it was so funny! Defiantly interesting
Spectra Spectra 7 years
It looks like her picture is a bit airbrushed to smooth things out, but she looks like she has a pretty decent body. I like that she admits to indulging every now and then. She's very real about things. I will admit, I like a good vodka and soda every now and then to relax, too. I usually mix it with diet soda and it's very low-cal.
zeze zeze 7 years
I think the body doesn't look too photoshopped and she looks great! That is what healthy curves look like, I don't like it when people call someone clearly overweight curvy, or someone as skeletal as Miranda Kerr curvy - this is curvy.
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
Yes, Shape always adamantly denies "altering" bodies, but I don't really buy that. Painting on definition with bronzer counts too, in my opinion. However, I do appreciate that they often feature healthy but still very non-model bodies.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I know Shape has adamantly denied doing anything more than minor touch-ups in the past, but wow, it really looks like they took her head from a different photograph and put it on a different body.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
I love her- she looks great and has a nice attitude :)
remember-aurora remember-aurora 7 years
If her body really looks like this then she needs to fire her wardrobe person immediately. She always looks so frumpy on her show.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
Chelsea should take some lessons from Tyra - she has no neck in this photo and she's so tall. It just looks freakish, the editor should've never choise this picture of her. I like how she looks, she's fit but not perfect
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Love her. She's so real.
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