“It’s Crazy Because People Like Kim Kardashian—She’s A Mother:” Countess Vaughn Responds To Body Critics Who Took Issue With Her Racy Photo
Earlier this week, we told you that “Hollywood Divas” star Countess Vaughn came under fire for some racy Instagram photos that she posted to show off her weight loss progress. One photo in particular, in which the actress poses in a top and thong, received the most attention. Apparently, fans found it to be inappropriate. We were recently able to catch up with Countess, who says that she’s not really fazed by her critics.
MN: You received quite a bit of negative attention after you posted a pretty intimate photo of yourself on Instagram.
I don’t mind. I don’t care. Just like I stated on there, it’s just self-love. I can understand that people don’t like it. It’s okay. I know everybody doesn’t love me and I can deal with that. That’s just the nature of people. People are going to react however they want to react and I embrace it—whether it’s good or bad. So you know, I know what’s up. I don’t trip about it because at the end of the day, it’s about me loving on me and understanding that this is where I’m at right now and I feel beautiful. If that bothers somebody then I’m sorry it does, but this is where I’m at. I’m about self-love. You can state how you feel about it.
MN: Of course, people tend to take things to extremes. What do you say to those people?
Don’t try to hurt me, now. When it gets to the point when you say you want to meet me out in the streets and hurt me over a picture, well that’s not what I’m about. It’s self-love. I love myself.
MN: Why do you think people were so openly critical?
It’s crazy because people like Kim Kardashian—she’s a mother—she can go and show a picture with no problem, but I guess it was just too much booty, honey. Some cheeks they can’t handle and I guess mine was doing too much. It’s okay, I’m standing up for those girls who look like me. They want to see themselves so, at the end of the day, that’s what I’m all about. There’s a market for girls who look just like me and that’s who I’m entertaining and that’s that. There’s nothing wrong with us loving our bodies. It doesn’t start at size 8. You don’t get down to a size 8 and say, ‘Okay, I can love me now.’ You have got to love yourself wherever you’re at.
MN: Did you lose some of the weight naturally, or was it primarily from the procedures you had done?
On the show I went through the process of getting work done. If you watch the show ‘Hollywood Divas’ you will see that I had work done. I wasn’t secretive about it. I wasn’t one of those people who said you know, ‘Yeah, I worked out and I did this and I did that.’ I was very straight up and said that I wanted a mommy makeover. This isn’t for everybody. I understand that, but you know, after the second baby it’s a little harder. I just needed a jumpstart.
MN: Was reality TV what you expected it to be?
Yeah, you basically know what you’re getting into and you have a responsibility to prove to yourself. People are watching you, so if it’s coming out of your mouth and you are saying it, then it’s on your heart. You have to really be in tune with that. It’s a big responsibility of what your personality is. If you are a mean person, that’s what’s going to come out. If you are laid back, that’s going to come out too. People will get that real idea of who you are.
MN: Will you be returning to “Hollywood Divas” next season?
Definitely. I have some other projects as well.
MN: Can you tell us about any of them?
I’m not the type of person who puts things out there. I don’t want to jinx it. I like for you to see me come out there and see what I do next.