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Raven Symone’s New Look

By January 27th, 202164 Comments


  • Anonymous says:

    Good for her she looks great! She didn't need to have extra weight and so young…good for health, don't lose anymore though.

  • Carla says:

    I think she looks great. I dont see how she's "too thin". The girl still got some meat on her bones!

  • Tiffany says:

    Go Raven! Definitely doing your grown up thing.

  • keishabradford2006 says:

    She looks good. I love her hair and her outfits in the photo shoot were cute. As long as she is happy with how she looks and she is healthy, thats all that matters.

  • Anonymous says:

    I kinda miss the curvier Raven as I don't think she was fat before. Nonetheless, she looks good!

  • AnalyticsOlayemi says:

    Wow!! She looks AMAZING!! I'm happy to see Black Americans getting in shape. Hope this becomes a new trend for 2011 because it's desperately needed.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well said @ Anonymous 2:46!! Raven looks amazing, someone said she has never been skinny (she has had a small frame before) I do think she needs to STOP and NOT lose anymore. @ 5 ft 2.5 in. I wanna know how she did it!!! Go Raven.. Love ya girl!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    This is a great size for her, she looks gorg…and grown!

  • Anonymous says:

    Exactly what is that Raven needs to "give up?"

    Anywho, I just returned from a vigorous workout session and decided to see what's on cn today and am pleased to see Raven looking so lovely. I am old enough to be Raven's mother and I find it great that she decided to get into a healthy lifestyle. So, Raven, if you do happen to stop by curly nikki, ignore the ignorant comments and keep up the good work.

  • The Purse-a-holic says:

    I think she looks great, and kudos on rocking the natural look πŸ™‚ (just watched her in good hair with Chris Rock this weekend lol)

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

  • kinkycurlyhair says:

    Bravo to Raven for chosing to be physically healthy. She looks great and her hair rocks!

  • KC says:

    I don't know how Raven is livin, but if she's making healthy choices then I think it's GREAT. Sure it will take some getting used to her new look. But I have also lost a great deal of weight in the last year and a half (down to a size 10 from a size 18/20), and I did it by gradually changing my lifestyle. But this is not about me….

    Of course she will endure criticism–some people judge you based solely on your apperance. After reading a couple of interviews, I'm glad that she (reportedly) felt good about her body at her former size. That's what it's about–loving yourself. As long as you are caring for yourself body, mind, and soul–I have no problem with it. There are women of all shapes and sizes who are unhealthy, and healthy.

  • Pecancurls says:

    She looks fab and seems to be happy and grounded based on the interview.

  • Pecancurls says:

    She looks fab and she sounds happy and grounded in the interview.

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  • Naturally Nita says:

    I commend Raven for getting to a healthy weight. She looks great and I wish her well in maintaing a healthy lifestyle.

  • Anonymous says:

    She didnt look fat before I miss that's so raven and cheetah girls raven she lost the chest people pay to have πŸ™ just watched bridesmaids on Netflix she's bad "god blessed you with that body to bear children" well said not an insult no man wants to rub skin nd bones

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  • julia @ simpletruths says:

    Love, love, LOVE!

  • Anonymous says:

    She looks fantastic!

  • BlackAngel says:

    Her hair is awesome, and I'm happy if ANYONE can lose weight if they really want to… And I really don't want to be called a hater.. Cause I'm not really hating… But I hope she's not planning to lose any more weight… I guess I gotta get use to looking at the new body… She looks a little thin to me…

  • Anonymous says:

    She looks fabulous!

  • Shiva says:

    she looks great. to each its own..

  • Anonymous says:

    Has a plus size(size 16) I always get offended when people only seem to focus on celebrating the smaller version of yourself. We're all celebrating jennifer Hudson and raven for shrinking. I have dieted and exerised myself down to a size 8, but still many of my personal issues remind. I was healthier, but deep inside I was still mirsble. We celebrate the physical change, but have no idea how that person is feeling inside. Once you drop the pounds, it's a struggle to keep it off since your body is not adjusted to that kind of body weight. I appauld her being healthy, and I'm glad that she feels compelete, because your dress size doesn't define your happiness, but it can sometimes predict your level of health.We should be showing off all the different shapes and sizes, not just one.

  • Farrah Phoenix says:

    I think she looks Gorgeous!! No matter what, I'm happy she's happy. It really doesn't pay to envy. It just doesn't.

  • Anonymous says:

    She looks great! Much. Inspiration for me. Keep up the good work Rav:)

  • FunkyStarkitty50 says:

    She looks great and I love her hair. She's radiant and healthy-looking. Losing weight is not easy. It's more of a lifestyle change that "just losing weight." Love her curly coils!!!

  • Amy Irvin says:

    she looks great!!

  • Anonymous says:

    All I got to say is WOW and she's even more beautiful now than she was before!!! I knew she was going to shed that baby fat one day, but WOW! What a transformation – she's officially a young woman! That young lady is doing big things in Hollywood, keep up the great work!

  • Anonymous says:

    @KreyolKatt- I was just thinking the same thing. It's unfortunate…Le sigh…I think she looks great!
    Jada07 aka Moodindigo7772

  • Dorian @ Big Apple Style says:

    I think her shape is fine – her stylist however should be fired. I think a lot of the negative comments regarding her shape are because of the poor choice in clothing. Each item on its own is fine – but when paired together (especially that tube top because she's slightly top heavy AND curvy)…it ends up making her look out of proportion. The stylist should have known better than to put a huge chunky print on someone who is already busty because it only accentuates that feature. Paired with skinny jeans which only help to exaggerate the idea of a thin tall frame, Raven looks imbalanced – hence the Sherri Shepperd crack (altho Sherri's frame is totally different so that still wouldn't apply here).

  • MelMelBee says:

    Um, I don't think she looks healthy at all! She's never been skinny, so this looks unnatural to me! Over her career, she's taken alot of slack for her weight, so this looks exreme. I love her hair though!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love Raven new pics, especially the one with the sequin shorts. Those shoes are hot! I agree, this site used to be a place for only positiveness and uplifting , but every once in a while you get people who hate on others. I would hate to see what she looks like on camera or would you enven have the courage to showcase yourself to the world! As a black woman it saddens me to see that we tear each other down and wonder why the world looks at us as the crazy black b****

  • FrouLaLa says:

    I think she looks great and would love to know her slim down routine! Where at all in these pics does her shape look remotely like sherri shepherd's? ROTFL @ anon 2:46 pm!

  • Anonymous says:

    WOW, she looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    And good idea @Oh Dedewo, she needs to be on SNL like YESTERDAY! They are probably afraid of how fantastically hilarious she'll be. Not drab and unfunny like their usual hosts.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love her hair, but I think she could gain 5-10 more lbs….. either that or they can stop photo shopping her so much..

    Other than that I think she looks fantastic!!

  • BKelz says:

    She looks absolutely wonderful! She always did πŸ™‚

  • Unknown says:

    Oh yes ma'am! I love it, and those shoes! Give them to me!!!!! Sidenote: Haters are proof that you're doing your job and doing it well. Hate on LaMaraVilla! Hate 'til your hearts content!

  • Anonymous says:

    Raven looks great! I, too, am top heavy, and my breasts didn't get smaller either when I lost weight. I am glad to see she is concerned and doing something about her health πŸ™‚

  • Kenya says:

    I like it!

  • Natural-E says:

    She has definitely slimmed down. She looks just as beautiful though. Her hair is much prettier in its natural state. Work it Raven!

    Evelyn of

  • ElleX says:

    She is looking fierce!

  • Anonymous says:

    I truly had to do a double take when I saw her photo. She looks fabulous!!

  • DiJah says:

    She looks good! You go Raven! love your hair like this as well πŸ™‚

  • KreyolKatt says:

    Aw! She looks super cute. I seriously LOVE her natural hair and how it frames her face. Go Raven.

    (Kinda sadden though: I remember the days when CN's site used to be the most positive site and you'd never have to worry about anything less then beautiful black women in all shapes, sizes, shades, and curl patterns lifting up, sharing, and encouraging each other. (sigh) We've been infiltrated by negativity and rudeness πŸ™

  • Anonymous says:

    omg she looks fierce!! I need to hit the gym lol

  • Niqui36 says:

    She looks great!!! I'm loving her hair!

  • socialitedreams says:

    she looks beyond gorgeous πŸ™‚ and sooooo agree with anonymous at 4:02, well said

  • MsPooh says:

    I think Raven looks great! U go girl! (and I know u already know how to handle haters…so do you, Boo!)

  • Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous! I applaud the hard work she's put in to get fit and fabulous.

    On another note, having the career, love, body, and overall lives we want takes WORK-a lot of work. It requires constant reflection, a willingness to change what no longer serves us, and ACTION. So if you, LaMaraVilla (and the multitude of women like you,) aren't willing to put in that work, I would suggest staying out of the way of those who have committed themselves to living their best lives.

  • Thrifty curly says:

    Right on the nail summerbreeze76. some people are so negative " get a life! …wow….she looks great keep up the great WORK ma. FIERCE NEW HAIR AND BODY!!!! TOO CUTE!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    She looks awesome and her hair is so cute!

  • Anonymous says:

    She looks FIERCE!!! This is my fave pic of the bunch! Hope her new show really showcases her talent.


  • Anonymous says:

    Wow. She looks great!

  • KeshaSharee says:

    This is such an inspiration. I want a size 8 body or something alot more healthy that my current situation and a afro outside this world. Do ya thang Raven!

  • Anonymous says:

    LaMaraVilla, I suggest you do some personal inventory and get to the root of your own insecurities. Raven is fresh to def; however YOU must of had a nice, frosty, mug of haterade this morning to go with those hater hot-cakes and hater hash browns roiling in your gut! Even if,as you erroneously claim, she is shaped like Sherri Shepard and needs to "give it up" (whatever THAT means!), then Poor LaMaraVilla, she is still more attractive then you ad infinitum because envy and resentment disfigures you, not her.

  • Aishah says:

    Get it girl! She looks great!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you summberbreeze76, some people cannot help but inject negativity

  • Anonymous says:

    HOT!!!! U go Raven!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Well put, summerbreeze76, well put!!

  • Anonymous says: long as she is healthy and happy she can do no wrong in my book…get it girl!

  • summerbreeze76 says:

    Wow. Some people are just negative. She looks great no matter how she is shaped. What exactly should she give up? Getting Healthy?

  • Oh Dedewo! says:

    I wonder sometimes has she ever been offered a spot on SNL. I'm tired of seeing AA men playing the roles of AA women (current cast that is). I guess that's a whole other topic lol… she looks GREAT πŸ™‚

  • LaMaraVilla says:

    LOL! She's shaped like Sherri Shepperd or however her name is spelled rofl! Poor Raven, she needs to just give it up already.

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