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Kirstie Alley knows what it's like to have the whole world watching her weight. That's why the Dancing with the Stars contestant approves of Lady Gaga's "body revolution" campaign.
"I say more power to her," Alley told OK! magazine. "She is such a role model for millions of girls in the world and she should be whatever weight she wants to be and nobody should have to starve themselves."
Gaga recently admitted that she gained 25 pounds on tour, then confessed on her website to struggling with an eating disorder.
"Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15," wrote the pop star, posting alongside pictures she took in her underwear. "But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION... to inspire bravery... and breed some m$therf*cking compassion."
Since Gaga declared the "body revolution," thousands of fans have posted stories and photos of their body struggles on her Little Monsters web community. And the singer's curves have also inspired one of her famous friends: designer Nichola Formichetti, who has created a line of handbags inspired by Gaga's shapely butt. (No, really.)
"She doesn't know yet," Formichetti told Women's Wear Daily. "[The handbag line] has a little bit of a punk-rock feeling, but it's still quite chic."
The singer herself says she is "overwhelmed with pride and emotion" at the support she's received from fans. "My weight/loss/gain since i was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have," she wrote in a blog post. "My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier then I've ever been. i am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size. And i love you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well."