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Katie Maloney-Schwartz Handles "Shocking and Appalling" Body Shamers Like a Total Pro
The Vanderpump Rules beauty doesn't let trolls affect her — or her levelheaded approach to health and fitness.
If you've ever been victim to a nasty, senseless comment from a stranger, you're not alone. Katie Maloney-Schwartz routinely fields jabs from trolls when she scrolls through her social media feed — but she doesn't let any obnoxious emoji tell her how to feel.
The Vanderpump Rules lipstick creator recently spoke about some of the more jarring things she's seen. "I get ‘wow you’ve really blown up,’ or ‘Miss Piggy.’ I get the cow emoji a lot, or ‘are you pregnant?’ ‘What happened to you?’ It’s insane, things you never could imagine saying to anyone. I’ve got it all," she told People.
"It was shocking and appalling,” she said. “I never thought that someone would have the guts to say something like that to my face, especially someone that I don’t have a relationship with. We don’t know each other that well. With Kevin it was just so inappropriate.”
Still, Katie has been well able to shake off the remarks. "After I talked to Lisa [Vanderpump] I felt so much better about it and I didn’t even think about it," she said of Kevin. "I felt kind of bad for him that he has that kind of opinion on women and feels like it’s okay to talk that way. It didn’t eat away at me at all."
The SURver also has an unshakable healthy attitude when it comes to fitness and body changes. "I think it’s just accepting change, and accepting that it’s okay,” she said. “Our bodies have done nothing but grow and change and grow some more since we were born. Knowing that it’s okay — I don’t need to look a certain way or I don’t need to be the same size as I was when I was 25."
She added: "I now work out because it makes me feel good, and if I lose some pounds in the process, awesome, but it’s about having the right attitude and a realistic approach. I want to enjoy life, and I love food and wine and drinks. I’m not going to look back at age 75 and say, ‘I wish I would’ve dieted more.'" Amen to that!