Chrissy Metz was spotted in New York City on Wednesday, after making an appearance on The View. The actress is currently promoting her memoir, "This Is Me," in which she talks about learning to love herself, her body image, and family values, among other serious topics.
The 32-year-old kept it chic in a black dress and flats as she greeted fans and signed autographs. Of course, in addition to now being an author, Chrissy stars on the NBC hit show, This is Us.
Earlier this week, Chrissy recalled a pretty heartbreaking story which she recounts in her book, in which her first kiss would ignore her in public due to her size.
She writes, “Let me tell you, my first kiss with Derek was — to this day! — one of the most amazing kisses, if not the best of my life.”
“The next time we were all at Mya’s his sister, I waited for him to acknowledge me in a real way, not just through his secret signals. When he didn’t, I decided this was what I needed to settle for — a wink here and there. He couldn’t let anyone know he liked the fat girl. Got it.”
That experience, amongst others later in life, helped Chrissy develop thick skin and learn to love herself. She told E! "I am not perfect and I am not screaming that from the mountain tops at all," said the star. "It's more about being work in progress and being gentle and kind with yourself."
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