BFT: Did you ever fear that you would lose a sense of your identity or damage your brand as the “Velvet Teddy Bear” by slimming down?
RS: I felt that way when I was younger but now that I’m older and more mature. I understand that the nickname ‘Velvet Teddy Bear’ is not of my girth but it’s about the smoothness of my voice.
BFT: We watched you recently on The Wendy Williams Show and you noted that your goal is to be at your best physically by your next birthday. What would you consider optimal health to be for you?
RS: To be completely honest I don’t know where that place is. I’ve been overweight since I was 11 years old. I feel like if I continue to workout and eat right everyday the best me will show up along the way!