Famous for playing Donna Heke in Shortland Street, actress Stephanie Tauevihi is now taking centre stage in her new role as the New Zealand ambassador for Jenny Craig.
The actress and singer who has “tried everything” to lose weight, wants to get back down to a healthier weight and regain the confidence she had on the small screen. She is aiming to shed 20 kilos.
“Like many mothers my age, I have been focusing on everything but my health,” she said.
“While I was busy with other things, my eating got out of control and the next thing I knew I found myself eating three pies a day.”
She said she is looking forward to losing the excess baggage.
“I just can’t wait to go and buy clothes and get myself a new wardrobe; I want to look and feel choice! I want to buy a bra that fits properly. I want my bath towel to go all the way around me and I want to look in the mirror without feeling fat and yuck. But more importantly I want to feel more like myself again.”