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A once larger-than-life TV actress has stunned her fans with her new look after ditching her trademark blonde hair and losing an amazing 11 stone in weight.
Mexican star Sheyla Tadeo, 45, has now reportedly lost 70 kilogrammes (11 stone) after undergoing weight loss surgery in 2012 and remaining on a strict diet and exercise programme ever since.
And she also now has a flattering new brunette hairstyle after landing a role in a Latin American version of the hit US TV series, Ugly Betty.
Shelya, who is also a comedian and a singer, shared her new look with her army or more than 140,000 fans on Instagram.
Thanking her stylist Jesus Hichan, she commented: “I thank you Jesus, it really has been a lesson of life this learning with you, and a great success.
“I love you and I thank you very much for the fascinating makeover, I will stay brunette for a long time and I love how you dress me.”
Netizen ‘reyes.monica40’ commented: “Wow! You are so beautiful my Sheyla”, ‘analyah_prado’ agreed: “So beautiful as always”, while ‘soledad3018’ asked: “What is your secret to be so thin?”
Sheyla plays the role of Bertha Vargas in ‘Betty in NY’, a Mexican version of the Colombian TV series, ‘Yo Soy Betty, la Fea’ (I am Betty the Ugly one), which was also remade in the US as Ugly Betty.
After undergoing weight loss surgery in her home city of Culiacan in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, Sheyla famously donated 8.5 kilogrammes (18 lbs 12 oz) of excess skin to local children hospitalised in burn units.
She has appeared in several popular soap operas in Mexico and was also nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for the Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album, for ‘Let’s Love Ourselves: Homage to Lucha Villa’, in 2013.