Chiquis worked with celebrity nutrition and wellness consultant Alejandro Chabén to achieve her goal of losing 30 pounds in eight weeks.
“People would say I was gordita,” or chubby, says Chiquis, 28. “Yes, I had a little chubby girl in my heart, and she’s still with me, but like I always say: ‘It’s time for you [the gordita] to take a break.’ ”
The young actress says she achieved her goal by avoiding two foods she loves: white rice and chocolate.
“Her effort has been admirable,” says Chabén about Chiquis. “It’s been a pleasure being a part of her life because she inspires a lot of people.”
Chiquis says she now feels truly sexy, and that this new body has presented her with a new challenge: to continue to lead a healthy lifestyle.
“The curves are there, and I want them there,” she says, as she puts her focus on launching her career as a regional Mexican music singer, following in the footsteps of her Latin Grammy-winning mother, who died in a plane crash in Mexico just over a year ago.
“I want to focus a lot more on my career and on helping my mom’s businesses,” she says.