On 14 March 2006 a new era began on Argentine television. Amidst the boom in the world of reality shows, it came on screen matter of weight (altres), the cycle that proposed coexistence between participants who had target weight lossWith the help of a staff of healthcare professionals. Obesity and its surrounding problems He was seen by the audience through the voices of those who were battling the disease day by day. Cecilia Rolle became one of the competition figures And 16 years after his debut he told Country How has your life changed since then?
Andrea Politi She was in charge of being the first season of a new bet on Argentine television. driver too It was he who gave the nickname “Chechu”. to that lady Friendly and outgoing, arrived from Rosarioand that it took less time to win the hearts of the public, that each Friday gave his support So that the balance is in his favor and remains in competition.
Cecilia only likes to be called “Chechu“Those who knew him through the screen, those who despite not seeing him a decade on TV, they still recognize her everywhere, for example in her native Rosario, where she currently lives. She still enjoys greeting everyone who has a happy memory of her, because His happiness was what stood out from the reality show, As she thoroughly affirms, it changed her life.
When cecilia was a teenager, ever since his parents noticed, he started going through various nutritionists that I had a few extra kilos, Indeed, the professionals indicated a diet, but the young woman did not follow it. This difference widened from the “ideal weight” a few years later. “When I was 18 and my father died, I became morbidly obese. Before I was just chubby”The woman recalled the moment her health started becoming a matter of concern.
For many years she lived under the burden that led her to life situations in which the uneasiness caused by her image clashed with society, which did not stop Take a look at his physical appearance. In this context, and with the outbreak of the economic crisis of the early 2000s, he resigned from his comfortable job and went to live in the United States, a country he had previously visited and in which he observed that “obesity” was not cause for teasing. There, he saw people of his own size walk the streets without looking through their eyes. This captivated him.
“For four years I collected money. I sold my stuff and donated it to others, and I moved to live in the United States. Being fat to avoid the teasing and problems of living in Argentina”, she recalls the sad reason she had to leave the country. There were no difficulties in his life abroad: worked as a babysitter And as a fashion lover could buy all those clothes Before he couldn’t get one for his size, as he had to settle for dressing “with what was available”.
Although his life abroad was going well, he decided to return to Argentina. When he saw that social vision was not really the only thing that was opposed to him, But at every step obesity was shown as a blow to their health. The idea of not going back to his country faded with the passage of time. “I realized that quitting doesn’t make problems go away.”, he reflected, and it brought him back to his homeland.
Once while reading a newspaper in Rosario, he saw that the casting of a new program was open. Two of the brief features that were mentioned were: Obese people and production were in charge of endemol. He immediately linked this information to a bicycle he was a fan of in the United States, lose to win, a group competition in which participants sought to lose weight. When he lived abroad he wanted to register but they did not allow foreigners to enter. Therefore, this opportunity for you The country will not let him go.
“He did it with me at the first casting” One person said to me ‘you’re gonna stay’. I thought he was a blackmailer and said the same thing to all the contestants”, recalls the former contestant from her first meeting with a producer who, as the story would later tell, was not mistaken. He entered with his distinctive shirt which indicated a weight of 142 kg. The weight of his discharge was 80 kg.
“There’s not a day when people don’t recognize me”Despite being away from the screen, Cecilia confirms and goes on to demonstrate that she left the circle with not only accomplishing her goal, but becoming one worthy daughter of one RealityWith fame, affection and applause. He still remembers how his image was a symbol of struggle and support for other people. She doesn’t forget everyone who comes to tell her that seeing her “paws” on television gave strength to those who were passing. Different types of difficult situations.
As for the star participant, her reception in the public was for only one reason: as open. Cecilia showed herself cheerful, honest and without fear of being judged, taking responsibility for their own choices and decisions, that more than once they left him on ballad to finish matter of weight, Although people saw all the wishes that he and many of his companions had to fulfill their purpose, he also remembered that in addition to what was shown, he stay away from home He was greatly missed by his family and affection.
His passage through the cycle he remembers as an amazing experience in which he had the “right combo” of losing weight and being able to be on television. “On top of that with (Alberto) Cormilot, who to me is the Maradona of fat people!”, sheds light on the vast experience and training of healthcare professionals. Chechu lost over 80 kg in his first season during his time on the program. She then returned to cycling, losing a few kilos, and again achieved her goal, although she had some ups and downs that made her come back several times.
Her figure was the most loved and the public always asked for her, which led to her being a part of various seasons as an assistant, and of course she toured afterwards. Tell us about your present.
“They always accuse me that I haven’t learned anything, But I’ve Learned Because I’ve Maintained My Weight Ever Since I Quit The Program”, he confirms, although he also indicates that he weighs eight kilos more today than what he has established. During his participation, he had surgery gastric bypass who is watching with Reduced production of the hunger hormone, ghrelin.
However, the healthy habits she learned in the television series stuck with her on a daily basis, such as the choice of food to eat and the importance of what portion to eat. So much so that he highlights that the most important thing he has as a lesson is to ask for help. “I call my nutritionist right away. I go to the psychiatrist, I go to the psychologist. Those of us who take our time at the program seriously know that what to say what you were going through“, Understand.
For Chechu, matter of weight It gave him the help he had been looking for for years. The public’s learning and love are two issues that count as great gains from that experience. However, his luck in working life was not the same. Upon completion of your participation, Getting a job was a complicated task.
“I was 34 when I became famous and” When the program ended, it was very difficult for me to find a job in my field, business administration., When I wanted to reinvent myself, getting a job was not that easy. My popularity played against me in terms of being in charge of something. It was very difficult for me to find what I was looking for”, he says of the time, which is no longer his reality. He has been working in a metallurgical factory in Rosario for eight years, Where her peers are used to hearing jokes about her fame.
Today the life of Chakra’s “favourites” is far from the media. As he showed so well on screen, so is his cheerful disposition and At the age of 50, she lives comfortably in her daily routine, living with her mother and having a close relationship with her brother. In social networks, he shares some aspects of his life and, as he knew how to do in the program, he encourages people to move on. His reality today is different but at first thought he doesn’t hesitate to be a part of new future airings, no matter what role is offered to him.