After losing over 100lbs, Mo’Nique has been oozing with confidence and happiness, as shown in recent videos shared to her Instagram. The actress and comedian has been delighting fans with her Las Vegas residency at SLS Hotel’s Sayers Club.
Mo’Nique looks amazing flaunting her slim, yet curvaceous figure in recent clips shared to her Instagram account.
The 51-year-old Academy Award winner welcomed her fans to a Meet&Greet right before one of her shows at the SLS Hotel’s Sayers Club, by showing off her best dance moves and inviting them to join her.
The “Precious” star was donning an off-shoulder draped green dress that hugged her slim figure enhancing all her best assets. She completed the look with strappy gold sandals and tied her locks in a high bun.
“WELCOME TO THE MEET & GREET. SLS HOTEL. Baby the PARTYING WE BE DOING. See y’all next week! Love us 4 REAL!” she captioned the series of clips.
Fans took over the comment section to praise Mo’Nique’s dress choice and her friendly personality, as she is also shown in the clips hugging fans and talking to them as if they were long-time friends.
“@im_jouvanillagift: I’m loving your energy and your looking great!!! Happy for happiness....”
“@suzziequest: Your meet and greet.are awesome. I've never seen anyone spend as much time as you do. I remember NYC. peace.”
“@marymargarettaylor: Looking Good MS. MO'NIQUE, love that green dress and those gold high heels, You are really Slaying This look.YAYYY!”
Mo’Nique’s highly anticipated Las Vegas residency comes months after she was in the middle of a controversy for calling her fans to boycott Netflix, accusing the company of operating under gender and racial bias.
Her anger esteemed from the fact that Netflix offered her $500,000 to make a comedy special, a sum she thought was low in comparison to Amy Schumer’s $11 million deal and Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle’s $20 million deals.
At the time, Mo’Nique received the support of many of her fans but was also slammed on social media by people who thought she was asking for money she didn’t deserve.
However, she didn’t let that stop her, and to this day, she doesn’t regret anything about the situation, as she recently told Vulture, “I’ve had absolutely no regrets whatsoever. If I had to do it all over again, I would do it the same way.”
Mo’Nique also explained to Essence that earning her Las Vegas residency doesn’t feel like a revenge plot to prove wrong all of those who doubted her or her career.
“It doesn’t feel like revenge because I’m not out to get anyone,” she said.
“This is a part of what I do. I never stopped. Because people didn’t see me, they thought I had stopped, but I’ve never stopped being a standup comedian. Through all of this, I was still traveling the country, going to this city, this city, this city, this city because that’s my passion. That’s my baby. That’s my love.”
“When the residency came, my husband and [comedy club owner] Tommy Thomas, they worked out the deal. It just felt right because the universe was saying, ‘See, baby? You kept going. We were just getting you ready.'”
Mo’Nique’s show has been receiving positive reviews from avid fans and curious people that have attended since it started on January 11.
“It’s something different because people laugh. People cry. People listen. People are shocked,” she said, adding that the show also contains a few R-rated jokes.
She also stated that standing on the stage with a microphone to share her truth, feels like a version of therapy “because it allows you a freedom that most people never get.”
“When I’m on that stage, I feel like I’m in the living room and we’re just talking. We’re going to laugh out loud. We might cry a little bit. We might even get real up in each other’s face, but that’s what it is for me,” she concluded.