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June 23, 2020

Gabourey Sidibe Poses in Light Makeup and Natural Hair Ahead of Juneteenth

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Popular actress Gabourey Sidibe took to social media to wish her fans and followers a "Happy June" with a photo which flaunted her barely made-up face and natural hair.

Gabourey Sidibe is celebrating the month of June and she took to Instagram with a photo that captured her with one fist raised in the air — a symbol of solidarity towards the Black Lives Matter movement. She captioned the post,

"Happy JuneTeenth Eve."

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For the picture, Gabourey didn't put on a lot of make-up, deciding to apply a bit of lipstick and just a hint of blush. Her dark natural hair was also entirely on display with a slight parting near the middle. 

In the comments section, fans of the "Empire" actress complimented the post as most agreed that Sidibe looked cute and many couldn't get enough of her glowing skin. A fan wrote,

"Your skin is so beautiful." 

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Sidibe made her acting debut in the movie "Precious." Her role as "Claireece 'Precious' Jones," earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and she got nominated for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress.

According to Lee Daniels, the director of "Precious," Sidibe's audition for her role "was exquisite." He alleged that Sidibe was able to tap into her life experience in a way that was simultaneously beautiful and tragic.  

She opened up about the ordeal and her battle with depression, anxiety and bulimia in her memoir.

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Since her debut on "Precious," Sidibe has continued to flourish in her career; she's been involved in acting, she has made waves as an author and has also led some short films.

She made her debut as a TV director when she directed an episode from the fifth season of Fox's megahit, "Empire." 

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In a conversation before the episode premiere, Sidibe told ESSENCE, "We have directors for hire, so we get new directors all the time. And I see the way they're treated depending on race and gender and experience. I know what fight I'm in for."

In 2019, Sidibe, who has reportedly battled with her weight all her life, went under the knife for an invasive weight-loss surgery. 

She opened up about the ordeal and her battle with depression, anxiety, and bulimia in her memoir, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare."

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According to People, Sidibe resolved to undergo laparoscopic surgery after she and her brother, Ahmed, were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  

Sidibe admitted that she tried to lose weight the natural way, for more than a decade, before deciding to go with the procedure. She alleged that she didn't want to worry about the complications diabetes often brings about. 

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