'Moesha' Star Countess Vaughn Flaunts Her Tummy in Orange Crop Top and Shorts in a Photo Update

Countess Vaughn of "Moesha" rocked an orange top with a tiny pair of shorts as she advertised a fitness shake in an Instagram post. 

Countess Vaughn, who had fans in hysterics with her role as Kimberly Ann Parker in "Moesha," tied her hair into a braid and looked cute in the photo

Over the years, the actress has always been open about her struggles with weight and self-esteem. She once shared how an adult actress made fun of her weight on the set of a sitcom. 

STRUGGLE WITH SELF-IMAGE 

The actress even underwent extensive liposuction in a quest to look fitter.

That kind of scrutiny led her to have low self-esteem and negatively impacted her self-image. According to Vaughn, her thyroid disease is the reason why her weight fluctuated over the years. 

Countess Vaughn attends the premiere party for TV One's "Hollywood Divas" on October 7, 2014 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Countess Vaughn attends the premiere party for TV One's "Hollywood Divas" on October 7, 2014 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

The actress even underwent extensive liposuction in a quest to look fitter and she shared that it was a necessary procedure for her to feel good about her post-baby body. 

It took a whole year for Vaughn's body to heal completely from the procedure. She has struggled with several other issues besides weight including a scalp and a skin condition. 

Although she shot to fame at a young age, the actress' life has been full of ups and downs from when she was very young, as contrary to what it may seem. 

LIFE BEHIND THE CAMERAS 

She once revealed in an episode of "One's Hollywood Divas" that she had an abortion when she was 18. Back then, she had just started her TV show and was scared that Hollywood would get rid of her if she became a mother. 

Vaughn thought that letting people know what was going on could cost her her show so she buried the painful experience deep inside and went on with her life. 

Even during her time in "Moesha," a lot was going on in her personal life including self-image and health issues related to her weight and a painful divorce

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@4everbrandy I’m proud of you. For placing one foot in front of the other. For waking up every morning and simply giving it your best shot. for placing a premium on personal growth too. We been threw are ups and downs , high and lows ... But at the end of the day I had to learn in find myself why not be friends when we're both talented, Why call you names when your just an amazing person... I’m proud of you for being you and working to rise to the best you inside of you.You are an amazing being with amazing God-given capacity. I believe in who you are and who you are working to be. We are all works-in-progress. One of life’s purposes is to improve on the wiring under the hood of our lives. I believe in your ability to stand and courageously be the person you were meant to be. Im not perfect , no where near it..I care about your life and your happiness. I wouldn’t do what I did if I didn’t. I care about you as a person. We are spiritual siblings, you and I. I know this to be true. And it means a lot to me... I apologize for anything Negative I've ever done are said to you ....sorry this had to be on social media , I just want the world to see that I've grown out of my comfort zone ..... Hopefully one day I can tell you in person or on the phone to let you know I mean everything I've wrote .....I didn't do this for applause, because we all know that some people don't believe celebrities to be "human", but this came from a very human place. No matter how or if she respond know that the Universe will continue to bring me growth and happiness because that is what im putting out there...😘😘😘Congratulations on every thing you've accomplished... Love you beautiful ....happy holidays from Countess 😘😘😘😘

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On top of all the turmoil, the actress had a feud with her co-star Brandy. The duo rarely spoke about each other in public, until 20 years later in 2015 after Vaughn posted an apology to Brandy. 

In a lengthy Instagram postVaughn gushed about her former co-star and apologized for everything negative that she had said about her. After that, the duo seems to have worked through their differences. 

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