Whitney Cummings Reveals She Gained 25 Pounds, Was “Way Too Skinny”

Whitney Cummings Before and After 25lb weight gain
Whitney Cummings revealed on the Today show that she has gained 25 pounds Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images; Desiree Navarro/WireImage

All natural! Whitney Cummings stopped by the Today show on Monday, July 27, and revealed the surprising reason that her face looks noticeably different.

Asked by Today's Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford about her appearance, the comedienne first joked, "Well, I did get a new face. I bought it on eBay."

The Whitney star, 32, then got serious, explaining, "I did this weird thing that nobody likes to do anymore where I gained weight."

"I gained, like, 25 pounds, which I think I needed to," the hilarious actress dished. "I was way too skinny before. Here's the thing… when you're on television, you get confused. I looked like I was passing away, like I was so skinny [that] it's not attractive."

Cummings, who is currently on her comedy tour, indeed looks better than ever. She seemed happy and healthy on Today, and sported a black jumpsuit that showed off her trim figure. 

"I put on, like, 20 pounds and I think it filled [out my face]," she added to Kotb and Gifford. "People think I got a face-lift."

Cummings previously touched on her feelings about her own appearance in a Reddit AMA session last year. Asked by a user if she's ever been truly hurt by a joke, the star admitted that she has.

"I think anything appearance-based — because as a comedian, you don't sign up to be judged on your appearance, you should just be judged on how funny you are," she said. "I would get jokes about looking older than I am, which hurt my feelings because as a comedian you work such crazy hours, I just sleep less, I'm on the road constantly, so I think to work so hard, and then to have someone tell you you look older than you are, I wanted to say, 'You'd look like this too if you had only two hours of a sleep a night.'"

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