'Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian' recap: Angelica finds her voice, Ashley stops hiding from the world
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/03/2017
Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian featured opera singer, Angelica, finding her voice again and a photo-fearing introvert, Ashley, becoming a totally different person during Thursday night's finale episode on E!
Revenge Body host Khloe Kardashian gained the tools from her divorce from Lamar Odom to develop a stronger mind, body and soul. She set out to change others' lives whom she can relate to, as she had been called the "fat and funny" Kardashian sister growing up.
While the premise of the show is to seek revenge on a person who has caused hurt or insecurity by transforming mentally and physically, the participants tend to realize quickly in their weight-loss journeys that it's more about bettering themselves than impressing or pleasing others.
"Let's make our haters our biggest motivators," Khloe had said in the premiere.
In the show's eighth episode, Angelica from Charlotte, NC, revealed she gained weight upon getting into a relationship and dealing with her father's death. The opera singer tends to be "typecast as the fat girl" in shows she auditions for, like getting the part of the fairy godmother in Cinderella. She wants to be the star, front and center, but needs to lose weight before she loses her destiny.
Angelica wanted revenge on her mother, grandmother and aunt, because they often criticize her looks and make fun of her. Angelica revealed she had even been called "Free Willy" the whale once.
Khloe hooked the participant up with celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell, who has worked with many male actors as well as Good Morning America host Michael Strahan. Angelica learned she weighed 212 pounds, which was 83 pounds of fat. Latreal decided to cut processed foods, dairy and items high in sugar from Angelica's diet. Latreal noted that sugar can be more addictive than cocaine.
Angelica underwent procedures to eliminate her acne by dermatologist, Dr. Lancer, and eventually lost 20 pounds total and 14 inches around her body.
For her big reveal, Angelica got her hair done by celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood and her makeup done by Hrush Achemyan. Angelica performed a song onstage with her family watching, and her loved ones cried tears of joy in the audience, calling her beautiful. Angelica's mom and grandmother ultimately apologized for hurting Angelica's feelings and bringing her down.
In a post-show update, Angelica is still pursuing her opera career and will be performing with the Golden State Pop Orchestra. She has another big reveal planned for September 2017 when she and her new fiance get married.
The episode's other storyline belonged to Ashley, an introverted girl who loved to eat junk food and hide behind her books. Ashley was very insecure, and it didn't help that she said her mother and sister treated her like a punching bag and made her feel terrible about herself.
Ashley told Khloe that she's a virgin who has never even been on a date. She also hates pictures being taken of herself, so she actually skipped out on taking her driver's test so that she wouldn't have to take a photo for her license. Ashley desperately wanted her mother and sister Alisa to see her healthy, beautiful and confident.
Ashley was paired with celebrity trainer Lacey Stone. The participant began her weight-loss journey at 193.3 pounds, with a 43.4 body fat percentage. Ashley learned she was technically obese and at risk for early death. She truly felt sad that she let herself get to this point.
After working extremely hard for nine weeks, designer Hayley Paige picked out a dress for Ashley to wear on the day of her big reveal, which would come in the form of a sexy photo shoot.
On the day of her photo shoot, Ashley got her eyebrows fixed by Anastasia Soare and her makeup done by Hrush Achemyan. Lee Rittiner gave her long, beautiful locks of hair, and in no time, Ashley was working it for the camera and photographer Vijat Mohindra.
Ashley's mother and sister cried when discovering Ashley's transformation and sincerely apologized for treating her so poorly. Alissa admitted that she disliked herself and therefore unfairly took out those emotions on her older sister. The girls acknowledged Ashley looked gorgeous because even her personality changed into this girl who is outgoing and confident.
In a post-show update, Ashley began dating but is still a virgin. She has also grown much closer to her mother.