Reality TV star Lala Kent has added her voice to the ongoing conversation about the misuse of the type 2 diabetes medication Ozempic for weight loss purposes.
She has been a vocal advocate for health and wellness, and her stance on this issue is no different. She believes it’s time for people to take responsibility for their actions and prioritize their health over their appearance.
Lala Kent Expresses Frustration With Misuse of Ozempic
During a recent interview with PEOPLE at the premiere event of the 10th season of Vanderpump Rules, Lala expressed her disappointment with those who are misusing the drug. The FDA-approved medication is injected into the thigh, stomach, or arm and helps lower blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin production and reducing appetite.
Recently, the drug and other injections, such as Wegovy and Mounjaro, have gained attention on social media and the entertainment industry for being used for non-medical purposes, specifically for weight loss. Speaking out against those in Hollywood circles who are turning to Ozempic for weight loss purposes rather than for its intended use, the 32-year-old stated:
“Stop taking it for weight loss, it’s enough already.”
The TV personality believes Hollywood has a problem and it’s time for a change, starting with setting better examples for future generations. She added that the trend adds unnecessary pressure to those in the industry to conform to a specific body type, which only perpetuates unhealthy habits. The actress noted:
“I think there’s a lot of things that need to change, and it starts with us, and there are times where I roll my eyes and say, ‘F—ing do better, all of us.'”
Recently, several celebrities have also expressed their thoughts about the dangerous trend. Per The Blast, it started after going viral on TikTok. This made is scarce, making it difficult for those who need it for its intended purpose to access it.
Chelsea Handler also joined the conversation to express her opposition to the injectable drug. The 47-year-old revealed that her anti-aging doctor prescribed her Ozempic without her knowledge while speaking to Alexandra “Alex” Cooper on the latest episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast.
Handler recounted how she took the medication as directed, but after experiencing nausea and speaking with a friend, she realized it was the drug causing her discomfort. The actress shared that she had just returned from a vacation in Spain and initially attributed her nausea to jet lag, but it became clear that it was the result of taking Ozempic.
After discovering she did not need it, she ceased using it and passed her leftover doses to her friends. She admitted that while she may be an “irresponsible drug user,” taking a medication intended for diabetics was not a responsible choice. She stated, “I tried it, but I’m not going to do that. That’s not for me. That’s not right for me.”
‘Give Them Lala Beauty’ Founder Shows Bruised Face From Cosmetic Procedure
The star, who has made a name for herself in the beauty and plastic surgery industries, recently underwent a cosmetic procedure right before the festive season. The Blast shared that she was very open with her followers about her recovery and shared detailed information about the process, including photos of her face that were red and bruised due to the procedure.
Kent said, “Today was the final day of work, and I decided to make the most of my downtime with a PRF + micro-needling treatment,” before explaining the process. Reflecting on her previous experiences, she stated:
“It’s been a while since I’ve had this treatment before the pandemic, and I’m thrilled to see the results again. I also had the remaining platelets injected under my eyes, as I prefer this method to injecting filler into the tear trough.”
In a subsequent Story post, Lala Kent delved further into the PRF procedure, compared it to another popular beauty-enhancing treatment, included a photo taken immediately after her treatment, and emphasized the importance of not washing the face for 12-24 hours following the procedure.
True to her word, she shared more updates on her Instagram Story after completing her post-treatment wash. In the slide, her face appeared clearer, and the redness had diminished before sharing images of three recommended products. She noted that taking Vitamin C would assist with any lingering bruising.