Dancing with the Star pro Cheryl Burke is once again addressing comments about her body. Cheryl became a target of jokes after gaining weight and spoke out about how it made her feel and her determination to drop a few pounds. Now, after showing off her vacation photos on her social media account, fans began speculating that Cheryl had used her time off to get her lips plumped with fillers. According to Cheryl, the rumors are false—and hurtful.
30-year old Cheryl Burke used social media to connect with fans while on vacation in Mexico. The angle of the photos was a little different than fans were used to seeing the dancing pro and rumors began to fly about everything from plastic surgery to lip augmentation using fillers like Restylane or Juvederm. According to Cheryl, the rumors are far from true and just ridiculous.
“It’s one thing to see negative comments about yourself in the press, it’s another to be criticized by individual people on your own social media pages. It’s much more personal, it hurts,” she said in a statement to Access Hollywood .
“It’s not something I’m used to, I’ve been lucky enough to have a great group of fans who have always posted incredibly kind things on my pages. I was actually looking forward to posting vacation photos since I’ve been eating healthy and feeling so good. I totally let my guard down and wasn’t expecting people to start hurling insults, especially things about me having fake lips and plastic surgery? That’s literally crazy. There are other photos where my lips look like that. I started thinking about re-posting those photos and then I realized I had to take a step back.”
Cheryl found the negative comments shocking at first—especially from those who had children in their profile photos, but managed to move past them and appreciate the support of people who left positive posts.
“I started wondering who these people are and what would make them look at a photo of another person and write something mean on it. It’s not just kids being thoughtless, there are a lot of really mean posts from people whose profile pictures are of themselves and their children,” she explained in the statement to Access .
Adding, “I’ve had some time to think about it all and I’ve found strength in just letting it go. I can’t let myself get hurt by it. I also can’t shut down and not post anything online. There are all different types of people out there who are going to say all kinds of things, online and in real life. The important thing is to know which ones to listen to.”
Cheryl looks to have naturally full lips, which appear larger in some angles than others and different expressions. After losing 15 pounds, it is possible that Cheryl’s lips now appear to be more prominent than in the past, as her face is slimmer, making her lip size seem larger.none