Carnie Wilson

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Carnie Wilson

Born

4/29/1968, Bel Air, California, USA

Birth Name

Carnie Wilson

Gender

Female

Also Known As

The Wilsons, Wilson Phillips
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  • Trivia

    • Carnie is 5'3" feet tall.

    • Carnie Wilson married Rob Bonfiglio in 2000.

    • Carnie wrote a cookbook titled To Serve, With Love. A collection of healthy as well as sinful recipes for all to enjoy. Dishes range from poached fish, to 5 cheese macaroni and cheese.

    • Carnie considers herself the unofficial poster child for gastric bypass surgery and wants to educate others about surgical options for dealing with obesity.

    • Carnie was instructed to take a lie detector test on the Celebrity Fit Club, to determine if she was being truthful about her eating habits.

    • Carnie went to a alcohol rehabilitation center after losing the weight. She replaced her food addiction with alcohol.

    • Carnie released a solo album of lullabies inspired by the birth of her daughter in 2006, titled A Mother's Gift: Lullabies From The Heart.

    • Carnie wrote the book titled I'm still Hungry: Finding Myself Through Thick & Thin in 2003.

    • Carnie battled Post Partum Depression after giving birth to daughter Lola.

    • Carnie, Wendy, and Chynna reunited as Wilson Phillips to release a third album of mostly musical covers from the 60's & 70's, to restart their career. The album, titled California was released on the Sony label.

    • Carnie posed nude for Playboy magazine in 2003.

    • Carnie has been parodied on Saturday Night Live by Chris Farley.

    • Carnie was the guest speaker and motivater at the "Million lbs March" in 2002.

    • Carnie wrote and released her autobiography titled Gut Feeling in 2001.

    • Carnie lost a total of 150 lbs in 17 months, after her gastric bypass.

    • Carnie underwent gastric bypass surgery on the internet in 1999. 50,000 people logged on to watch her weight reduction surgery live.

    • Carnie wrote the song "Hold On" that was featured in the 2004 movie Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle.

    • Carnie and younger sister Wendy released an album with Father Brian Wilson in 1997 titled "The Wilsons".

    • Carnie, her sister Wendy, and Chynna Phillips all formed a band called Wilson-Phillips. They had 5 top 20 hits.

    • Carnie graduated from Oakwood High school in North Hollywood, California.

    • Carnie's father is Brian Wilson from the 1960's group The Beach Boys.

    • Carnie has terrible memories of elementary school, she was tormented by all of the children for being fat. She often sat alone and sang to herself on the swings.

    • Carnie has had a weight problem since childhood, each summer her parents sent her to a weight loss camp. Her mother even locked the refrigerator door to keep her from snacking.

  • Quotes

    • Carnie: At 300 lbs, my feet hurt, I was tired all of the time. I'd feel sluggish. I started getting paranoid like I was going to have a heart attack. My sister, Wendy pulled me aside and let me know that she was afraid for my life. I decided to get surgical help after that conversation.

    • Carnie Wilson: (On being part of the band 'Wilson Phillips') We had a hard time because people couldn't get away from talking about our parents. It was frustrating. We weren't just spoiled kids - we wrote our own songs. We shifted 11 million records and we made a lot of money fast. But it was hard work.

    • Carnie: My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate.

    • Carnie: I was so shocked when my husband handed me the phone and told me that Playboy magazine was on the other end, asking to photograph me in the nude. My husband was very supportive, and after several glasses of wine, I was taking off my clothes, showing what I got!

    • Carnie: It was hard being the big girl in the music videos. The director would hide me behind a rock, or stick me in the back of the other gals. Now, things are different, no more hiding. I feel great.

    • Carnie: When you love food as much as I do, staying healthy is not easy. I mean, moderation, not deprivation. That's my new way of living. I always want more and that's just my life.

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