Rebekah Elmaloglou, who plays the role of Terese in Neighbours, previously underwent 10 kg of weight gain. She even admitted that giving birth to her child and then fighting to find time for herself had a negative impact on her.
Rebekah Elmaloglou is an Australian actress best known for her appearances as Terese Willis in Neighbours, an Australian television soap opera that has been running since March 18, 1985. Later, Amazon Freevee and Fremantle announced in November 2022 that they had reached an agreement to continue the series. Regular production resumed on April 17, 2023, and the show returned on September 18, 2023.
Since the return of the show’s new season, the Terese actress has shocked many viewers with her overweight appearance. Many people believe she looks heavier than she used to be. Well, here is everything you need to know about her weight gain.
The Terese Actress, Rebekah Elmaloglou, Previously Stated That She Has Undergone 10KG of Weight Gain Since Joining Neighbours!
Rebekah Elmaloglou (@relmaglou), who plays Terese Willis on the hit Australian soap drama Neighbours, previously stated that she has undergone 10kg of weight gain and increased three dress sizes since joining the show. The brunette claims she realized something was wrong when she couldn’t stop sleeping. She later told New Idea,
I’m bigger now than I was two days after giving birth. I’m five-foot nothing so even if I put on an extra kilo or two, it makes a big difference. On TV it makes you look about 10kg heavier than you really are, it’s even worse. But actually piling on 10kg on top of that. For me it’s the biggest I’ve ever been.
The Terese Willis actress, Rebekah Elmaloglou, before and after weight gain.
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Likely, the Terese Willis actress also acknowledged how giving birth to her child and then struggling to find time for herself changed her. She found it difficult to strike a work-life balance after becoming a mother.
Add in the fact that her husband is a former chef, and you have a couple of huge foodies who eat exceptionally well and enjoy a glass of wine. She had no idea she underwent a significant weight gain or altered so radically while keeping a healthy lifestyle since she was so preoccupied with her life, work, and children. She explained,
I honestly think things have changed dramatically in that respect, going into my 40s. I do lead a healthy lifestyle in many ways, but there’s so much running around, not having a routine, not looking after myself properly.
She then added,
I take my hat off to women who have more than one child and work full-time. I just don’t know how they do it. I’m like a woman I caught on TV the other day, who saw herself in the mirror and thought she looked fine — until she saw the family photographs. Oh my God, that’s me.
However, Rebekah Elmaloglou does not find anything wrong with her appearance. The Terese Willis actress has never been pressured to lose weight by producers, but because she was clearly overweight for her height, wanted to do something about weight gain. Something to help her regain her former slender and fit figure. According to the Neighbours star,
I’m not massively overweight, just enough to make a difference to my general fitness and energy levels. That’s the struggle, and I think a lot of women can relate to that.
Rebekah Elmaloglou, the Terese Actress, Joins the Nell and Hugo Drama!
The Terese Willis actress Rebekah Elmaloglou has hinted that her character would confront difficulties as a new stepmother. Terese is adjusting to a new family dynamic after marrying Toadie Rebecchi, the father of Nell and Hugo.
Terese and Toadie as the secret bride and groom in Neighbours’ new season.
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Earlier last week, Nell assured Toadie that she totally supported his new relationship. However, in an interview with Digital Spy, Rebekah hinted that Terese may have her work cut out for her with Nell and Hugo in future episodes. And when asked about Terese’s relationship with the kids, Rebekah stated,
That doesn’t run smoothly at all. The actors are amazing and beautiful. But basically Terese has now got a household full of kids – young kids at that. She was always such a great ambitious career woman, but she always had that nice family side to her. She loves Toadie so she’s going to embrace the kids. But there’ll be issues, no doubt.
Both Nell and Hugo have been recast for the new season, which begins in July 2022, two years after the events of the final episode. Scarlett Anderson played the original Nell from the character’s inception in 2013, through the July 2022 conclusion episode.
Meanwhile, between 2018 to 2022, John Turner played Hugo. Ayisha Salem-Towner has replaced Nell in the new Neighbours, while Tanner Ellis-Anderson has replaced Hugo. Moreover, the show’s executives announced the switch earlier this month, saying,
With new episodes of Neighbours jumping two years ahead, our Nelly and Hugo have grown up too. Introducing the wonderful Ayisha Salem-Towner and Tanner Ellis-Anderson, who we know you will fall in love with.