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Rebel Wilson rages after discovering her Wikipedia photo was taken prior to her 35kg weight loss: ‘Is someone having a laugh?’

Rebel Wilson has aired her frustration after noticing her Wikipedia photo was taken prior to her impressive 35kg weight loss. 

The Senior Year star, 42, took to Instagram to complain about the situation on Saturday, before asking fans for help changing the photo.  

‘Is someone having a laugh putting this as my Wikipedia picture?’ she asked her near 11 million Instagram followers. 

‘Is someone having a laugh putting this as my Wikipedia picture?’ Rebel Wilson has aired her frustration after noticing her Wikipedia photo was taken prior to her impressive 35kg weight loss. Pictured in May 2022 after weight loss 

‘If anyone knows how to change this can you change it to a recent pic [picture],’ she added. 

It wasn’t long before one of Rebel’s loyal devotees clicked onto Wikipedia and updated Rebel’s official photo to an image of her looking much slimmer in a blue dress. 

Rebel thanked the fan, uploading a screenshot of her newly-update bio.  

Old days: If anyone knows how to change this can you change it to a recent pic [picture],' she added to the post

Old days: If anyone knows how to change this can you change it to a recent pic [picture],’ she added to the post

Rebel has impressively transformed her figure by losing 35 kilograms over the past two years. 

Rebel’s weight loss has been widely attributed to the strategies developed by Austrian physician Dr Franz Xaver Mayr.

However, she distanced herself from the Mayr Method in a statement on Instagram last month, telling her 10.6 million followers: ‘This was never my diet.’

All changed: It wasn't long before one of Rebel's loyal devotees clicked onto Wikipedia and updated Rebel's official photo to an image of her looking much slimmer in a blue dress

All changed: It wasn’t long before one of Rebel’s loyal devotees clicked onto Wikipedia and updated Rebel’s official photo to an image of her looking much slimmer in a blue dress

The Mayr Method eliminates certain foods, reduces sugar and also encourages certain eating practices such as chewing food thoroughly.

People magazine was the first publication to report Rebel had lost weight with the Mayr Method, citing a ‘source’ close to the actress.  

The article, published in June 2020, claimed Rebel had seen ‘amazing results’ since adopting the method during her stay at the VivaMayr wellness centre in Austria.

This information has since been repeated countless times by other news outlets, with food website Mashed publishing an article last month stating she followed the diet and listing her corresponding day on a plate.

Setting the record straight: The Wikipedia upddate comes after Rebel denied she lost weight using the Mayr Method diet plan. Pictured in August 2012

Slimdown: Rebel is pictured in April 2022

Setting the record straight: The Wikipedia update comes after the Pitch Perfect star denied she lost weight using the Mayr Method diet plan. Rebel is pictured left in August 2012 and on the right in April 2022 

But Rebel did not correct the record until Monday April 18 when Daily Mail Australia ran a story about her dramatic slim-down, citing the Mashed report.

In her Instagram statement, the Pitch Perfect star also warned fans about diet pill scams using her image without permission.  

While Rebel has denied following the Mayr Method diet, she did spend time in 2020 at a wellness centre that uses Dr Mayr’s techniques, which is perhaps where the confusion arose.

Fitness: Rebel also attributed her weight loss to daily walks. She said in January that walking, rather than high-intensity workouts, had actually been the 'best way' for her to shed the kilos

Fitness: Rebel also attributed her weight loss to daily walks. She said in January that walking, rather than high-intensity workouts, had actually been the ‘best way’ for her to shed the kilos

She documented her stay on Instagram, posting in December that year: ‘Thank you to Dr Schubert and all of the team @vivamayraltaussee in beautiful Austria.

‘I’m going to start 2021 in an amazing place, with a healthy body and mind… and boosted immune system!

‘Love the care you all put into your patients – I am so grateful! Now on to maintaining the weight loss and the healthy lifestyle!’ 

Slim down: She documented her stay on Instagram, posting in December that year: 'Thank you to Dr Schubert and all of the team @vivamayraltaussee in beautiful Austria

Slim down: She documented her stay on Instagram, posting in December that year: ‘Thank you to Dr Schubert and all of the team @vivamayraltaussee in beautiful Austria

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