On Tuesday June 17 th, I had the pleasure of meeting Caitlin Van Zandt who plays Ashlee Wolfe on the CBS Soap Guiding Light. Caitlin was the keynote speaker at the Walk from Obesity Walk on the Capitol to Raise Awareness about Obesity.
Caitlin who was a size 18 underwent lap band surgery, and the producers wrote the procedure into the story line of Guiding Light. At the Walk event, Caitlin spoke of her own struggles with her weight and how she is now able to deal with it. She is very proud of her weight loss since her lap band surgery and how she has been getting control of her life. She stands as a role model to her fans in her determination to become the healthiest person she can be and she stands as a role model as a celebrity who very openly admits that she needs a tool to help her control her weight.