Lisa Whelchel had lunch on Tuesday with her former co-star from The Facts of Life, Charlotte Rae. These two might be known to you children of the 80’s as Blair and Mrs. Garrett.
Lisa Whelchel shared the moment with the world in the form of an Instagram selfie captioned with, “Selfie with Charlotte Rae today at lunch. She gave me some good advice. (Just like old times.:)”
Those who know Lisa Whelchel only from her stint on Survivor Philippines are missing out on the nostalgic magic that was made here. Mrs. Garret was always the one that rich, spoiled Blair could go to for advice. Blair (Lisa Whelchel), along with fellow roomates Tootie (Kim Fields), Jo (Nancy McKeon) and Natalie (Mindy Cohn), were all supported, loved and inspired to good deeds by Mrs. Garrett.
So was a wide TV audience of kids who learned many a life lesson at the knee of the kind and big-hearted lady.
Lisa Whelchel has said that one of her biggest struggles while doing the show was her body image.
“The biggest fact of life I wish I knew while on the show is to be a little proud of being a little heavier than the typical girls on TV.”, LisaWhelchel said in a recent interview.
“Because it gave the opportunity to give the girls who watched the show a point of reference for a reality of what girls look like and accept themselves at a normal weight.”
Body image has been a struggle for most girls, but seeing the normally proportioned young women on the show probably helped many in the audience be okay with the way they were.
Man, do I miss shows like The Facts of Life! Do you?
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