You might remember Candace Cameron as sweet DJ Tanner on the TGIF family favorite, ‘Full House.’ But now she’s back on television with ‘Make It or Break It‘ on ABC Family – as Candace Cameron Bure since having married NHL player Valerie Bure. The series, which premieres June 22, give us a glimpse into the drama-filled lives of young competitive gymnasts.
Cameron plays Summer, the girlfriend to one of the fathers of the gymnast girls – one who’s particularly nasty. “Summer is a very nice Christian woman and Lauren, her boyfriend’s daughter is the mean girl of all of the gymnasts,” she told us about her character. “She toughens up quite a bit because she doesn’t like to take it from a sixteen year old.”
Although Candace has moved on to other projects, she still keeps in touch with her first TV family – the cast of ‘Full House.’ “We were a really close bunch so we talk a lot!” she said about her co-stars. “I’m closest to Bob Saget and Dave Coulier. When I’m in town we hang out, but we talk through phone or e-mail all the time.”
The actress was looking fit and fabulous as she did press for her new series. But she hasn’t always had it so easy in the weight department. She had a very public teenage weight problem during her time on ‘Full House’. “Then when I was 16, I filmed an episode of Full House where my family goes to Disney World. I remember putting on baggy overalls just to hide my stomach,” she said in 2008. “When I watched it, I was pretty disappointed and bummed out looking at myself…I didn’t feel good about my own body.”
Last year the actress lost a whopping 22 pounds and went down to a size 0 through healthy diet and excercise.