Chrissy Metz dazzled at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in LA on Sunday, where her This Is Us co-stars Milo Ventimiglia and Lonnie Chavis picked up the award for Tearjerker.
The 36-year-old actress stepped out in a red PVC dress for the event. Featuring an empire waistline, Chrissy’s sleeveless dress also featured frill detailing at the shoulders.
But soon after she stepped on the carpet, haters tried to tear her down. That caused Metz to fire back: ‘For the record, I wear what I want, when I want. News flash it’s MY body. #thankstho.’
The actress has been a role model for body positivity. In February she told People magazine she was ‘proud’ of what she looked like.
For the record, I wear what I want, when I want. News flash it's
MY body. #thankstho
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) May 8, 2017
The actress also shared: ‘I do want to lose weight. I want to have a fit, healthy body and not have to be put in a box. I don’t want to be limited by anything.’
On Sunday, the star opted for flats at the event, donning a pair of patterned black slip ons, which featured brooches at the front. She wore her shoulder-length brown hair loose and accessorized with a pair of dangly earrings.
During the ceremony, Chrissy’s co-stars Milo and Lonnie took to the stage to accept the award for tearjerker.
The duo won for the heartfelt scene where Milo’s character, Jack, does push ups with Lonnie’s character, Randall, on his back during an emotionally charged karate lesson.
Dressed in black pants and a patterned black short-sleeve shirt, the 39-year-old actor looked handsome as he took to the stage to accept the trophy alongside his young co-star.
‘Thank you very much. We are sorry that we made you cry,’ Milo said in his acceptance speech.
The nine-year-old actor looked trendy in a black suit with cropped trousers and white sneakers.
Milo later returned to the stage alongside Chrissy to present the award for Best Duo to Logan’s Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen.
The hunky actor stayed in character as Jack – the father of Chrissy’s character, Kate – as they announced the winner.
‘You know, Princess, these MTV awards, they were a little different in my day,’ he said.