Scheana Shay responds to people asking if she uses Ozempic

Premiere Party For Season 11 Of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules"
Premiere Party For Season 11 Of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules" / Amanda Edwards/GettyImages

Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay has responded to the claims that she's been using Ozempic. While other celebrities and even Bravo TV stars like Jennifer Fessler of RHONJ have admitted to using the weight loss drug to drop the extra pounds, Scheana Shay says that she's had something else helping her lose weight.

During the season 11 premiere of Vanderpump Rules, Scheana Shay can be seen chatting with Lala Kent and she mentions that a number of people have been asking her recently if she's been using the trendy weight loss drug.

"No, it’s called Scandoval," she says, crediting the cheating scandal that rocked season 10 of Vanderpump Rules, crediting Tom Sandoval getting caught cheating on Ariana Madix with former co-star Rachel (Raquel) Leviss.

This isn't the first time Scheana has opened up about weight loss. In 2023, she spoke about her struggles with her body image on her podcast, Scheananigans, Shay discussed the fact that in the past, she's had issues with unhealthily being focused on her weight and her body, but that having a child had done a lot to help heal those issues for her.

Unfortunately, she says that the stress of going through the Scandoval scandal had set her progress back and caused her to drop some weight because of how it impacted her mental health and appetite.

"Ever since I had the baby, I tried not to weigh myself all the time because I didn’t want to get so fixated on the number," Shay explained on her podcast in August 2023. "And then the last two months of my life have just been insane, there’s been a lot going on that has affected my appetite and working out habits recently and I’ve lost more weight."

She went on to explain that she felt like the stress and anxiety of being in the spotlight because of Scandoval had caused her to neglect her body and it was time for her to get back to a healthy weight. Although she didn't keep her scale out prior to this because she said she felt too focused on the numbers if it was always on display, Shay explained on her podcast that she took it out of storage so she could monitor her weight gain and get back to a healthier place.

Season 11 of Vanderpump Rules was filmed only a few short months after the Scandoval scandal had broken, so it makes sense that even though Shay is in a healthier place now, she was still reeling from the anxiety and appetite loss that she was feeling during the earlier days of the scandal.