There is a ridiculous an unattainable size 0 expectation in Hollywood, and even once you get to that size, they’ll probably ridicule you for your body not being womanly enough. So it’s incredibly important to have celebrities of all shapes and sizes that celebrate body positivity and loving the skin you’re in. Thankfully, we have a roster of famous women that stick up for these beliefs, and we’re here to share some inspiring words on how they found the road to loving their own bodies, and why you should too.
1. Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham is known for fearlessly showing off her imperfect body on her hit show Girls, she’s been quoted as saying, “get used to it, because I am going to live to be 100 and I am going to show my thighs every day till I die”. She’s not afraid to talk about body issues, and we love that.
2. Melissa McCarthy
McCarthy has had our hearts since “Gilmore Girls”, and we loved her even more when we found out about her clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7 which is made for women of all shapes and sizes. She talks about how she wants women to support each other instead of making life a “who wore it best” contest. “My message is that as long as everybody’s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have.” Amen, sister.
3. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe has always struggled with being the more plus-size sister in her family, and harshly labelled “the fat one”. But that experience toughened her and made her a strong, body-positive woman with her own denim line “good jeans”, designed for all body types, as well as her celebration of strong woman in her book “Strong Looks Better Naked”.
4. Mindy Kaling
This voluptuous and multi-talented Indian queen doesn’t live for being slender – she says that even though she’s “constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don’t beat myself up over it.” She wants to tell her future daughter “Insults about the way I look can’t be the thing that harms me and my heart the most. It has to harm me the least.” Can you be our mom, Mindy?
5. Jemima Kirke
The brash and opinionated star of “Girls” has a unique way of dealing with her body issues as a woman – by seeing herself as a man! ” This sounds so cheesy, but it’s true. I try to look at myself as if I were a man who was really hot for me. I’ll see all the things that make me me, and [I’m] like, that’s hot.” She says she does it with your friends, and we’re totally down to try it.
6. Dascha Polanco
You probably know Dascha from the widely popular show, “Orange Is The New Black”. And from her bootylicious thighs and feminine figure. She doesn’t see her curvy figure as holding her back, saying, “even though I’m a size 8 or 10, I still can look as great as someone who’s a size 0.” And she’s proud of her size, given the amount of sexy skin she’s been flaunting on the red carpet, recently.
7. Chrissy Teigen
Fans all over the world have love for this supermodel due to her regular posting and pointing out of pics that showcase her own stretch marks. She helps break down the stigma of what a post-baby body should look like, and isn’t afraid to go there in social media comments. But her pointing out of these flaws are not in a deprecating way, but a light and embracing way that we simply adore.
People haven’t been afraid to bash Adele for her buxom figure, like Karl Lagerfeld and his snarky comment about her being “a little too fat”. But she’s quick to ignore the trash talking, responding to Karl with “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.” She also says, “I’ve always been a [U.K.] size 14-16 and been fine with it. I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.” Boom. Mic drop to all the haters who think bigger people can’t have good sex. Probz better sex than Karl.
9. Tyra Banks
Tyra is famous for displaying a cellulite-filled pic of herself that internet trolls demolished, on her own talk show, with the tearful message to the haters saying “Kiss my fat ass!”. She’s always hosted a range of diverse girls on ANTM, and said “Girls of all kinds can be beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between.” You practice what you preach, girl, and we appreciate it.
10. Christina Hendricks
This real-life Jessica Rabbit of “Mad Men” said something that you don’t hear that often. She said she “gained 15 pounds and…felt gorgeous.” A fuller figure let her look in the mirror and appreciate her womanly curves. She says, “I never tried to lose it because I loved it” We should all embrace our extra 15 the way Christina does!