Most of society makes us believe that being thin is the only measurement of beauty and attractiveness. This concept permeates our lifestyle and culture, especially in elite circles like Hollywood. Celebrities have felt and succumb to the pressure to be thin for decades now, and the overall message sent to the general public is ultimately that the skinnier, the better. But despite the status quo, there are some celebs that have fuller frames and fully embrace it. These celebs make it a point to promote body inclusion and positivity, and flaunt their beautiful shapes at every public opportunity they get. To learn more about these 6 amazing stars, check out these celebs who embrace their curves and look incredible.
Lizzo has emerged as a main proponent of body positivity, with her call-to-arms for all women to love themselves wholeheartedly for exactly who they are, just as she loves herself and body. “I remember one day being like, ‘This is it.’ 20-some-odd years of me believing that one day I can wake up and be some other girl. It’s like, you’re not gonna wake up and be bigger or smaller or lighter or darker; your hair’s not gonna suddenly grow down past your knees. You’re going to look this way for the rest of your life. And you have to be OK with that.”
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Amy Schumer takes an interesting approach to her body size. She regularly uses her size as material in her comedy sketches and shows. But she doesn’t take any flack off of other people making negative comments about her appearance. When someone made disrespectful comments online, she said, “I like how I really look. That’s my body. I love my body for being strong and healthy.”
Beyonce has always been curvy since the beginning of her career, and made being full-figured a cool thing in the mainstream entertainment industry before many others jumped on the same wave. She was so dedicated to changing the concept of body image that she created an anthem to the love of healthy booties, along with her fellow Destiny’s Child members, called Bootylicious. “We do not value ourselves enough. Especially young people, [who] don’t really appreciate how brilliant our bodies are,” Beyonce once said.
Kelly Clarkson has gone through various weight fluctuations since she won American Idol so many years ago. But she was determined to never let critics and the public diminish her self confidence, no matter her current size. “I’ve just never cared what people think. It’s more about if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good. That’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family — I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”
Oprah Winfrey has been very open about her changes in weight and size over the span of her career, and her reflection on all the time she spent previously worrying about her image. “I think of all the years I’ve wasted hating myself fat, wanting myself thin. Feeling guilty about every croissant, then giving up carbs, then fasting, then dieting, then worrying when I wasn’t dieting, then eating everything I wanted until the next diet. All that energy I could have spent loving what is.”
MIndy Kaling has been showing her fans and haters alike that beauty comes in all sizes, and that a curvy woman can conquer the world — and star in her own show that is not just about fixating on her size. “Being called fat, being called not pretty, these are just weapons that men can use against women that we can’t use against them. I am fairly impervious to when people say those things about me, because it’s like, well, I was born this way and I can’t really change that.”