The most body positive stars

In today’s society when women are obsessed with their weight and are being under pressure to look good, it’s refreshing to learn that there are celebrities who are promoting healthy body image attitudes. The media keep bombarding us with images of super-thin models, but here are some ladies who are willing to stand up to this trend.

Kate Winslet

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The Titanic star has admitted to being insecure about her figure when she was younger, often calling herself a “fat girl”. Now, she accepts and loves her curvy figure. She told Timeout.com, “I don’t want to spend time thinking about the size of my arse. I want to be healthy and I want to have as much fun as I can have. I want to be around for my children. That’s it. Those are the priorities. Not getting a flat stomach. Don’t get me wrong, I like staying fit and healthy, it’s all part of a healthy attitude to life. I don’t think I’m alone in this.”

Beyoncé

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According to Beyoncé the song Bootylicious is a “celebration of curves and a celebration of women’s bodies.” She penned the Destiny’s Child hit because, after gaining weight at the age of 18, she was pressured to get thin. The singer also said: “It’s really not about being skinny or being curvy. What matters is that you love yourself and you are taking care of your health.”

Mindy Kaling

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“I am not model skinny but also not superfat and fabulously owning my hugeness,” she writes in her memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. “I fall in that nebulous ‘normal American woman’ size that legions of fashion stylists detest. For the record, I’m a size 8 (this week, anyway). Many stylists hate that size because I think to them, it shows that I lack the discipline to be an ascetic; or the confident, sassy abandon to be a total fatty hedonist.”

Christina Hendricks

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Christina has her mother to thank for her positive body image. “I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, ‘I feel fat.’ Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, Oh, I look like a woman. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ’cause I loved it,” the actress explained.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez embraces her curvy figure so much she once fired a manager who told her to lose weight. She told Glamour, “I was like: ‘No, this is who I am and this is the type of woman that I grew up with and it’s beautiful. There’s no reason to be anybody but myself’. I couldn’t ever be a size zero. I just don’t see how I could get down to that size and still be healthy.”

Kate Upton

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It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous Sports Illustrated model has been under fire for her weight, but after posing on the cover of the magazine’s swimsuit issue, a blogger attacked her for being “piggy”, “lardy”, and “pregnant”. Kate brushed the hateful comments off, telling the Sun, “I’m not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life and I can’t if I’m not eating and miserable.”

Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore has often spoken about learning to love her curvaceous figure. She once said, “God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.”

Rebel Wilson

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Funny girl Rebel Wilson is at peace with her body, despite not fitting into the Hollywood ideal of what an actress should look like. She says, “I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look. They shouldn’t…try to conform to any kind of stereotype.”

Jennifer Lawrence

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In a Harper’s Bazaar interview, Jennifer Lawrence revealed she was told she was too fat, that it would threaten her career and that folks in the industry tried to bully her into losing weight. Lawrence responded with, “If anybody even tries to whisper the word “diet,” I’m like, You can go f*** yourself.”

Amy Adams

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Even though she felt some pressure to look certain way in the past, Amy Adams feels differently today. “Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body — meaning that it wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit. I was like, ‘Look, I can carry a baby! I’m gaining weight right, everything’s going well.’ And I’ve had that relationship ever since,” the actress said.

Tyra Banks

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On her show ‘America’s Next Top Model’, Tyra Banks has long championed fully figured contestants. She also 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.”

Amy Poehler

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“There’s only, like, five perfectly symmetrical people in the world, and they’re all movie stars…” Amy once said, “but the rest of us are just a jangle of stuff and the earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.”

 

 

 

 

 

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