In her profile in April’s Vogue–yes, the Kimye issue–Mindy Kaling won our hearts with the opening line, “I feel the same way about clothes as I do about food. I want everything.” That enthusiasm and lust for life is part of what makes us so enamored with the multi-talented star.
Kalilng, who has six Emmy nominations under her belt from her time as a writer and producer on “The Office” (she also played Kelly on the show), is killing the game. She’s the creator and the star of her own show on Fox, “The Mindy Project,” which is hilarious and we’re so glad it’s coming back on April 1, as well as a published author, who is reportedly working on a follow-up to her debut memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? She’s also the first Indian-American to star in her own show on network TV. You can see why we’re in love.
She took time out from her busy and awesome life (follow her on Instagram and you’ll see what we mean), to chat with Vogue about the love of fashion in real life that she shares with her on-screen character Mindy Lahiri, and why she’s happy with her body–a topic that seems to always come up despite it’s irrelevance. (A woman’s woe, we suppose.)
Check out some of our favorite Mindy quotes from her Vogue interview below and read the whole interview here. You can buy the issue on newsstands now, as well.
On body image: “There’s a whole list of things I would probably change about myself. For example, I’m always trying to lose fifteen pounds. But I never need to be skinny. I don’t want to be skinny.”
On favorite designers: “Miu Miu slays me, too. It’s so playful. I love when your clothes can help you project that you’re witty—you know, when your outfit does some of the work for you.”
On body image, again: “When I’m at my thinnest, I tend to wear things that don’t show off my body. But when I’m bigger, I’ll go body-con, which comes from a place of ‘This is my perimeter, in case you were wondering if I was actually much bigger.’”