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Throughout Hollywood, there has always been an obsession over weight, body image, and the unrealistic standard of beauty. It’s no secret that the pressure to be thin is contagious, particularly for female celebrities and the women that idolize them. But who ever said fitting into a certain mold was the only way to feel beautiful? Though it may seem like our favorite stars are effortlessly flawless, they’re actually more normal than we think. And even some of the most popular celebrities choose to go against the grain and decide to stay body-positive – even when everyone is telling them they should look a certain way.
Check out 15 of the most body positive celebrities in Hollywood ahead.
In 2012, the beautiful actress told Marie Claire magazine, ” I have this rule that when I look in the mirror, I won’t say something about myself I’d never say to a friend. Never point out your flaws to anyone, ever, including yourself.”
Often judged for her muscular body and curvy assets, Williams isn’t afraid to let people know that it’s okay to be proud of your size. She once told People, “I want women o know that it’s OK. You can be whatever size you are and you can be beautiful.”
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Though her weight has been up and down, Miranda always shows a confident attitude about her body no matter what. She told Self magazine in 2012, “I won’t give up what I enjoy to look perfect. I want to find a happy medium between feeling good about my body and still having a beer and some barbeque.”
Everyone has witnessed style icon Jessica Simpson’s body changes from her pregnancy to her recent obsession with daisy dukes. And she has no problem admitting that it takes time to lose baby weight.
The funny actress isn’t afraid to go against the Hollywood grain when it comes to the physical attraction. She told In Touch magazine, “I want to inspire girls who who don’t think they’re cool or pretty. To do that, I need to put out a realistic version of of what it’s like to be a girl who looks like me.”
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The Australian model is fashion’s newest ‘it-girl.’ Not a fan of being categorized as a ‘plus-size,’ she prefers to be recognized as a regular model and has her own line of swimwear for curvy girls.
Tyra’s history with weight has been a roller coaster and she isn’t afraid to talk about it. She chooses fuller figure contestants on her show, ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ and tells girls everywhere that you can be beautiful without being super skinny.
The actress is proud of her weight, and doesn’t need anyone to tell her different. In 2013 she told Harpers Bazaar UK, “If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go —- yourself.”
If there’s anything we’re sure Barrymore will speak on, it’s 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.”
If there’s one thing the comedian-actress-producer-director Mindy Kaling is comfortable with, it’s her weight. She told Vogue, “I’m constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don’t beat myself up over it.”
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No matter what offensive comments critics might say about Adele’s full figure, the singer continues to embrace her body. She once said, “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 my sex life.”
Though she may have lost about 70 pounds, Kelly Osbourne can admit that she will never be skinny or perfect.
McCarthy has embraced her figure so much that she started her own line of plus-sized clothes.
Beyonce made the term ‘bootylicious’ popular a long time ago. According to the singer, the song Bootylicious is a celebration of curves and a celebration of women’s bodies.
Confessing to once being an avid dieter, the actress told Cosmopolitan for Latina’s, “Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world. And get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!”