They're frank, feisty and absolutely fabulous.
Tis the season to rest, relax and enjoy the spoils of a year’s hard work, but if you’ve spent even a second of the festive period worrying about your waistline instead of enjoying your company, you’d do well to take a leaf out of these ladies’ books.
Working in an industry obsessed with youth, beauty and ever-shrinking figures, we’re taking time out to salute seven wellness warriors who have taken time out from conquering Hollywood to preach about accepting yourself for who you are and feeling fabulous in your own skin, whatever your own shape and size.
Mindy Kaling – “I get so worried about girls with body image stuff… And I feel like I have been able to have a fun career and be an on-camera talent and be someone who has boyfriends and love interests and wears nice clothes and those kinds of things without having to be an emaciated stick. And it is possible to do it. In life, you don’t have to be that way and you can have a great life, a fun life, and a fulfilling love life.”
Sofia Vergara – “Confidence is sexy! I’m comfortable with my body and I’m not afraid to show it off.”
Amy Poehler – “There’s only, like, five perfectly symmetrical people in the world, and they’re all movie stars, and they should be, because their faces are very pleasing to look at, 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. You really will be happier in life if you let go of the things that you will never have.”
Lena Dunham – “”Get used to it. I’m going to live until 105 and I’m going to show my thighs every day.”
Jennifer Garner – “So I asked around and apparently I have a baby bump, and I’m here to tell you that I do! From now on, ladies, I will have a bump, and it will be my baby bump. It’s not going anywhere. Its name is Violet, Sam and Sera.”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Girls see enough of this body that we can’t imitate, that we’ll never be able to obtain. It’s better to look strong and healthy.”
Rebel Wilson – “I want to inspire girls who don’t think they’re cool or pretty. To do that, I need to put out a realistic version of what it’s like to be a girl who looks like me. Sometimes that means getting broken up with by a dude who says, ‘You’re too fat’. That way, when my character wins, it’s gratifying.”