If her performance as Katniss in The Hunger Games didn't make Jennifer Lawrence your hero, then this just might. The Silver Linings Playbook actress, who has soared to the top of Hollywood's A-list this year, still refuses to go on the Tinseltown starvation diet.
"I'd rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life," she told South African Marie Claire magazine in a recent interview.
Not that Jennifer Lawrence is chubby; she's just not actively shrinking, like so many other starlets. Fortunately, she's not the only one standing up for a healthy body image. Here are five other female celebs who are bringing curves back into fashion.
1. Khloe Kardashian Odom
"Who cares if I’m not a size zero? I don’t want to be," the X Factor host said in the December issue of British Cosmopolitan. "I love my body; I’m healthy, I work out. But I also enjoy life… the more scrutiny I am under, the more confident I become. I am who I am. I can’t do anything about it, and I love who I am."
2. Kate Winslet
"I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to," the actress said in Vanity Fair Italia this spring, when asked about the media image of women. "Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS. No, sorry, there is one: my daughter. The point is that Mia is 11 years old." Winslet added that, although she used to be insecure about her body, she is now "sincerely grateful for my buttocks."
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3. Jenna Fischer
The Office star, who gave birth to her first child last September, slammed the media's expectations of a "post-baby body" in a Celebuzz interview. "I’m actually angered by the ‘posing in a bikini six weeks after having my baby’ [trend]," Fischer said in May. "Who cares if our boobs are hanging low and we have a little more junk in the trunk? We created a human being, everybody. Let’s celebrate!"
4. Drew Barrymore
“I cannot live a life where I’m deprived. I’d much rather be five, 10 pounds heavier,” the actress-turned-producer told Allure in December. "With my luck, I’ll get myself to that perfect goal weight, and I’ll get hit by a bus. Then I’ll be like … looking at myself from some afterlife going, ‘You idiot. You could have had that agnolotti, dummy.'"
5. Kate Upton
When a vicious blogger attacked her weight in July, swimsuit model Kate Upton laughed it off. "I don’t want to starve myself," she told Vogue in October. "I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl. You have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself… I think it’s important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable."
6. Christina Aguilera
"I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body," she told reporters in January, referring to her recent weight gain. "My son is healthy and happy. That's all that matters."
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7. Lady Gaga
After receiving criticism for her curvier figure, Lady Gaga admitted in September that she had gained 25 pounds. She then bravely posted a photo of herself in underwear and revealed that she had suffered from bulimia and anorexia as a teen. "But today I join the Body Evolution," she wrote on her website. "My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: to inspire bravery. This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous."
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