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15 Awesome Celebrity Body Image Quotes

If the celebrity rags were to be believed, a woman’s worth is in her weight. From speculating on Jessica Simpson’s post-baby weight to sharing Kim Kardashian’s EXACT DIET (seriously – those words were on the cover), it seems like our celeb-obsessed culture can’t stop focusing on stars and their weight.  And while I don’t think that celebrities need to be our body image role models, it’s always refreshing when they push back.

Here are a few great quotes from celebrities about how they cope with the pressure to be perfect.

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  • Mindy Kaling 2 of 16
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    "I fall into that nebulous, quote-unquote, 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."

    —Everyone is Hanging Out Without Me

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  • Lea Michele 3 of 16
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    "I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn't get a nose job. And if anybody needed it, I probably did. I'm proud to be on a positive show and to be a voice for girls and say, 'You don't need to look like everybody else. Love who you are."

    — People Interview

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  • Adele 4 of 16
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    "I think no matter what you look like, the key is to first of all be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to try to improve things that you don't like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself."

    The Huffington Post

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  • Lena Dunham 5 of 16
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    "It completely sickens me what our culture is doing to women. Last week I wore a big top and little shorts and a bunch of stuff came out saying I was without pants. 'The No-Pants Look,' it said. And I didn't go out without pants, I had shorts on... If Olivia Wilde had gone to a party with a big silky top and little shorts she might have been told her outfit was cute... What it was really: 'Why did you show us your thighs'?"

    LA Times Interview

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  • Amy Adams 6 of 16
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    "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."

    Yahoo!

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  • Emma Watson 7 of 16
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    "I keep telling myself that I'm a human being, and imperfect human who's not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure."

    Parade.com

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  • Serena Williams 8 of 16
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    "My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body. I want women to know that it's ok. That you can be whatever size you are and be beautiful inside and out."

    Harper's Bazaar 

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  • Tyra Banks 9 of 16
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    "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. It's not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box… think outside of the box... pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you."

    iVillage

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  • Drew Barrymore 10 of 16
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    "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."

    iVillage

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  • Christina Aguilera 11 of 16
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    "I've been through my highs; I've been through my lows; I've been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I've been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It's noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that's all that matters to me."

    Marie Claire

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  • Jennifer Love Hewitt 12 of 16
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    "To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini—put it on and stay strong."

    The Huffington Post

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  • Fergie 13 of 16
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    "I have learned more and more to enjoy my body when I have a few extra pounds on, just being more voluptuous. I say, focus on the body part that you feel most comfortable about."

    Erudio Magazine

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  • Kate Winslet 14 of 16
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    "I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to. 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."

    Vanity Faire

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  • Rihanna 15 of 16
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    "Being a size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn't try and be like them. It's not realistic and it's not healthy."

    Contact Music

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  • Kim Kardashian 16 of 16
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    "I might have a little bit of cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. I might struggle in this area or that. But accepting that just empowers me. I feel proud if young girls look up to me and say, 'I'm curvy, and I'm proud of it now.'"

    Tonic Gossip

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