America is obsessed with weight and in no place does this come into play more than when judging our celebrities. Stars are either too chubby or too skinny, too fat or too frail, rarely are women in the media considered “just right.” It really is a shame, especially when it comes to actresses and entertainers who aren’t skinny Minnies, those whose bodies have curves and an extra pound or two. Here are eight stars who are full-figured and fabulous who make no apologizes for their weight, and shouldn’t EVER.
Full-Figured and Fabulous! 1 of 9
Click through for 8 stars and entertainers who are full-figured and fabulous!
Melissa McCarthy 2 of 9
Melissa McCarthy's career has really taken off since her days on the Gilmore Girls, with such big hits as Bridesmaids and now The Heat. Her size is totally natural and is just how she is. She once said in Good Housekeeping, "I don't really know why I'm not thinner than I am. I don't really drink soda, I don't have a sweet tooth, and we eat healthfully at home. Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size 6 and I never had to give it a single thought. But I am weirdly healthy, so I don't beat myself up about it — it wouldn't help, and I don't want to pass that on to my girls."
Adele 3 of 9
The uber popular Adele is one who wears her weight well, she is always classy and refined. CBS News stated that, "Adele said she rarely thinks about her body image and feels no pressure to be a "skinny-mini" or wear revealing, hyper-sexual clothing."
"Even if I did have, you know, a 'Sports Illustrated' body, I'd still wear elegant clothes," she said.
One thing for sure, she always looks amazing.
Christina Hendricks 4 of 9
Although the Mad Men star once said in an interview that, "I think calling me full-figured is just rude." She does appreciate the kudos she's gotten for her shape.
"It's such a compliment, because of all those times I had agents who were, like, 'You have to lose some weight,' and all of a sudden, people are celebrating it. It's like: 'Oh, thank you! Thank you for letting me be me,'" she told Health.com.
Beth Ditto 5 of 9
The Gossip's Beth Ditto spoke of being plus sized that, "it's really cool that there are people like Adele on the cover of Vogue and Rolling Stone, and like I think it's really important that people are talking about your body, because if they don't, then you'll never be able to break that barrier."
Queen Latifah 6 of 9
Queen Latifah has lost a whole lot of weight and looks amazing! She did so with the help of a trainer and Jenny Craig. She once spoke of being a role model for "big women" saying:
"There's no way I can represent for everyone. I can't represent for all women or all big women or all black women. It's important for people not to make celebrities their source of who they should be in life. I can't take on the pressure of being perfect. Nobody is."
Oprah Winfrey 7 of 9
As a nation we've watched Oprah struggle with her weight. And being Oprah, she of course was very open about it all. She spoke very bluntly about how her weight was was tied to her ego, "I actually thought at the time that being thin made me better." But of course she was wrong.
Rebel Wilson 8 of 9
Rebel Wilson of Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect fame spoke once of her size and the roles she gets saying, "As a comedian, I think, well, obviously I am overweight, and sometimes you have to use what you've got. Like if you've got a big nose and there's a character with a big nose, you're like, "Why not?" I'm not shy about playing characters like that. But I do like to mix it up, so I wouldn't want all my characters to somehow be associated with being big."
Mindy Kaling 9 of 9
The Mindy Project and The Office star wrote in her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?:
"If someone called me chubby, it would no longer be something that kept me up late at night. Being called fat is not like being called stupid or unfunny, which is the worst thing you could ever say to me. Do I envy Jennifer Hudson for being able to lose all that weight and look smokin' hot? Of course, yes. Do I sometimes look at Gisele Bundchen and wonder how awesome life would be if I never had to wear Spanx? Duh, of course. That's kind of the point of Gisele Bundchen. And maybe I will, once or twice, for a very short period of time. But on the list of things I want to do in my lifetime, that's not near the top. I mean, it's not near the bottom either. I'd say it's right above "Learn to drive a vespa," but several notches below "film a chase scene for a movie."
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