Author: Al Baker

Jillian Michaels

“In eighth grade, I weighed 175 pounds and my nose was the size of a softball. Once, I was sitting at lunch and got surrounded by a bunch of kids who let me have it about how ugly I was – my unibrow, the fat rolling over my jeans. I was pure hell. My mom had to pull me out and put me in another school.”
 Jillian Michaels Women’s Health  Magazine


“Feeling beautiful to me is when I feel good in my leather pants and my husband grabs my butt. Or when I’m sitting on a mat and my daughter runs to me with complete joy. Beautiful has never been my goal. Joy is my goal- to feel healthy and strong and powerful and useful and engaged and intelligent and in love. It’s about joy now.”
 Pink Redbook  Magazine

Katy Perry

“But I’ve realized that it’s time for me to show my audience that you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect. I’m ok with picking my nose. I’m ok with having bad dance moves. I’m ok with having horrible lower teeth. That’s what makes me me, and for some reason it’s worked out all right.”
Katy Perry Parade Magazine

Ariana Grande

“The biggest lesson I’ve learned about dating is you need to be with someone who makes you feel like a better version of the best version you are, and you need to be able to be yourself in front of whomever you’re with.”
Ariana Grande Glamour Magazine

Maggie Gyllenhaal

“There’s just so much pressure to be a great mother, wife, friend, actress, or whatever job you may be. If some aspect of you wants everyone everyone to universally love and understand you and approve of everything you do- well that’s a sad life. You’ll bend yourself into a pretzel trying to be all those things you’re supposed to be.”
Maggie Gyllenhaal Oprah Magazine

Anne Hathaway

“You won’t die from humiliation on the internet. You have to get really strong and dig down deep and get really tough.”
Anne Hathaway People  Magazine

Ashley Greene

“I would tell myself that I’m worth it. Even though my parents always told my brother and me they loved us and that we were worth it, it took me awhile to actually believe it. I had a low self-esteem as a kid, because I was a perfectionist. Once you realize that perfection doesn’t exist, it makes things easier and you can accept the faults that you have.”
Ashley Greene Style Magazine

Steve Carrell

“Maybe to coolest people are the ones who don’t care about being cool. Maybe I will start a new trend. Perhaps I’m so out, I’m in. Nope; that’s a lie. I have just given up trying and I am content in my failure. And besides, I can carry around a meatball sub in my pants.”
Steve Carrell Oprah Magazine

Meryl Streep

“Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.”
Meryl Streep People Magazine

Demi Lovato

“I feel like beauty comes from within and exudes out. And the love that you have for yourself and the confidence that you have is what attracts other people to you.”
Demi Lovato People Magazine