Category: Body Image

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

Pink

“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

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

Miranda Cosgrove

“What makes a breakup easier is knowing that you will be better off and eventually your life will be easier because you don’t have to stress about the relationship anymore. I think people are in really unhealthy relationships, and you need to just step away. I’m not into drama.”
                                                                   
Miranda Cosgrove Seventeen Magazine

Aimee Teegarden

“In high school, I never had the right clothes. I don’t think I ever wore makeup until I was 16 and that was just mascara.”
                                                                   
Aimee Teegarden Glamour Magazine

Candice Huffine

“We give so much of ourselves to others when we should really work on our relationship with ourselves. Self-care, without the hashtag or face mask, is essential. Look in the mirror and say, ‘You got this!’ Meditate. Exercise. Whatever. Be kind to yourself every day.”
                                                                   
 Candice Huffine Cosmopolitan Magazine

Halsey

I’m 23. When I came into the music industry, I had somebody do my makeup, but I flipped out. People forget that a musician and a model are very different. A model’s job is to play a character, but as a musician, I’m just myself every day. I can’t have someone who doesn’t know me coming on board and changing my face. I’m singing songs that are personal, from the bottom of my heart. My fans need to recognize the person singing to them, you know? That’s just how it is for me. So I started doing my makeup myself. I don’t feel like I need to be                                                        wearing that much. For me personally, I like to find ways to play up my existing                                            beauty rather than trying to change what my face looks like.”
                                                                      Winnie Harlow People Magazine

Winnie Harlow

“I thought my skin wasn’t beautiful enough to wear shorts or open-toed shoes, but my idea of ‘beautiful enough’ came from not seeing enough representation of someone like myself, that would’ve been so powerful for me. I hope to offer all young women a sense of hope and change, that one type of look is not better than another. It’s ok to be different and seeing that is massive for a child.”
 Winnie Harlow People Magazine