Happy women’s month! The United States declared the month of March as a thirty-day celebration of women’s contributions to arts, science, politics, entertainment, and basically all sectors of society. To commemorate this event, Plus-Size-Modeling.com is giving the spotlight to the curvy celebs who have inspired women to break out of their own shells and embrace their curves.
Meet some of these awe-inspiring women below.
5 Curvy Celebs Who Have No Time for Body-Shamers
1. Christina Hendricks
“Sure, I’d be happier with 10 pounds off—wouldn’t every woman? But when I looked at pictures of myself, I thought I looked beautiful. I didn’t tear myself apart.”
Man Men‘s Christina Hendricks has become a sex symbol over the years. Famous fashion designer Vivienne Westwood even said that Hendricks has “ideal body type for women.” With her success on and off the screen, Hendricks has no time for body-shamers and often shuts down reporters who constantly point out her weight.
2. Lady Gaga
“I heard my body is a topic of conversation, so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body, and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions. Thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, gaga”
Lady Gaga recently made headlines by appearing in her first-ever Super Bowl show early this year. She put on a spectacular display but was bombarded with negative comments about her figure. Gaga may not be classified as curvy, but she isn’t exactly a sample size either, making her response to haters as epic as her show-stopping performance.
3. Salma Hayek
“I am on the limit of chubbiness because I love my food and my wine . . . I am happy because I eat.”
Salma Hayek slams the media for putting pressure on actresses to be a certain size. The Mexican beauty continues to be proud of her curves and is not afraid to flaunt them in the red carpet.
4. America Ferrera
“I think Hispanic women are beautiful with their curves. I’m not sure who feels that way in Hollywood. I was never told to lose 50 pounds. If they think that, they just don’t bother with you. You just don’t get the role and you never know why. That’s still better than physically harming yourself and becoming unhealthy just to star in a movie.”
America Ferrera may be one of the most popular curvy celebs out there, but that does not mean she’s always had it easy. Ferrera has been criticized for pretty much everything she does, whether she gains weight or when she loses it. As expected, her response to her haters is both sassy yet classy.
“I wrote [‘Bootylicious’] because, at the time, I’d gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under, the pressure to be thin, is unbelievable. I was just 18 and you shouldn’t be thinking about that. You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun, and the song was just telling everyone just forget what people are saying, you’re bootylicious. That’s all. It’s a celebration of curves and a celebration of women’s bodies.”
Beyoncé is unarguably the most popular of all the curvy celebs on this list, so it was only fitting for the multimedia superstar to convey a positive message to her massive followers. “Bootylicious” may not exactly be Destiny’s Child’s (the American R & B group Beyoncé was part of) best song, but the backstory is one of the most inspiring ones out there.