Over the years, Hollywood has ironically placed plus-size celebrities in the background regardless of how talented these entertainers are. But the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Mindy Kaling, and Queen Latifah are not afraid to challenge the norm. They hardly qualify as a size 0 or 2, a standard that most Hollywood leading ladies try hard to follow, but their talent and charm have put them front and center.
Find out who are the most inspiring plus-size celebrities in Hollywood today.
6 Hottest Plus-Size Celebrities in Hollywood
1. Christina Hendricks
Now Christina Hendricks hardly ever classifies as plus-size. But as someone who is not afraid to embrace her natural curves, she has become an inspiration for women everywhere. Christina famously hit back on a New York Times critic after she tastelessly commented on her dress in the 2010 Golden Globes.
Christina remained classy with her response, saying she felt “beautiful” nonetheless.
2. Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy is one of the bankable celebrities in Hollywood today. She has been attacked numerous times for her weight, but she often gets the last laugh by winning in the box office.
The Grammy Award–winning artist from the UK has often been the subject of online bullying for her weight. But Adele has proved that online trolls don’t mean anything when you have an amazing talent and confidence. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide and has risen to become one of the most successful female recording artists in history.
4. Octavia Spencer
Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer is immensely talented. She is also one of the plus-size celebrities who boast an incredible sense of style. Octavia has repeatedly collaborated with fashion designer Tadashi Shoji for her eye-catching red carpet looks.
5. Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is a triple threat: she acts, writes, and produces for her show The Mindy Project. Kaling may not directly fall under the category of plus-size celebrities, but she has been vocal with her thoughts about those who criticize her for her weight.
6. Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is one of the most beloved celebrities in Hollywood. Her talents have impacted both the film and music industry. Latifah has also collaborated with numerous plus-size brands to create fashion lines for women.