Jennifer Lawrence - Elle Magazine (2012) “I’m never going to starve myself for a part…I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner’…I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong—not thin and underfed.”
Taylor Swift - MSN (2010) ‘I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realisation that everybody does that – even the people that I consider flawless – then you can start to live with the way you are. I’ve read interviews with some of the most beautiful women who have insecurities. And you look at them and you’re like ‘How do you have?’ Name one thing wrong with yourself and they could name a handful…I don’t really want to be that way. I’d like to try to maintain confidence and stay okay with who I am because I don’t really want to change it. Everybody has insecurities – everybody – but hopefully you can overcome them.’
Ariana Grande - Shape Magazine (2012) “Too many young girls have eating disorders due to low self-esteem and a distorted body image,” she says. “I think it’s so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.”
Lea Michele - Interview from GQ Magazine (2012) (When she started acting, people told her she needed a nose job.) “I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn’t get one,” Michele says. “And if anybody needed it, I probably did. But my mom always told me, growing up, ‘Barbra Streisand didn’t get a nose job. You’re not getting a nose job.’ And I didn’t. F- those people. “That’s why I’m proud,” she says, “to be on a positive show and to be a voice for girls and say, ‘You don’t need to look like everybody else. Love who you are.’ “
Kristen Stewart - Harper's Bazaar (2009) “I think it’s ridiculous that you need to look a certain way to be conventionally pretty.”
Rihanna (on size 0 models) Being a size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn’t try and be like them, it is not realistic and it is not healthy. You shouldn’t be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins………..
Miley Cyrus - twitter response to being called fat (2011) “By calling girls like me fat, this is what you’re doing to other people” (she included a picture of a sickly looking thin woman). “I love myself & if you could say the same you wouldn’t be sitting on your computer trying to hurt others.” Miley also posted a picture of Marilyn Monroe with the words “Proof that you can be adored by thousands of men even when your thighs touch”.
America Ferrera - Cosmopolitan Latinas (2012) “How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world,” Ferrera says, “and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!”
Emma Watson - Glamour UK (2012) “I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human being who’s not made to look like a doll,” she says. “And that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.”
Jennifer Lawrence - Excerpt from an interview in Harper's Bazaar (2013) I (the interviewer) ask her (J.L) the last time someone made her cry. She thinks for a bit then tells me about something that happened right at the beginning of her career. ‘I was young. It was just the kind of shit that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that.’ Someone brought it up two Christmases ago. ‘They thought that because of the way my career had gone it wouldn’t still hurt me. That somehow after I won an Oscar I’m above it all. “You really still care about that?” Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt. It doesn’t matter what accolades you get.’
She pauses. ‘I know it’ll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word diet I’m like, “You can go f- yourself.”’
Beyonce - Cosmopolitan US (2011) “The most attractive quality a woman can have is self-confidence………………………“You have to feel good about yourself so that others feel good about you. Don’t focus on the unattractive details, work on the parts you like”.
Meryl Streep Last week at Indiana University, where Meryl accepted an honorary doctoral degree, the three-time Academy Award winner answered questions about her life and career. When someone asked her for her advice to aspiring performers, she said, “For young women, I would say don’t worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things. For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird—that’s your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don’t. It’s OK.”