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Whether it's weight loss, spotty skin or a big bum we have inspirational quotes from Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities who reveal how they made the transformation to feeling confident in their own skin.
In her tasteful naked pose for Who mag Pink reveals that her love of gymnastics meant she grew up wanting to be fit not skinny and suggested her body confidence is rubbing off on her daughter Willow. "Instead of thinking, ‘Am I skinny?’ I grew up thinking, ‘Am I fast enough? How can I use my body?’ I’m a person who could always lose a couple [pounds] here and there, but I would rather be strong than bony.” Picture: Who Magazine/Facebook
Kim Kardashian may be adored for her curves, but she admits she became embarrassed of her body when she began to develop breasts at ten years old. She credits her mother for helping her to celebrate her body. “All my friends were super skinny, and that just wasn't my body type. But I watched my mom, who was always comfortable with herself, and she helped me with my outlook." Kim told Shape magazine. "I have curves and that's never going to change, so I'd better start embracing them."
Oscar-winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence refuses to be pressured into Hollywood’s rigid expectations of beauty. “The world has this idea that if you don't look like an airbrushed perfect model. You have to see past it. You look how you look, you have to be comfortable,"she said during a Q&A. “What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb.”
Nicola Roberts says she became insecure about her pale skin upon joining former girlband, Girls Aloud, but after years of suffering streaky tanlines she has finally come to embrace her complexion. She told the Guardian: “I tried to cover up my insecurities by turning into a big-time tanorexic . "I'm now really happy being pale. The tan used to be my armour; now my 'thing' is my pale skin..."
Kelly Brooke admits her body has wobbly bits but insists the secret to feeling body confident isn’t about hitting the treadmill or eating lettuce. Speaking to Cosmopolitan Body, Kelly admitted: 'I’m not a super-skinny girl and I do love food. For me it’s not about doing 1,000 sit-ups before a photo shoot; it’s about feeling fresh… I’ve got rolls and boobs and I don’t ever want to change."
The voluptuous Gabourey Sidibe says beauty comes from self-confidence. She mused: “People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.”
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o says she was teased for her dark skin, but says she overcame bullying and embraces her beauty which lead to her campaign with makeup brand, Lancome. She said: "I realised that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you."
America Ferrera captured the hearts of people around the world in her breakthrough role as the awkward wallflower, Betty Suarez, in comedy drama ‘Ugly Betty’, and thinks women should value talent over beauty. She told Cosmopolitan magazine: "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 and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"