In this modern world, celebrities have incredible influence on the body and fashion choices of young generations. They have the power and opportunity to spread important messages to the public that can spread positivity. Spreading the message of self love and not allowing the public to be manipulated by photoshop is important. Some people struggle more than others at accepting what they look like and being comfortable in their skin, so a body positive message from their famous idol can make a big difference.
Here are the celebs that have taken the time to speak out about body image and spread the love!
Demi Lovato has publicly shared her mental health troubles, and been open about her tough experiences. Since opening up, she has said that girls all around the world have spoken up about their insecurities because of her bravery. She had some useful advice for struggling fans.
“We all have problem areas. I’m always going to have thick thighs. I can’t change that, and obsessing over it will only make me miserable. Learning to be grateful for our bodies and taking care of them are the best ways for us to empower ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.”
Emma Watson (a.k.a. Hermione Granger) is a well-known feminist and humanitarian. As well as being an incredible actress, she us a United Nation’s Women Goodwill Ambassador and heads the powerful He for She feminist campaign.
With this incredible woman’s achievements, it’s no surprise she takes the time to encourage women to love their bodies. Her way of looking at her image is helpful to those who are aiming for perfection.
“I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, and imperfect human who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.”
We all know Jen Law is an absolute legend of a lady! She just keeps getting better. She’s hilarious and down to earth which makes her so likeable.
“If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?”
“You have to look past it—you look how you look, and be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb.”
Hells yes Jen Law!
Shay Mitchell knows the pressure of the spotlight, but she has great advice on why you shouldn’t change yourself to please others.
“Take that one thing you don’t like about yourself, and more often than not, that’s the one thing that makes you more special. Whether it’s that gap in your teeth, that mole you never liked or the colour of your skin”
This star puts an emphasis on inclusivity and spreading the love to all body types and looks. She’s passionate about body positivity
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) March 13, 2016
“You shouldn’t feel discouraged if you’re not waking up feeling amazing about yourself, that’s not necessarily how it works. It doesn’t take one shopping spree to give you that confidence. It’s a developing process. Everyone goes at their own speed. For me, it’s just something you have to continue to work on. It’s a growth and a process. As long as you take every opportunity to learn more about yourself and fall more in love with yourself every day, you’re doing good.”
The hilarious Emma Stone has some great inspirational words for anyone struggling with their self-image and insecurities.
“What sets you apart can often feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.”
“My biggest hope for us as young women is to start to be kinder to ourselves so that we can be kind to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people: ‘too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, too anything’. There’s a sense that we are all ‘too’ something and we’re all not enough. This is life. Our bodies change, our minds change, our hearts change”.
Emma Stone proving that, once again, she just gets it.
First of all, DUH – her smash hit “Born This Way”! All that did was promote self love and accepting who you are.
Lady Gaga has also opened up about her struggle with eating disorders back in 2013 when she began the ‘Body Revolution 2013’ campaign. This campaign showed millions of her fans that recovery and learning to love yourself is a possibility.
Sure, Tyra is a supermodel and it’s hard to believe that she could have hard days with such a flawless body, but everyone has them. It’s normal, and although it’s unfortunate, you learn to fight through them and embrace your body.
The kooky and fun Tyra Banks had this to say:
“Girls of all kinds can be beautiful—from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box… think outside of the box… pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.”
Ariana Grande is adorable and an amazing singer. We love her. She is arguably one of the biggest pop stars in the world at the moment, so she knows the pressure to be thin and look good.
“We live in a day and age where people make it impossible for women, men, anyone to embrace themselves exactly how they are. Diversity is sexy! Loving yourself is sexy! You know what is not sexy? Misogyny, objectifying, labelling, comparing and body shaming! Talking about people’s body’s as if they’re on display asking for your approval / opinion. They are not! Celebrate yourself. Celebrate others. The things that make us different from one another make us beautiful.”
She’s one of the most recognisable pop stars on the planet, with a look that makes women envious and men drool, but Rihanna has her insecurities too. Although she denies that she is a role model, her inspiring words on body positivity say otherwise.
“You shouldn’t be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins … but you have to remember that it’s not practical or possible for an everyday woman to look like that. Being size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn’t try and be like them. It’s not realistic and it’s not healthy.”
So if you’re ever feeling down and insecure, let these famous ladies convince you that you’re perfect the way you are.