Ashley Graham: “As a curvy girl you get the feeling you’re a second-class citizen”

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On being called ‘a fat model’:

As a model, people are telling you you’re beautiful, and at school, people are telling you you’re ugly. They would say, ‘You’re not really a model, you’re a fat model.’ It was humiliating. I think I just put my head down and internalised it’.

On her body positive message:

I still wake up some mornings and feel fat, of course I do, but I’ve come to a place where I’m like, the cellulite’s not leaving, and I’m not going to beat myself up about it, I’ll embrace it. Some women say, ‘I can’t get out of bed, I’m never going to find a man, or get that job that I want, because of the way I look’. I love my body. When I look in the mirror, I see a woman who is strong and ambitious, satisfied with who she is. ‘I’ve been told I’m a pioneer and a trailblazer, that I changed the game, but to me, I’m just a model who happens to know how to talk to women about loving the skin they’re in. I’m trying to convey that confidence and feeling sexy is about being comfortable with who you are.

On why she can’t diet:

I’m simply not able to adhere to strict rules around deprivation. I get upset, ‘hangry’, when I’m not eating. I would never go on a major diet and work-out spree just to be thin.

On feeling left out a a plus-size woman:

It’s ugly that there aren’t enough clothes in stores for women that go up to a size 22 or 24. As a curvy girl you get the feeling you’re a second-class citizen. I want women to accept themselves. I have so many friends, skinny, really heavy and in between, who all have the same insecurities.

… says Ashley in Harper’s Bazaar.

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LeAnn Rimes: “I do like my butt”

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The full story from Us Weekly:

Strong mind, strong body! LeAnn Rimes’ secret to staying fit is “a healthy mindset,” the singer revealed in Us Weekly’s Best Bodies issue. The Grammy winner, 34, lets fans get a peek at her workouts by posting videos of herself nailing different glutes exercises each week.

“I do like my butt,” she tells Us. “I did something on Instagram called Tight Tush Tuesday and everybody kind of freaked out about it, so it’s become a thing. I work pretty hard on my butt.”

Rimes says it helps that she and husband Eddie Cibrian are “on the same page” when it comes to health and fitness. “He likes to be a boy when he works out and make noises and grunt and stuff. I’m like, ‘I can’t even deal with you right now,’” Rimes tells Us. The “How Do I Live” songstress added that they enjoy taking SoulCycle classes, hiking and taking walks around the neighborhood together, and they help each other stick to a balanced diet. “When I first met him, he was not the healthiest eater at all,” she says. “But I think I’ve gotten him over on my team.”

That’s not to say that Rimes doesn’t indulge occasionally. “I love cheese a lot and it’s horrible for a singer, so when I’m on the road, I don’t do it,” she says. “But when I’m home, I can eat a whole log of goat cheese.”

Rimes — who runs a lifestyle blog Soul of EverLe — says that she works out about four times per week because she loves food and wine. “I take a jump rope with me everywhere I go,” she tells Us. “So it’s easy to do and easy to do bodyweight workouts in my dressing room.”

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Tess Holliday Brings the Quote of the Day

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On being real:

@makeupbyjmonroy captured this BTS from my cover shoot yesterday & it’s totally unretouched & I’m sitting in a way that isn’t “flattering” but that’s why I love it. It’s real. My gorgeous, supportive husband (who has held my hand the entire time through this book) is laughing behind me & I’m just hanging out in shapewear takin a 🤳🏻Wearing makeup doesn’t make me less of a feminist, & neither does wearing shapewear. It’s all about our choice to wear & do what we want with our bodies. I will keep resisting, with perfect coiffed hair from @hisvintagetouch too ✌🏻#effyourbeautystandards #NotSoSubtleTess

… says Tess on Instagram.

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