Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland: “We’re athletes. We have the same muscles”

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34 year-old ballerina Misty Copeland is featured in Self Magazine this month, where she talks about the strength of her incredible body, how she was pressured to lose weight and looking different than the majority – from Self:

On developing curves at 19 and how it affected her career:

“I didn’t go through puberty until I was 19, and I was already a professional. So everyone’s expecting your body, as your instrument, to look a certain way.” Copeland speaks candidly about being asked to drop pounds by ABT (she says they used the word lengthen). Rather than comply, she binged defiantly on Krispy Kreme doughnuts, ordering two dozen at a time. “Being told to lose weight, and being African-American, not having anyone else around who looked like me, caused me so much doubt.”

On changing her diet to something healthier:

“There was such a difference in my energy level,” she says. The changes didn’t cause Copeland to “lengthen,” per se, but they did help her dance so well that ABT stopped asking her to. “You can’t change your body to become something it isn’t. [These days] I eat what I enjoy, just not too much of it.”

On the fact that ballerinas are athletes:

“I’m not trying to change classical ballet. I love everything about it. But we have to show that we’re athletes. We’re putting in the same amount of work; we have the same muscles.”

On not looking like your typical ballerina:

“I want to show the ballet world that it’s possible to do these things and not be rail-thin or have pale skin and blonde hair.”

On the fact that she’s obsessed with ballet, even on vacation:

“Even on vacation I’m doing ballet class every day. If I can’t find a gym, I’m in my room holding the back of a chair like a barre. I was in Guadeloupe last December, and my poor husband had to drive me 45 minutes every morning to a gym that had a ballet school attached!”

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Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s Fashion Ad for Yeezy Is… INSERT ADJECTIVE!

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Kim Kardashian (who is still recovering after being robbed in Paris last month) and Khloe Kardashian and their assets were the stars of a new fashion campaign for Kanye West’s latest collection. And the image above is the result of their hard work!

More details from Daily Mail:

The siblings star in a just-released fashion shoot for Yeezy Season 3 in 032c, a German bi-annual ‘contemporary culture’ magazine. The pair are picture wearing very revealing body suits while rolling around in the dirt. Kanye ‘conceptilzed’ the shoot and it was taken in the construction zone of the huge Casabas compound he has been renovating with his wife. The photographs were taken by esteemed fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Sexy? Funny? Ridiculous? What is the word you are looking for?

Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s Fashion Ad for Yeezy Is… INSERT ADJECTIVE!

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Kylie Jenner Says Her Sister Did Not Get Lip Injections

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A few days ago, Kylie Jenner posted a few photos on Instagram featuing her sister with much plumper lips – soon after, the Internet started to scream: ‘lip fillers!’. Turns out, Kendall did not get any procedure done – it’s all due to Kyle over-lining her sister’s lips, guys!

More details from Daily Mail:

The internet went crazy this week after Kendall Jenner shared a photo to Twitter of herself with noticeably fuller-looking lips.

The 21-year-old model’s picture instantly sparked lip injection rumors as she sat next to sister Kylie – who has admitted to using lip fillers in the past – during an interview to promote their new book.

But Kendall’s 19-year-old sister quickly came to her rescue on social media insisting that it was her make-up handy work and not a cosmetic procedure which caused Kendall’s plumper pout.
‘You guys, Kendall let me over-line her lips today with lip liner and everyone thinks she got lip injections,’ Kylie confessed.

She added a genuine apology: ‘I’m sorry, Kendall!’

Let’s remember what Kylie said the first time people started saying (rightfully so) that she got lip injections:

“I’m like, ‘Stop talking about my lips. I haven’t had plastic surgery. I’ve never been under the knife. People flashback to pictures of me when I was 12 and say ‘Kylie’s so different’ but how can I look the same from 12 -18?”

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Bella Hadid Talks Food and Workouts

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Bella Hadid, who lost weight accidentally, is back with a few quotes today:

On being very disciplined when it comes to her diet, but also indulging from time to time:

“I like to eat healthy and not eat crazy plane food. I like to still make sure my diet is good and I stay hydrated and stuff. That’s basically all I do. But I’m going to eat pasta right now. If you want to have a piece of bread, go have a piece of bread.”

On maintaining her skinny figure with her trainer – Rob Piela at Gotham Gym:

“He’s really the best. I literally can’t work out with anybody. It has to be me and him. If I am working with other people, I freak out.”

More pictures of Bella Hadid’s skinny figure in recent outfits inside!

 

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