Emma Stone in Interview Magazine

May 12, 2015 in Emma Stone by Versus18 Comments »


Her definition of ‘beauty':

The more unique the better. When you feel that a person is being true to how they want to look or what their face is, I think there’s something about the acceptance of oneself that I can feel from people. That tends to be what I’m attracted to.

… says Emma in Interview Magazine.

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Knock, Knock! Who’s There?

May 12, 2015 in Take a Guess! by Versus11 Comments »


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Beyonce: “The benefits of a plant-based diet need to be known”

May 11, 2015 in Beyonce by Versus66 Comments »


On her plant-based diet:

First it’s important that you know I am not a vegan. Because with vegan, you picture someone who lives in Colorado that doesn’t wear deodorant. There’s a negative stereotype. At first it’s the little things I noticed: I had more energy… A noticeable glow to my skin without having to deprive myself of carbs. I even slept better. The benefits of a plant-based diet need to be known. We should spend more time loving ourselves, which means taking better care of ourselves with good nutrition and making healthier food choices.

… says Beyonce in the NY Times.


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Size 22 Model Tess Holliday: “I want to challenge society’s perception of “beauty””

May 11, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus61 Comments »


Social media personality Tess Holliday (Tess Munster), who describes herself as a ‘body positive activist’ is famous for her pin-up style photos and fir her Instagram movement called #effyourbeautystandards – and recently, Tess (who is a size 22 US at 5’4”) became the largest plus-size model to be signed by a modeling agency (MiLK).

Here are a few quotes from Tess:

On beauty diversity:

‘I think if someone doesn’t look at an image and feel something, you haven’t done your job. Whether it’s a negative or positive, it should evoke something in them. That’s what I’ve always done with my work, I want to challenge society’s perception of “beauty” and what’s acceptable in our industry and the world. There is no one way to be a woman, or to be beautiful. We all deserve a place.’

On becoming a model at her size:

I went to a casting when I was 15 but I was told I was too short and too big. I was a US size 16 (UK 18/20) and I’m 5ft 4in. It was a little discouraging – I stopped trying to pursue modelling and it was only when I retrained as a makeup artist, working at fashion shows, that I started getting interested again. The truth is, I didn’t want to do anything else. I was never tempted to lose weight. Everyone around me was on Weight Watchers, but it never appealed to me. I have never been one for changing yourself to make someone happy. Everyone said I had a pretty face, so it seemed possible. I just didn’t know there was such a thing as a plus-size model. It was only when I saw a picture of Mia Tyler [one of the first plus-size models in the 1990s] that I realized I could. I am lucky that I have a supportive family, partner and friends. That I got signed? Well, the reaction has been overwhelming.

On being heavily criticized:

I got a lot of comments on Twitter, Instagram, even some letters. Some people were excited, some people called me fat and said I was too big to be a model. I spent a long time fielding through the reactions. Ultimately, in my eyes, my being signed is changing an industry that needed to be changed.

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Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid Get Active

May 11, 2015 in Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift by Versus21 Comments »


Tall and slim friends Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid were spotted getting active on a hike on Mother’s Day in Los Angeles.

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