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Dascha Polanko: ‘I love being thick. I love having things to move around′

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Orange Is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco recently opened up about sample sizes and body image – here are her thoughts:

On body image:

“When I saw myself on screen for the first time in Orange, I was like cringing because I looked so big. I didn’t look curvy, I just looked big. And I felt like, ‘That’s not me.’ So I started working out. You know what? I’m never going to be a size zero. And I don’t want to be. I love being thick. I love having things to move around. To twerk with! I just want to keep it together and I want to have it controlled. I want to be able to control it. Not it control me.”

On sample sizes:

“It was very frustrating at the beginning. It was really disappointing, and I was like ‘I’m depressed.’ And [frustrated noise] I want to wear color when I have shoots or …. what am I doing? I like to show a little bit, you know? I want wear color, I like neon colors, I like white. I hate that term ‘sample size.’ We’ve gotta come up with a different term than sample size.”

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Kirsten
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Kirsten

OH MY GOD I just find her to be such a sexy and beautiful woman!

Tia
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Tia

I like her character on the show but she looks horrible in most of these outfits.

Hannah Louisa
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I love curvy women but she is a little to thick for my taste. It’s good to know that she’s happy and I think she has a pretty face.

lc
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lc

Yikes. Well, to each their own I guess. You would never hear that coming out of my mouth in a million years. If being thick makes her happy though then good for her.

SP
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SP

Why is it so hard to believe she’s happy at her current size? Nobody is questioning Miranda Kerr’s happiness in her current size and shape. If somebody is worryingly thin or morbidly obese it’s obvious they might have something going on, but when it’s about being in the lower spectrum of BMI vs. the higher end it’s such a big deal, not like Dascha is unhealthy or anything.

lc
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lc

I never said it was hard to believe she likes being this size. I said, if she does, and she claims to; then good for her. But I wouldn’t want to be. Where on earth did you get that I said it was hard to believe her from my comment?

SP
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SP

“Yikes.” “In a million years”, the whole tone of your comment. I get it’s your very own precious opinion and you’re entitled to it, but it sounded so mocking

lc
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lc

Lol, well I’m sorry if the way I worded it offended you, but I wasn’t trying to imply anything. Just voice my honest reaction to how *I* felt, never once did I doubt how *she* feels about herself. Which was your original point, remember?

Quit trying to read between the lines for things that aren’t there, it really isn’t a productive habit to get into.

SP
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SP

Lol it didn’t really offend me but just wondering. You seem like a lovely person that’s for sure

Coldnipz
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Coldnipz

People are getting way too sensitive on this site and it’s ruining it. Now everything is monitored and it’s ridiculous. She’s chunky. End of. Ur allowed to think that. I agree

derk
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derk

The point SP is getting at is: your comment is one of those that makes it about YOU and YOUR opinion of her’s…not HER and her OPINION of her…its pointless and in most cases better left unsaid. Part of knowing what to say, is knowing when not to say anything. Your comment could have simply been “good for her” or “I am glad she is happy with herself”. Going out of your way to clarify how you feel about what she is feeling good about (when you feel differently) gives the impression your simply trying to use the original topic… Read more »

Char
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Char

Actually, she is probably medically over weight. That being said I think she looks lovely…for HER. if I were this big I’d look like a beast as my face would be like a ball.

SP
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SP

Slight over weight won’t be harmful.

kate
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kate

Being a little overweight is actually more healthy than being skinny.

Dani
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Dani

you’d never hear that come out of my mouth either. I like having things to move around? Whatthe?

punani
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punani

1sam·ple
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noun
: a small amount of something that gives you information about the thing it was taken from
: a small amount of something that is given to people to try

Guest

I don’t think she looks unhealthy, but she is certainly overweight. I also don’t dislike her body (she looks hot in the red dress), but I still wouldn’t want it myself. And I just think she has really weird arms.

notmyname
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notmyname

She is not overweight what so ever. She looks normal to me. Just because She isn’t a size 2 doesn’t make her overweight.

Guest

Mmm. I am pretty sure that by BMI standards she is in the overweight category. Medically overweight is a BMI of 25 or higher.

kate
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kate

Bmi is not a good indicator of health. You cant tell some ones BMI by looking at them.

Guest

To me she looks overweight and healthy. And I never said BMI is a good indicator of health. 🙂

derk
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derk

Get over BMI …it was invented by insurance companies to charge suckers who believe anything they are told more money…(its a fact …look it up) ots one of the LEAST scientific ways of measuring ANYTHING ever invented. Not to mention you can’t judge BMI by looking at someone.

derk
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derk

Lol her arms are the best part (aside from her face)

Emma
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Emma

I find her very likeable. She is beautiful in motion (in OITNB), although I do find some of these outfits questionable. Gorgeous lady!

Chris
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Chris

What this statement really means is, I wish I was thin but I’m not so I’ll pretend to like being curvy.

derk
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derk

Yea not at all…what does being simple feel like?

Guest

Oh gawd the biggest ‘no’ to her blonde hair, she looks miles better with dark brown.

Snugglepup
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Snugglepup

I love love love the show so I can’t never hate on her. She’s sexy and looks fairly good in these outfits imo.

HB
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HB

She’s pretty! I’m glad she’s confident about her figure– more people should have that attitude, and if she’s working out and eating right, there’s nothing wrong with being thick like that.

Calia
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Calia

She is beautiful, her body is beautiful, and she kills in that long bodycon skirt and leather jacket. Love the white dress too.

kia
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kia

Every single part of her quote screams unhealthy and scary to me
Good luck

PS
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PS

She looks beautiful and even more so without tons of make-up!

kmoney
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kmoney

That’s a whole lot of WOMAN and I LOVE IT. hot

Mara
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Mara

I have no idea who she is but wow, she looks beautiful with dark hair and I can say she rocks her figure. It’s funny though how her face is so angular and her body kind of big.

james
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james

thick=/=rotund

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MD

She is right up on the edge of chubby but she is still quite pretty and curvy. It’s okay for women to be right up on the edge of skinny also. For most women they probably teeter on those edges for most of their lives. So long as they don’t dip too far into the unhealthy range then live and let live……….

Alias
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Alias

Agree completely

dq
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dq

I don’t give a fudge I’d she’s a little overweight. She looks perfect to me. Confident, sexy, and beautifful.

Uma
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Uma

Very beautiful facially, but too big for my taste (more than likely her BMI is over 25 anyway) and she comes across very bitter and frustrated n the interview. Now even sample size harms the special feels of the special snowflakes.

Juju
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Juju

Don’t like her face…
The woman in the blue and black dress looks like a very bad Kris Jenner lookalike lol (for some reason the dress and haircut makes me think of her).

CK
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CK

Her face is meh, but she looks much better with dark hair, in pics with blonde hair&different make up she’s on the verge of ugly, imo. Her body looks great in the white dress, jumpsuit and the two-piece with leather jacket. Surprised how many people here she comes off as overweight, her frame is bigger&her body type seems thick, so her weight here to me looks like she’s in the middle of her healthy weight range, not even close to overweight. But we’re all playing a guessing game here, so who knows, i just feel like with so many people… Read more »

Maya
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Maya

I didn’t speculate on this, but having been in a few places on the BMI scale myself and also having a larger frame, by BMI standards she is certainly in the overweight category. Because I have a large frame and quite a bit of muscle the smallest I can get to reasonably is a size 6 and at that size I am just in the normal weight range – if I gain 5 lbs I am considered medically overweight (which is ridiculous, but true).

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Marina

It’s almost sad and amazing to see so many comments who just…haven’t learned yet that “healthy” for your height is a range and it varies a lot. At 5’4 she could be 160 lbs and still be in the ‘healthy’ range, not overweight, not obese, just average. In that range she could go as low as 110 – that’s a huge range. Yes, you may not like it and yes, maybe you find it unattractive. But it isn’t because she’s ‘overweight’. It’s your perception of what is attractive and if you like borderline underweight then that’s your choice. But don’t… Read more »

Uma
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Uma

Uhm, what? Stop the blatant misinformation! 160 lbs at 5’4 is a BMI of 27.5. OVERWEIGHT! Not healthy/average range. So how about you do not shove down other people’s throats your scientifically inaccurate assumptions?

Snugglepup
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Snugglepup

I think BMI is very outdated and doesn’t really tell anything about health if we’re talking about the range between slight underweight – slight overweight. A bodybuilder would be “medically overweight”, but is that harmful? No. A curvy woman who carries weight in her breasts and buttock could be slightly overweight – no harm there. It’s about fat percentage compared to muscle and limiting the abdominal fat. Those are the real issues and if a person is say, very curvy or “build bigger” but has no distinct abdominal fat, exercises and eats rather healthily, don’t make her body go through… Read more »

Uma
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Uma

The poster before me was not talking about bodybuilders, but about average women. Bodybuilders are a very small part of the population and insufficient to alter the BMI for scale for the average joe/jane. It is a very good estimate for population weight. Not 100% accurate, but way more accurate than people who are overweight and in denial about it want to make it look.

Alias
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Alias

Right exactly, also the range for individuals is MUCH smaller. BMI just takes into consideration everyone’s body size and frames, and basically is an average. There are some people who can be technically overweight, but healthy because they have a low body fat percentage, and they would be too thin even at a “healthy BMI”. Same for me I would be overweight at a much lower BMI than officially overweight.

modgun
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modgun

BMI is BS, though. The thing is, weight is not always attributable to fat. A muscular woman could have a higher BMI than a fat woman. This is the case with a lot of athletes. I wish people would stop using BMI as an actual indicator of “health.”

Faith
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Faith

I am almost 5’5 and the top BMI bracket not that BMI is the best way to judge health is approx 140 to 145. Which is still a large bracket form 110 to 145.

disqus_e5owUDo2KZ
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disqus_e5owUDo2KZ

I like that she has sex appeal alllll around here (drawing a mental circle around her face). It’s in her eyes. Plenty of 36D-24-36 broads don’t have it in the eyes, trust me. She’s got a very pretty skin tone, unique features, and I think she looks her best with LESS makeup and her hair DOWN.

Snugglepup
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Snugglepup

36D-24-36 isn’t hourglass if that’s what you were trying to say. Maybe the size around the bust should be 36 but under the bust / rib cage measurement won’t be 36 if one has as big top as bottom, and the bottom is 36.

CarrieD
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CarrieD

It’s a bit hard for me to comment on her because I’m smaller but I can relate to the broader frame, the relatively flat stomach, and particularly, the bigger arms. Her arms are too big for her frame (which isn’t small, but still). If you imagine her with her arms behind her back, you’ll see it makes a difference. Having big arms is a nightmare, if you’re big but your arms are small, it disguises the “bigness”. When it’s the other way around, it sucks. Anyway, she looks good in some of the outfits. Never watched the show tho.

username
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username

I have exactly the same body type, larger arms, broad shoulders, flat stomach and wide hips. Because of my broad arms and shoulders, I look a lot bigger than I actually am.. It’s a nightmare to shop as well, I have a size 4 waist but need a 8-10 for my shoulders and arms. . It sucks! But this woman is absolutely beautiful! It’s refreshing to see other body types than the typical size 2-4. I think this is a lot healthier role model for teenagers to have than the celebs who were popular when I was in my teens… Read more »

Faith
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Faith

This! Most people still are in the wrong bra size I have a 38 bust with a 26 waist and wear a 30 back sometimes a 28. Willing to bet to have 24 waist it would be near impossible to measure 34 to 36 inches in your underbust.

Olivià Faith Padovan-Pearce
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Olivià Faith Padovan-Pearce

Such a gorgeous face, but let’s call a shoe a shoe. “Curvy” “thick” she’s somewhat overweight, although she wears it well and does look beautiful. Also, I hate the expression, “I’m never going to be a size zero” of course you’re not, why take it to the extreme? but a size 4, a size 6, is very possible if you really wanted it. Unless she was tall and had a Serena Williams bone structure then these are very reasonable if she truly wanted to be small. If she’s happy, then that’s great. But no one is born to be chubby… Read more »