Queen Latifah: “I was not born a size 2. I’m not skinny, period”

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On her non-typical Hollywood look and loving herself:

I was not born a size 2. I’m not skinny, period. I’m not willing to sleep with the director or step on somebody else’s neck to get the job. For a lot of the things I’ve wanted to do in life, I haven’t looked typical. I think I got to that place by not being happy with the other side — hating your body and criticizing yourself all the time.

When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, “You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself. And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.

… says Queen Latifah in Good Housekeeping Magazine.

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Queen Latifah Gets Photoshopped on Upscale’s Cover

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Left: Queen Latifah on the cover of the May issue of Upscale Magazine, with a completely different face shape, way-too-white teeth, much slimmer arms and a slenderized middle.

Right: Queen Latifah at the Oscars 2010.

This isn’t one of those super extreme cases, where you can’t even recognize the celebrity on the cover, so question:

Are you OK with using Photoshop to this extent?

 

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Queen Latifah: “I Don’t Really Diet”

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“I wish I had known more about nutrition and exercise and how really good it could affect you at a younger age. Then I would have kicked it up a lot sooner,” says the Jenny Craig spokesperson, who has kept off the 20-plus pounds she shed using the weight-loss program for almost three years.

Nutrition is key: I don’t really diet. I kind of keep everything in moderation, exercise and eat right.

I eat a lot of vegetables and lean meats, and I drink a whole lot of water,” Latifah says, before admitting her weakness: “Mac and cheese…I gotta have it!”

… says Queen Latifah in People Magazine.

P.S.: According to many sources, she is 5’10” and 200 pounds (?).

See some more pictures of Queen Latifah from various events after the jump!

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Queen Latifah in Leggings

Here’s full-figured beauty Queen Latifah in a black outfit that includes the overly-popular leggings. And a side view for you all: She’s 5’10” and around 200 lbs (various sources say). How do you all like this outfit on Queen Latifah? Share your thoughts! Incoming search terms:how tall is queen latifah, queen latifah height, queen latifah …

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