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Sophia Bush: “I’m curvy. I’m not some rail-thin, 6-foot-tall runway model who was just born that way”

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On body image and ‘being born curvy’:

‘I’ve spent so much time talking to women about, ‘Hey, I may be on TV and I may be photographed for magazines, but I don’t think I’m perfect. I don’t wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and go, “Hey, I’m amazing!’ That’s not how it is. I’m a woman and it’s a struggle for all of us. And it took me until this point in my life at 31 to say, “Hey, yeah I’m going to embrace my body and own it for me, not anyone else. And I’m curvy. I’m not some rail-thin, 6-foot-tall runway model who was just born that way. I was born like this. And that’s A-OK.”

… says 31 year-old Sophia.

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krissy
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krissy
First! I think Sophia Bush is the ultimate role model. She is naturally gorgeous and has a great figure. She proves that you do not need to be ‘rail thin’ in order to be considered beautiful which is something that I personally struggle with. It’s hard today to accept ourselves when our vision of perfection is so distorted and unattainable. I aspire to be like her and have a positive vision of myself. These VS models get so much recognition for being pretty and having the perfect body. It’s hard to fathom but they are born like that whereas most… Read more »
Jenny
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Jenny

Honey, you’re not curvy at all!
I’m so sick of people saying that they’re “curvy” when they have more fat on their body than skinnier people.
Curvy is people who have wide hips, often big b❆❆bs and butt.
Sophia has neither. Maybe a bit wider in the hip area. But not like a pear or hourglass shape, exactly.
People who are fat (ofc I’m not saying that Sophia is!), often calls themselves curvy nowadays.. Just because they have flabby arms, legs, stomach etc.. When they should call themselves overweight.

cloud9
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cloud9

Amen sister! I am curvy (34-25-37) and it pisses me off to hear petite women or plus size woman refer to themselves as curvy. If you have a guitar type body, you are curvy. A size A does not equal curvy. She’s uber cute (minus that eye make up in the second picture) but she is far from curvy, maybe just soft.

Lovisa
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Lovisa

You can be petite and curvy though… like Shakira, Rachel Bilson, Kylie Minogue etc 🙂

cloud9
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cloud9

Rachel and Shakira are apple shaped, their b❆❆bs are like an A- 🙂
That being said, I want to marry Rachel Bilson

sweetestsith
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sweetestsith

What? I’m pretty sure Shakira is a pear, as is Rachel Bilson… B❆❆bs are not the only measure of curvy.

Jenny
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Jenny

Rachel Bilson and Shakira are both a pear. Wide hips but small upper body.

cloud9
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cloud9

Crap, I meant pear, i got my fruits mixed up!

Liz
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Rachel Bilson is 95 lbs soaking wet and nowhere near curvy. She is teeny.

a
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have you seen her in a bikini? she has a great WHR, so that makes her curvy.

Jenny
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Jenny

Yes, exactly. She’s soft. But no where near curvy. If she toned up, then she would see that her “curvy” body would disappear..

Guest

Curvy refers to body shape, not fat percentage. You can be soft and curvy, muscular and curvy, or somewhere in between

Jenny
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Jenny

If an obese woman walks by me and tells me that she’s naturally curvy. Eh, no. She’s fat. Diet, and then let me look at you. You can’t tell what a persons body shape is if they’re fat. Sometimes, but not often.

Guest

I agree that obesity obscures body shape. I didn’t refer to obesity in my comment, I addressed the fact that you can be curvy whether muscular or softer

carrie
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carrie

Urm…what does petite mean to you? It refers to height, not body weight.

I am 5’2 (which is petite) with 34C-25-37 measurements. Which means that I am most definitely curvy. I have big(er) breasts, hips, and a big ole booty.

a
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actually she is, its just hard to tell in the styles she’s wearing in these photos. she has a very curvy waist, hips and bottom and decent sized breasts… not an extreme hourglass shape, but definitely curvy.

Jenny
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Jenny

I’ve seen her in a bikini… And sure, she has a waist, but almost every human being has that.. Not if you have a body shape like Cameron Diaz. But a lot of women do have a waist, but that doesn’t mean that they are curvy.

Niya
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Niya

I think she has a cute and slim body, she’s definitely not “rail-thin” as some models out there but I wouldn’t necessarily call her curvy either.

She has always been pretty slim, but she also looks like someone who has to work for it a little bit. She doesn’t look naturally super skinny.

Lea
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Sophia’s a pretty girl. She doesn’t have some great WHR or b❆❆bs or bhtt but she does look curvy to me. I just think that she lost some weight and that she dresses well for the body shape-love the lace dress, the white outfit not so much. Oh and her nose looks so odd on the second photo! It’s like it’s too small for her face… Did she have a nosejob?

Rosa
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Rosa

Trust me, no one thinks you’re perfect….

mariah
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mariah

I just think she dresses so wrong for her body. She could show a much better shape if she would just dress differently.

Jenna
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Jenna

I like her and I like what she’s saying but that eyeliner…good god.

HB
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That’s what I was thinking! Her makeup with the pink lipstick and braid looks cute enough to redeem that awful eyeliner haha.

maddy
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maddy

What insanity is this? A woman as beautiful as she is, has to finally come to terms with the way she looks, has to struggle to accept the way she looks? Am I the only one who thinks that is crazy? I mean…it’s crazy! It’s so sad that a woman so beautiful feels pointlessly bad about the way she looks.

Zoe
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Agreed. I don’t know much about her but I was sat here thinking: Um… am I missing something here? To me, she’s far closer to the ‘skinny’/slim side of the spectrum than to the ‘curvy’ side, which for some reason she seems to have classified as as the other extreme of ‘skinny’. She looks pretty slim to me, especially her legs. She reminds me a little of Jennifer Lawrence in that they both seem to have deluded themselves into thinking that they’re doing something radical in deciding to be so *big* compared to the majority of the population. Maybe by… Read more »
a
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I don’t think it’s false at all, I think both sophia and jennifer really feel that way. They ARE bigger than what is normal in hollywood, and since that’s where they live and work, of course they feel “big”. It just sounds crazy to us because for the rest of us the norms are totally different.

stam
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stam

I agree! I mean she is in an industry where she is constantly compared to super tiny girls, also a few years back she wrote/ and publically boycotted Urban Outfitters for selling a shirt that said “eat less” on it. I watched one tree hill (haha) so I know who she is but she has been an advocate of body acceptance (of any size) and healthy living for a while now.

Sisi
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Sisi

I agree. I’m look similar to Jennifew and Sophia weight-wise and I feel big IRL often so I can’t imagine how bad it would be in Hollywood.

Patsy
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Patsy

She is pretty but she always comes off as somewhat whiney to me.

Sharen
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Sharen

Worst eyeliner ever?

Marty
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Marty

Aw I actually like that eyeliner!! Maybe from afar it looks better, like persian style. Closeups are always unflattering though:/

machmalow
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machmalow
Sophia Bush is one of the most beautiful women in the world to me. And no, she is not “rail-thin” as she says, and contrary to what I read in the comments, she IS curvy, not excessively, but she is. A curve is the opposite of a line, and curves on a woman’s body are her hips, her b~~~~, her butt, her waist … and well, I see plenty of curves in Sophia, and they suit her well ! That being said, I think she is not aging so well and honestly that make up she’s wearing on the first… Read more »
Agatha
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Agatha

I agree with you, oh my god, people here are so strict about what means to be curvy. There are a lot of body types, you don’t have to be an hourglass to be consider curvy.

tam
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i agree with you- curves don’t have to be extreme to be considered curvices!! She’s not a straight line!! She is beautiful, slim, curvy and I’m happy for her confidence in herself!

guest
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guest

She may not be “rail thin” by her standards but she isn’t as curvy as she thinks she is..although nowadays, curvy is synonymous with being a little larger and ALL women overestimate their size, it’s just a habit. Nonetheless, she’s a gorgeous woman and an amazing role model who constantly preaches about the importance of education, equality, and self acceptance.

Guest

That white dress and the eye make up she is wearing in those pics need to go. Now.

She looks really cute in the other pics though. 4th is my favorite.

menta
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menta

what ?? she is skinny so it doesn’t sound very geniune but i appreciate that she wanted to say sg nice probably. btw that make up on the very close picture is really horrible.

Lifeisgood20131234
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Lifeisgood20131234

I think Sophia is gorgeous, she’s one of my favorite actresses as well. I think she’s curvy but not super exaggerated.

Juju
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Juju

That eye make-up on the close-up picture is a no-no. Now I will sound ignorant but is she related to former US president Bush? I have no idea who she is.

Guest
Guest
Guest

her nose is really really tiny and small 🙂

chrissy
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chrissy

this girl does nothing for me…i don’t get it. not trying to be mean, but does she even have a career anymore?

lc
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Her makeup does not look good imo…

solaxia
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solaxia
She is sooo cute! I always thought she was pretty and actually has a mad hot figure! I’m not crazy about the eye makeup though. I like what she is saying, but I have to say I think she is just as gorgeous as a model. The term ‘model’ doesn’t mean ‘more attractive’. There is no one subscription to beauty as everyone seems to think. I know the media would have us believe this, however that’s the point…to breed insecurity. There is no one ideal beauty that is just inherent in us. It’s created by a large money making machine.… Read more »
CK
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I agree with those who see “curvy” as “curvaceous body shape” as opposed to straight up and down, i don’t like when people try to change the true meaning of the word curvy, you can have dramatic curves or subtle ones while being very thin, fat or in between, cos it’s about body shape, not weight! The beauty of the body doesn’t depend on just that, imo. I’ve been following Sophia since she’s been in One Tree Hill, she’s intelligent&beautiful, i love her and am glad she finally found a project that has success (Chicago PD), she’s also been cast… Read more »
sally
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sally

thats how lazy people talk

Kathleenicorn
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Kathleenicorn

uh she still looks liek a US size 4 to me, she was on jimmy fallon a couple days ago

xAJAx
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xAJAx

I can smell jelly.
She’s not curvy at all btw. She’s just flabby skinny.

Hannah Louisa
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Hannah Louisa

She’s definitely not curvy, at least not in my definition of a curvy body but she looks great, especially her face is stunning.

Liana
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Liana

What a sad world we live in when a beautiful women thinks she doesn’t correspond to the beauty standards when she looks perfectly healthy, thin and pretty.

retrobanana
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retrobanana

this girl is boring looking but I did always consider her more curvy then skinny or slim

DaniH
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DaniH

All though I think that blue eyeliner is hideous 🙂 I love Sophia and watched her on One Tree Hill when I was a teenager. I think she’s beautiful and level headed and seems like someone you’d want to be friends with.

Liz
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I think she is so pretty. I wouldn’t call her “curvy,” though. I think people often use that term to describe anyone who isn’t a size zero. She looks like she exercises a moderate amount and doesn’t restrict her food intake to a crazy level.

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