I’m glad I’m not doing it now. I’d probably be dead. Everybody’s so skinny. Size 0 is like the walking dead. Not sexy at all.” She went on to add “When I modeled, I would normally be a model size 6, 8, though my shoulders are wide, it’s hard to make them fit into things. Now I can’t get into model sizes, because they’re really small.
It’s curvy. I have thighs. I’m a size 28 in jeans. And that’s an average, normal size. I’m proud that I’m normal.
On finding her motivation:
Sometimes it’s hard. I don’t just wake up and run to the gym. When I need to motivate myself to work out, I look at pictures of women like Jennifer Lopez and Kate Beckinsale. ‘They look incredible! If they can look like that, I have no excuse.’
On her lifestyle change:
I’ve been the girl on tour who eats when she can and goes along when the band wants to go out all the time. But you just can’t keep that up. You start thinking, ‘I miss feeling good!’ This past year, I’ve really been on my game by eating right and going to the gym. As a result, I’m focused now, and I get a lot more done. I’m not going to lie and say I was completely happy with my body before. I knew I could change a few things to improve my stamina, especially onstage.
On how being thin is not her goal:
I didn’t start working out to get skinnier – I started working out to feel better. And I think it’s important for women to know that. Don’t be obsessed with being thin. You just have to be fit, healthy, and strong.
There is a lot of pressure that comes with it. But there’s also the pressure to be a good role model for women and have a normal, healthy body. Miss Panettiere adds, “But I love being my height and size, and representing a normal girl and a different body type.
Here’s a lovely start: a collection of 3 beautiful ladies, all differently shaped and sized: January Jones, the owner of a thin column-like figure, Sofia Vergara and her slim and curvy look and the voluptuous Christina Hendricks… all rocking hot red dresses.