Beyonce Does Shape: “I’m not a person that is naturally very thin”

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From Shape Magazine:

“Talking about weight can be a very touchy subject for women,” according to Shape magazine editor-in-chief, Tara Kraft (and, well, millions of other moms out there), but someone has to do it. Who better than one of the 100 sexiest women of the 21 Century herself? Beyonce Knowles.

Shape’s April 2013 issue features Knowles, who Kraft says is bravely willing to go where few women have gone — talking about weight — “because she wanted to make every woman out there feel like they, too, could achieve what she did.”

In case you blinked and missed what that achievement is, Knowles goes on to explain it — going from bootylicious pre-baby fabulousness to pregnancy and back, all in the span of three months — in a behind-the-scenes video of her Shape magazine cover shoot.

I gained 57 pounds when I was pregnant. I didn’t have a lot of time to lose the weight, because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I would never do again,” Knowles says in the minute-and-a-half video clip. “I’m not a person that is naturally very thin. I am a person that has to work at keeping my body in shape,” she goes on to say, adding that dance is what keeps her active.

Add cardio, lunges, and a diet full of veggies and lean meat to that, according to Shape editor-at-large, Bahar Takhtehchian, who revealed to The Insider last year what Beyoncé’s post-baby fitness routine consisted of. Trainer Marco Borges said it’s one vegan meal a day that has helped Bey keep her nearly 60 pound weight gain at bay.

But while “it’s really really hard to lose your baby weight, because you don’t always have the time,” as Kraft admits, it’s easy to work it into your lifestyle the way Beyoncé does, she says. “She’s not setting the bar too high, she’s helping everyone feel like they can get there.”

Beyoncé, on the other hand, says that where she is, isn’t necessarily where everyone else needs to be. “Not everyone is supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.”

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Nicki Minaj Does Elle and Talks ‘Makeunder’

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On her dramatic makeunder for her ELLE photo shoot:

“When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes- you know, nothing – I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”

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Olivia Wilde on Her Fiance Jason Sudeikis: “I thought ‘I’m not beautiful enough or his type”

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On meeting her fiance Jason Sudeikis in 2011:

“I was just learning to be by myself. We were both seeing people but were single. He seemed to really see me, see through the b––t. He said very few words and couldn’t keep eye contact. He was so handsome and he could dance… I thought, ‘He won’t be interested in me; I’m not a contender.’ He was so cool, so funny – I was such a fan of his and had always fancied his speed and his intelligence. He’s a brilliant actor with a brain like lightening… I thought ‘I’m not beautiful enough or his type.’ I couldn’t wait to sit down and hear him talk.”

… says Olivia in Marie Claire magazine.

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Julie Bowen Does Lucky Magazine and Talks Style

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On style:

“It took me forever to invest in new shoe booties. I had all these pairs from the ’90s and all the other shoes in my closet were point at them and laughing. It was a big evolution in style for to grow up and say, ‘I need to take fashion seriously for my job.’ I have a stylist now, and she’s trying to get me to wear more revealing stuff. [My stylist is] Kristen Stewart’s stylist. I go there and see all this amazing funky stuff, and I know it’s for her. If I get K-Stew’s castoffs, that’s all right with me.”

… says Modern Family’s 43 year-old Julie in a colorful spread in Lucky Magazine.

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