A-List Celebs Are Saying Bye to the Hollywood Body Stereotype

Celebs are speaking out about the smoke and mirrors behind some of Hollywood's most famous faces. From make-up artists on demand to personal trainers who work tirelessly with starlets (not to mention, ahem, photoshop), some amazing women are working to break down our norms of how women should actually look.

“I love food and hate exercise. I don’t have time to work out… I don’t want to be on the cover of Playboy or Vogue. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone or Q. I’m not a trendsetter, I’m a singer. I’d rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album… my aim in life is never to be skinny.”
— Adele
 Image: Billboard.com

Image: Billboard.com

Kelly Clarkson

“Everyone in the magazines is Photoshopped! Beyoncé is one of the most beautiful girls in the world but she gets Photoshopped too. We’re all human! … It affected me when people were saying about me and some other artists that we were the ‘thicker’ ones. I’d be a liar if I said I was always fine with it. But I’m wise enough by now to know that you’re never going to please everyone so you may as well stop trying.”
— Kelly Clarkson
 Image: Rollingstone.com

Image: Rollingstone.com

“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”
— Mindy Kaling
 Image: BravoTV.com

Image: BravoTV.com

“There are so many glamorous actresses — but in the real world, nobody looks like that. I want to inspire girls who don’t think they’re cool or pretty. To do that, I need to put out a realistic version of what it’s like to be a girl who looks like me. Sometimes that means getting broken up with by a dude who says, ‘You’re too fat.’ That way, when my character wins, it’s gratifying.”
— Rebel Wilson
 Image: ABCNews

Image: ABCNews