“I eat like a caveman, I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors," Jennifer Lawrence told Elle. “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress, I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.”
Despite being told to slim down as a young model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley didn't oblige and as a result, ended up naturally losing the weight as she matured. She told Britain's ELLE magazine, "I can't remember a time where I really battled with my body, but I can remember being asked to lose weight and battling with the advice. It hurt me."
"I've never wanted to look like the models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that," Adele told People magazine.
Rosario Dawson has often been told she needs to lose weight, but the actress attributes her weight to her "big boobs." “I would get told by my manager, ‘Rosario, you went into your audition with sweats today. If you want to wear a sweater, just make sure it’s tight.’ Because the casting directors would call her and say, ‘She’s great but the casting director needs to know if she’s slim.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, have you seen the photos I’ve done? You know what I look like.’”
Liv Tyler has said: “I’ve been told that if I lose weight I’d have more work, but I refuse to submit myself to Hollywood standards. To the rest of the world I am slim and I like the way I am.”
"Actually, the challenge I've always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage," Christina Aguilera told Lucky magazine.
"Let's be healthy big people. Everybody can't be a size 0 or 45, but let's be healthy."
"There's a lot of pressure living this Hollywood life. People expect to see you at a certain weight and when you gain a few pounds then all of a sudden it's the talk of the week, I want kids or women out there to realize you don't have to be anorexic to be beautiful."
"To all of you who have something nasty to say to me or to women built like me," Tyra Banks said on her talk show, "I have one thing to say to you: Kiss my fat a**!"
"I'm comfortable with me. I love my curves. I'm not ever going to be a size 0 and weigh 90 pounds," Jessica Simpson once said.
"It's so bizarre that people are constantly asking if my breasts are real or fake,' the curvaceous model-turned-actress told the Daily Mail. "They're so obviously real that anyone who's ever seen or touched a breast would know." And while women across the world are attempting to replicate Hendricks' bust by going under the knife, she is adamant that she doesn't condone it. "I hope I'm not encouraging that," she continued. "If there's anything to be learned from me, it's that I'm learning to celebrate what I was born with."
Jennifer Lopez once fired a manager for ordering her to lose weight: “I was just so infuriated that somebody said you couldn’t have a little extra meat on you – because I was by no means fat! That was so mean and closed-minded. I was like: ‘No, this is who I am and this is the type of woman that I grew up with and it was beautiful and there’s no reason to be anybody but myself.’”
"My happy weight changes. Sometimes I eat more; sometimes I play more. I'll be different sizes all the time. When people talk about my weight, I'm like, `You seem to have a problem with it; I don't. I'm fine! I've never felt uncomfortable on the red carpet or anything."
She may have been nominated for an Academy Award for her role in "Precious," but that doesn't mean Gabourey Sidibe hasn’t been made to feel badly about her image. When Andy Cohen asked Sidibe in a live interview, "What celebrity were you most disappointed by when you finally met them?" Sidibe answered, “I met Joan Cusack, who is my favorite favorite -- I love her -- but, it was before I became [famous] or whatever. I was at some industry party, and she says, 'Are you an actress?' And I said, 'Yeah!' And she says, 'Oh honey, you should really quit the business, it's so image-conscious.'"
"I just had to grow to love my body, I'm either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself."
"I'm really comfortable in my own skin, learned that I'm not ever going to be a size 2. I would look so weird as a size 2. Somebody would blow and I would fall right over. It just wouldn't be healthy."