Celebrity Bodies We Need To Stop Talking About

There's so much more to these famous females (and one male) than their figures! Here, we reveal the inspiring qualities that are much more worthy of discussion



Lose It: "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice," Karl Lagerfield snarked about the British singing sensation. Grammy-award-winning singer, Grammy winner, Oscar nominee and poster girl for bringing back the bouffant.

Love It: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, who admits the Spice Girls were her first inspiration, was first discovered on MySpace in 2006. From there, she went on to become one of the most successful singers of all time, winning nine Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards (including Artist of the Year twice), a Golden Globe Award, and an Oscar nomination. But that's not even the best part: The new mom requires all backstage visitors to make a minimum $20 donation to Sands, a British charity that helps people deal with the death of a baby. Who cares what her dress size is when she collects $13,000 for charity -- in one night?

Live It: Don't let the big (or little) people bring you down. People's words only have as much power as you give them.

Jennifer Hudson


Lose It: First called "too fat" for Hollywood, American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson made headlines when she dropped more than 80 pounds as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. Then, proving that nothing is ever good enough, critics called her "too thin." With so much buzz about her body, we might remember the talented singer best for the 20 seconds of "Believe" she belts out in the commercial.

Love It: With an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a NAACP image, and a Screen Actors Guild award tucked under her chic belt, the singer-actress proves she is so much more powerful than a number on the scale. When a personal tragedy rocked Hudson's world (her mother, brother and nephew brutally murdered in 2008), she showed us her true mettle as she dealt with a private tragedy in a very public way. In 2012 she released her autobiography that focuses partly on how she stays optimistic no matter what life throws at her.

Kate Winslet


Live It: Sometimes we aim to change the world only to find the world has changed us; the trick is how you deal with it. Optimism is a gift worth far more than a designer dress in a sample size.

Lose It: Ever since Titanic launched Kate Winslet into the spotlight, her weight has been a popular topic of discussion, mainly because she refuses to apologize for any "imperfections" and goes out of her way to publicly promote a healthy body image. In 2003, when she appeared on the cover of GQ looking trimmed down to Barbie proportions, Winslet issued a statement decrying the photo as fake, saying, "I just didn't want people to think I was a hypocrite and that I'd suddenly lost 30 pounds or whatever."

Love It: The multiple Academy Award winner has received accolades not just for her acting but also for her work in children's literacy. She also showed her bravery when she helped rescue several people from a burning home during a vacation on Necker Island in 2011. Then, inspired by A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism, the 2010 documentary she narrated, she founded the Golden Hat foundation, a charity that aims to "eliminate barriers for people with autism."

Victoria Beckham


Live It: Find something to be passionate about and then immerse yourself in it. It won't feel like work if you love it.

Lose It: The rumors of starvation diets, surgery, and eating disorders have swirled around Victoria Beckham for years, as people speculate about how she maintains her super slim figure. While the singer-turned-fashion-designer is fairly tight-lipped about the subject, she did say that she's not perfect and tends to get "obsessive" about her six-days-a-week fitness regimen.

Love It: Beckham has worked incredibly hard to establish her fashion brand and has gotten many accolades in recent years for her creative designs, but it's with children where she really shines. Being a mum of four is an accomplishment in its own right, but over the past five years, she and her soccer legend husband, David Beckham, have donated more than 1 million dollars to buy specialized wheelchairs for disabled children.

Live It: Don't be afraid to try something new, even when everyone tells you that you shouldn't. And then don't apologize when you prove them all wrong.

Kate Middleton


Lose It: Just like her mother-in-law, Princess Diana, before her, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is subjected to media scrutiny over every ounce she gains or loses. Her apparent slim-down right before her 2011 “wedding of the century” to heir apparent Prince William, was decried as an eating disorder by countless newspaper and magazine articles (Stress from having to plan the "wedding of the century," perhaps?). But when the private princess recently announced her pregnancy, tabloids responded by stalking her on holiday until they got photos of her protruding belly.

Love It: Middleton, like many of her royal clan, is known for her humanitarian work and is often photographed visiting sick children or helping improve art programs in British schools. But what's even more telling of her generous nature is that when she got married, rather than accepting lavish gifts from admirers worldwide, she and William instead started a gift fund that supported 26 of their favorite charities, benefiting everything from the armed forces, children, and the elderly, to art, sports and conservation.

Live It: It’s wonderful to receive, but it feels even better to be able to give! And you don’t have to be a Duchess to help out your local school or veteran’s association.

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