Ronda Rousey Looking To Shatter Female Body Image Problems With Crossover To Mainstream –– Vows, 'If Anyone Calls Me Fat One More Time In My Life, I'm Going To Kill Them'
UFC breakout star Ronda Rousey opened up about how she's looking to break the body mold for Hollywood actresses as she looks to transition to the world of entertainment, vowing, "I swear to God, if anyone calls me fat one more time in my life, I'm going to kill them."
She said that if she "can represent that body type of women that isn't represented so much in media, then she'd be happy to do that."
The 28-year-old beauty spoke with the NY Times amid her upcoming role alongside Mark Wahlberg in director Peter Berg's Mile 22, due out next year. (She's been undergoing acting lessons as well as working with a stylist for a transition, amid unprecedented popularity in the sports world.)
To illustrate her point, Rousey said that ahead of one recent photo shoot for an ad campaign, she "came into the shoot purposely way heavier ... because somebody said something really rude to me."
The brash beauty noted that "the campaign ended up being amazing, even though I was heavier just to make a point."
The 2008 Olympic medalist, standing at 5 foot 7 and weighing 153 pounds, said her "favorite" weight is about 148 pounds, giving her a healthy balance of abs and breasts because "you can't have both."
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Rousey, who has shown skin in magazines such as Maxim and Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, said she did so feeling it's a "really effective way to change the societal standard women are held to."
"When women say that going on publications directed at men is somehow demeaning," she said, "I don't think that's true."
Elsewhere in the interview, Rousey noted how current times make for a "conflicting era for women."
While "women are doing so amazingly and taking over the athletic world,' Rousey said, "we're also in a time where ... how can I really put it? That women without any skills that freeload are being glorified.
"That's something I was raised not to be -- that you're supposed to contribute to the world, not consume from it."