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Love Thyself! The 25 Most Body Positive Celebs

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Dec. 17 2014, Updated 12:03 p.m. ET

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These are the celebrities who are defying Hollywood’s obsession with being a size zero or fitting into a certain mold . . . and are proud of it!

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These are the celebrities who are defying Hollywood’s obsession with being a size zero or fitting into a certain mold . . . and are proud of it!

Jennifer Lawrence

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1. Jennifer Lawrence — You’ve been warned. If you want to get on Jennifer Lawrence’s good side don’t use the four-letter word that begins with D and ends with T. In 2013 she told ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ U.K. that someone once told her she was “fat” and she’d get fired if she “didn’t lose a certain amount of weight.” But a defiant Lawrence told the magazine, “If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go f**k yourself.”

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Drew Barrymore

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2. Drew Barrymore — Drew Barrymore has often spoken about learning to love her curvaceous figure. She once said, “God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.”

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Lena Dunham

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3. Lena Dunham — “Get used to it, because I am going to live to be 100 and I am going to show my thighs every day till I die,” Lena Dunham after the ‘Girls’ star was fat-shamed by the press for turning up at an event wearing very short shorts and a long blouse and having the audacity to not be stick thin. The actress – who is frequently in some state of undress on her hit show – chose instead to celebrate her chubby legs.

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Mindy Kaling

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4. Mindy Kaling — Believe it or not there are a lot of things that actress-comedian-writer-producer-director Mindy Kaling still wants out of life. Being skinny isn’t one of them. Although she’s “always trying to lose 15 pounds,” she told Vogue, “I’m constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don’t beat myself up over it.”

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Adele

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5. Adele — No matter what critics like Joan Rivers and Karl Lagerfeld say about her fuller figure, Adele just shrugs it off and embraces her body.  She once said, “I read a comment about me on YouTube that I thought would upset me – ‘Test pilot for pies’ – but I’ve always been a U.K. size 14-16 and been fine with it. I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.”

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Kate Upton

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6. Kate Upton — In 2013 Kate Upton told Vogue, “I love my body. It’s what God gave me!” And although the model recently confessed that sometimes she longs for smaller breasts, she told British tabloid The Sun, “I love my boobs and I’m proud of my size. That’s an important message to young girls – love who you are.”

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Rebel Wilson

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7. Rebel Wilson — Funny girl Rebel Wilson is at peace with her body, despite not fitting into the Hollywood ideal of what an actress should look like. She says, “I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look. They shouldn’t…try to conform to any kind of stereotype.”

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Kate Winslet

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8. Kate Winslet — Kate Winslet – who once flipped out when British GQ excessively slimmed down her legs on their front cover – has preached self-acceptance for years. In 2008 she told the U.K.’s Daily Mail, “I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, ‘This is who I am and look at me not being perfect’…”

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Tyra Banks

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9. Tyra Banks — On her show ‘America’s Next Top Model’, Tyra Banks has long championed fully figured contestants. And the woman who once told her fat shaming critics to “kiss my fat ass” also says, “Girls of all kinds can be beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between.”

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Kelly Osbourne

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10. Kelly Osbourne — She may have lost 70 pounds of excess weight but Kelly Osbourne will never be skinny, or perfect, and she’s the first to admit it. In a 2013 interview with Self she declared that she loves her body, adding, “It will never be perfect but I do not want it to be. That’s so boring.”

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Jennifer Lopez

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11. Jennifer Lopez — Jennifer Lopez embraces her curvy figure so much she once fired a manager who told her to lose weight. She told Glamour, “I was like: ‘No, this is who I am and this is the type of woman that I grew up with and it’s beautiful. There’s no reason to be anybody but myself’.”

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Amy Poehler

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12. Amy Poehler — “There’s only, like, five perfectly symmetrical people in the world, and they’re all movie stars…” Amy Poehler once said, “but the rest of us are just a jangle of stuff and the earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.”

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Melissa McCarthy

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13. Melissa McCarthy — Melissa McCarthy has embraced and accepted her figure so much she has started her own line of plus-sized clothes. Rather than obsess with the number on the scale she tells women, “You just have to say: ‘It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m OK with it’…”

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Tina Fey

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14. Tina Fey — When it comes to her body Tina Fey will only say good things in front of her impressionable young daughters, Alice, 8, and Penelope, 2. In 2013 she told Ladies’ Home Journal that she doesn’t “speak badly about my own body or food things in front of them. And I never talk to them about their bodies in terms of anything but being healthy.”

  

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Robyn Lawley

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15. Robyn Lawley — In a 2013 DailyBeast.com essay, plus-size model Robyn Lawley criticized the “thigh gap” obsession. She said that rather than obsessively dieting to achieve the look, she wants her thighs to be “bigger and stronger” so she can “run faster and swim longer.” She added, “The last thing I would want for my future daughter would be to starve herself because she thought a ‘thigh’ gap was necessary to be deemed attractive.”

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Beyonce

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16. Beyoncé — According to Beyoncé the song Bootylicious is a “celebration of curves and a celebration of women’s bodies.” She penned the Destiny’s Child hit because, after gaining weight at the age of 18, she was pressured to get thin. She said, “You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun, and the song was just telling everyone to forget what people are saying. You’re bootylicious.”

  

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Kate Hudson

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17. Kate Hudson — She has reportedly had a small breast enhancement but in 2010, Kate Hudson told the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph that she’s “pretty comfortable” with her body. Speaking about getting naked for movie roles she said, “The imperfections are there. People are going to see them but I take the view you only live once…”

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Christina Hendricks

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18. Christina Hendricks — It’s not every day you hear a celebrity say she “gained 15 pounds and…felt gorgeous.” But that’s how former model Christina Hendricks said she felt after going to Italy for the first time. She told Health magazine in 2010, “I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, ‘Oh, I look like a woman’. And I felt beautiful and I never tried to lose it because I loved it.”

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America Ferrera

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19. America Ferrera -- In 2012 America Ferrera – a self-confessed former dieter – told Cosmopolitan for Latinas, “Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world. And get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!”

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Kelly Brook

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20. Kelly Brook — There are few British female celebs more buxom – and proud of it – than Kelly Brook. In 2013 she said, “I’ve never had one of those amazing yoga bodies. My body is what it is.” She added: “Fad diets just aren’t on my radar…”

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Sofia Vergara

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21. Sofia Vergara — If you can never be too thin or too rich, someone forgot to tell Sofia Vergara. In 2011 she told Shape, “I don’t ever want to get super skinny.” Admitting that she is “comfortable” with her body “and not afraid to show it off,” she also said, “I think when women reach a certain age, they look better with a little fat in their face.”

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Demi Lovato

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22. Demi Lovato — She has battled an eating disorder but Demi Lovato recently told Maxim magazine, “To me sexiness stems from being confident and comfortable in your own skin.”

  

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Miranda Lambert

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23. Miranda Lambert — Her weight has been up and down but country singer Miranda Lambert always seems confident and able to love her body no matter what. She told Self magazine in 2012, “I won’t give up what I enjoy to look perfect. I want to find a happy medium between feeling good about my body and still having a beer and some barbecue.”

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Serena Williams

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24. Serena Williams — Often scrutinized for her muscular, yet curvy body, Serena Williams once told People, “I want women to know that it’s OK. You can be whatever size you are and you can be beautiful both inside and out.”

  

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Eva Mendes

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25. Eva Mendes — In 2012 Eva Mendes told Marie Claire, “I have this rule that when I look in the mirror, I won’t say something about myself I’d never say to a friend. Never point out your flaws to anyone, ever, including yourself.”

  

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