12 Celebrities Who Are Role Models For Body Positivity

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Let’s face it, no one inspires us as much as celebrities do! From the way they carry themselves to what they eat, we are guilty of trying to mimic it all! While the term body positivity is relatively new, we are thankful that there are celebrities who have come into the light and shown that they have skin problems, weight gain issues, stretch marks, and cellulitis too! It is refreshing to accept our bodies and not follow trends to look skinny. Here are some incredible women who vouch for positive body image. Following them will make you feel really good about yourself. Read on to know them all.

1. Rihanna

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Rihanna’s size-inclusive lingerie line is something we heart. She does not shy away from showing off her size and flaunts every shape she gets in. After Fenty Beauty came up with 40 different foundation hues, it was like Rihanna had done everything she could for all women.

2. Neha Dhupia

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Neha has always been vocal about her personal journeys on her Instagram account. She has continued doing it throughout her pregnancy. She has given a message to be kind to your body and learn to be comfortable in your own skin. Weight gain is normal, and it is not the end of the world as long as you eat well and follow a healthy lifestyle.

3. Ashley Graham

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Ashley Graham has consistently spoken out about body positivity. She flaunts her cellulite and encourages women of all sizes to feel good in their own skin. It’s the only one that we have! Graham is famous as a plus-size model and challenges stereotypes regularly.

4. Sameera Reddy

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Sameera Reddy spoke about dealing with mental health changes and post-partum weight. She said you don’t need to explain why you look a certain way to anyone. It should not be an excuse for people to point a finger at you. The ideal goal should be to get fit and not skinny.

5. Kate Winslet

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Kate has always been famous for her curves, and she is someone who adores the shape she is in without running behind a skinnier body. She says to focus on the fun rather than forcing yourself into strict diets and workout regimes..

6. Ileana D’Cruz

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Ileana D’cruz had posted a photo with the caption that said how she has come to terms with changes in her body. She also said it’s easier to manipulate your body through apps and software, but nothing gives you the mental peace of self acceptance.

7. Shruti Haasan

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Shruti Hasan had a clear post about how she had plastic surgery, and she is happy with it. She said she does not promote it, but it is something that she wanted to do and is not going to shy away from it.

8. Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato shared that they have abandoned their pursuit of looking perfect and embraced freedom. They have had a challenging journey but have learnt to accept their body the way it is. Overcoming an eating disorder and working towards being happy in their body is something we are thoroughly inspired by.

9. Priyanka Chopra

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Our own desi girl has always been very vocal about encouraging body positivity. In an interview, she emphasized how important it is to accept your body at every stage of your life. You have to acknowledge that you cannot look like what a celebrity does with hours of training, makeup, workout, and CGI.

10. Malaika Arora

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The fitness enthusiast and celebrity Malaika Arora was once bullied for her stretch marks. But thankfully, that did not stop her from being herself. When she received the ELLE Active Star Award in 2017, she said to embrace all your curves, flaws, cellulite, and stretch marks in her speech. They are a part of how you have grown, and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

11. Sushmita Sen

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Sushmita Sen has always been a global inspiration, and she never shied away from showing who she is. She highlights her posts with body-positive comments, and it’s something that we should embrace openly instead of popularizing unrealistic body images that make people starve.

12. Misty Copeland

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Much before Misty Copeland stood as American Ballet Theatre’s first black female dancer, she was continuously advised that she was too curvy and short of becoming a ballerina. While every dancer’s body is always in the spotlight, Copeland accepted her curves and went ahead with her pursuit headlong.

Even though we all have the same body biologically, genetics and food habits have a huge impact on our physical appearance. You might be able to alter it to an extent, but it is essential to ask yourself if it is something that will make you happy. As long as you are fit and healthy, you should embrace your body and concentrate on keeping yourself happier. So, is there a celebrity you admire for their body positivity? Let us know in the comments section!

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Indrani Karmakar
Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer
Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and doodling.

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