An actress that I look up to a great deal is Kate Winslet. Not because she's a "heavier actress making it in Hollywood", because she's not. She's a really beautiful actress with an awesome figure and a lot of talent. If I could look like any celebrity in Hollywood it would be her. But you know... she also makes me think that maybe I can be happy looking just the way I am :)
Kate has great quotes about weight and self image:
"I am so not fat. I'm fit. I'm healthy. I feel so much more comfortable this way. For God's sake, don't argue with nature!"
"When I was 18 and 19 and 20, I would weigh myself and write it down in my diary. I'm not that person now. I have that feeling of not caring. I'm just happy being me."
"What is sexy? All I know from the men I've ever spoken to is that they like girls to have an arse on them, so why is it that women think in order to be adored they have to be thin?"
This is a woman after my own heart. A comfy hooded sweatshirt and hair loosely pulled back.
If this is fat, dear god let me be fat!
"Kate Winslet is a beautiful woman. If she put on another 10 pounds, I'd still outweigh her by 50. People just want to make fun of her weight because she got to make out with Leonardo DiCaprio."
Gabrielle Reece, pro beach volleyball player and ex-model