Saturday, 7 January 2012

Plus Size Inspirations

When you're a plus-size, it's easy to find plenty of slimmer celebrities to aspire towards looking like. For me this is Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, and whilst I do think that it's great to have a size to aspire to (remembering that we're all different shapes and sizes), it's difficult to find confident women who are deemed a plus-size and make us realise that being larger isn't that bad (as long as you're healthy, it's no one business!).

So, I had a bit of a sit down and think about some of the inspirational plus-size ladies who are incredible role models for larger ladies like myself.

Lauren Luke

Dawn French

Ruth Jones 

Natalie Cassidy

Adele

Beth Ditto

Melissa McCarthy

A few of these women have been criticised, very publicly, for being bad role models, because they apparently make girls think that it's okay to live unhealthy lifestyles. But, the point isn't about the reason why someone is large, it's about being happy and confident in the skin that you have. 

The fact that these women have all been incredibly successful in industries that are so superficial about how women should look is brilliant, and I admire each and every one of them :)

Which plus size ladies do you consider to be good role models?
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3 comments

  1. They all look fab :D Beauty has nothing to do with weight!!

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  2. Christina Hendrix was a fabulous role model but she's now lost quite a bit of her weight making it seem as though there's something wrong with more noticeable curves.
    The show Drop Dead Diva has been a good boost of confidence - knowing what looks good on you and putting some effort in can make all the difference (even though the initial promo had a photoshopped picture of the lead actress that didn't go down well with the viewers).
    Nigella Lawson has to be the ultimate right? 51-years-old and looks like a 25-year-old burlesque dancer. Beautiful!
    I could list off more but I think that's enough for now =P

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  3. Can't believe that I forgot Nigella :-O She's absolutely stunning.

    I've only seen one episode of Drop Dead Diva, because I don't get the channel that it's on, which is a shame because it's always good to see larger ladies in prominent roles :)

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