The world of glitz and glamour is extremely competitive and survival is not easy. And with the rigid standards of beauty and looks, women who do not fit in them have a hard time finding success and recognition. But nonetheless, there are some plus size celebrities who are diverse, fierce and determined women that have achieved success, acceptance and love in the industry by depending upon their talent.
Top 5 Plus Size Celebrities
Queen Latifah is a multi-talented star. She has done great work in the fields of Music, Television and Film and has gained a lot of recognition for her work. She looks like a big beautiful woman of colour who is nothing else but successful and fulfilled. But she herself has admitted at various occasions that she had a tough time dealing with her body image and the fact that she is will not be ‘skinny’, a beauty standard that is often the benchmark.
“When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, you’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself. And I decided to love myself,” Latifah said, according to US Magazine. Today, Queen Latifah simply loves being a curvy plus size woman.
In her earlier years, Adele was a fat British girl with an amazing voice. Now Adele looks beautiful, but she is nowhere near a zero-size woman. And she admits it. She has said in various interviews that she doesn’t enjoy the gym. She said in an interview ‘[It’s] to get in shape for myself, but not to be a size zero or anything like that.’ Adele’s transformation has reportedly been a result of cutting out excessive sugar and tea. And also, some lifestyle changes like quitting smoking!
These beautiful words of Oprah Winfrey are gold, “You’re not the shape of your body. You’re not your status. You’re not your position in life. You’re not the car you drive, no matter how fancy it is. You’re not your house or your square footage.”
But Winfrey didn’t always have this mindset. In fact, she struggled a lot with weight going up and down and in general being a plus size actress.
However, today Winfrey is a fashion icon and tops in the list of plus size celebrities fashion with her confident and vibrant style that completely flatters her curves.
To be a supermodel, you need to be super tall and super thin. But a plus size woman made it to the list of A-list supermodels, are we are all amazed by her curvy beauty. Ashley Graham is a not-so-skinny model who has graced the covers of several Top fashion magazines.
She is also a spokesperson for body image and has led some positive body image movements. She has made a great impact on the fashion industry and continues to inspire acceptance of diversity in body types.
Serena Williams is often said to be the greatest female tennis player to have ever lived. Even after the birth of her daughter, the star is miles away from stopping. But there is something else that she has been in news for, her athletic figure.
Being an American of African origin, Serena Williams is naturally a big woman. And by being in the sports, she has developed muscles that even men are envious of. She has been falsely accused of taking steroids to get bulky. But she says that she is what she is! Despite of criticism, Serena Williams is being a boss and has launched her fashion label called ‘Serena’. We are proud of this plus size woman!
No matter what size you are, you can still make a place in the world and lead a successful life– this is what we have learnt from the beautiful plus size women of our times.
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