She Said it: Celebrity Body Image Quotes That Inspire

From Lady Gaga to Kate Winslet, we love what these celebs are saying to help us feel great about our bodies! (16 Photos)

Leslie Goldman on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:23PM

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She Said it: Celebrity Body Image Quotes That Inspire

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Gabourey Sidibe

“One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body. I got tired of hating myself."

Sidibe hit the big screen in 2009’s Precious with her mahogany skin and generous curves, offering viewers a leading star unlike anything they’d ever seen before. Weighing in at about 350 pounds, the soon-to-be-breakout star, 28, radiated the kind of confidence not usually seen in even the thinnest of supermodels. That’s not to say Sidibe has never battled body image demons: Her first diet started when she was just 6 years old, she told Oprah. "I've never been a small girl,” she says. “One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body." That day came in her early 20s, when she finally became comfortable in her own skin. "I got tired of feeling bad all the time." Now, that’s a precious sentiment we’ll never grow tired of.

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