Queen Latifah has always been a role model for a healthy body image. When other Hollywood starlets were whittling down to sub-zero sizes, the Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning artist was busy embracing her real-woman body. Plus, she's never been shy about flaunting her fuller figure on love-your-body magazine covers.
So, where did the superstar get so much confidence? "My mother inspired me, taught me to love myself," she says. "Beauty is from the inside out. When you feel beautiful on the inside, you act that way on the outside."
Her refreshing self-image makes Queen Latifah the perfect beauty inspiration for Pepsi We Inspire, a new campaign of famous faces (including Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson and singer Keyshia Cole) hoping to encourage women with their inspirational thoughts.
Check out our exclusive video to find out what the royal star does every day to help soothe her mind and why she's looking forward to turning 40.
And to read more inspiring stories, go to pepsiweinspire.com.
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