Comedian Whitney Cummings made a recent appearance on the Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee and the audience and even the hosts thought that she looked different. Like, maybe she had some work done, different. That’s not at all surprising, especially in Hollywood where the standard to stay young and beautiful and wrinkle free is the norm. But then Whitney surprised everyone when she said what she had actually done. She gained weight. Twenty five pounds to be exact.
“I did this weird thing that nobody likes to do anymore where I gained weight. I gained like 25 lbs., which I think I needed to. I was way too skinny before. Here’s the thing: When you’re on television, you get confused. I looked like I was passing away … and I put on, like 20 lbs. I think it filled out … People think I got a face-lift.”
“I feel like all the advice to girls nowadays is ‘Lose weight! Lose weight!’ They say you have to pick your ass or your face and I’m picking my face, but I hope somebody else picks the other one!”
I have to agree with Whitney, because the message for so long that was being sent out to women was ‘the skinnier the better’, but now I feel like we might be slowly transitioning from ‘skinny’ to ‘healthy’ and I love that!
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey also says that gaining weight made her feel her most beautiful. When asked by Cosmopolitan.com about why she opted to gain weight before posing for Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, here’s what she said;
I felt like I was much too small for a magazine that is supposed to be celebrating the epitome of a woman. I wanted to be at my most feminine shape, and I don’t feel my most attractive at 135 pounds, which is the weight I fight at. At 150 pounds, I feel like I’m at my healthiest and my strongest and my most beautiful.
I just love this mentality that healthy is what’s important and not a number on a scale. For too long woman have been inundated with an often unachievable ‘perfect body’ image, so it’s so refreshing to hear celebrities and athletes publicly state that the feel more attractive, healthier and stronger when they gain a bit of weight. This is a body image I can definitely get behind.
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