Remember the movie “Mean Girls?” When that film was released, the world was introduced to a curvy, grown-up Lindsey Lohan. And she was gorgeous! Even as a teenage girl, I remember the scene where she’s walking down the hallway in slo-mo with the rest of the Mean Girls and thinking to myself “That is a good-looking chick!” So what happened?! Who got their hooks in her and told her to change her appearance? Because the result does not seem to be an improvement. When did looking like a bean-pole become synonimous with beautiful? I don’t know about you, but when I see a skeletal figure in a size 0, I don’t think “I want to look like that!” I think “Eat a sandwich before the weight of your purse is enough to tip you over.”
Hey Hollywood! Is there’s a shift happening? Are curves the new skinny?! We think it should be! Here are some beautiful ladies we love that don’t look like their skipping out on breakfast!
Current Realistic Looking Actresses & Entertainers
Casey Wilson: She plays the lovable goofball, Penny, on the ABC comedy “Happy Endings.” In the show, you see her workout at the gym and in one episode she attempts to cut out sugar completely, but it’s in an attempt to be healthy and channel Teri Hatcher. In fact, the only time body weight is brought up is in reference to the show’s main gay guy character, Max. “Penny” is an upbeat, optimistic, sweetheart looking for love and I’m glad they don’t focus on the superficial stuff. Casey wears a halter jumpsuit while singing a duet with Megan Mullally in another episode and she looks incredible!
Jennifer Lawrence: You also know her as Katniss Everdeen from the blockbuster film “The Hunger Games,” but when I first noticed her lack of gross collarbone, she was playing Mystique in “X-Men First Class.” For those of you unfamiliar with the franchise, Mystique is an ethereal mutant shapeshifter. OH YEAH and she’s naked and blue, so there’s no hiding anything! And you can’t have boobs like that when you’re starving yourself. When training for “The Hunger Games,” Ms. Lawrence said that she didn’t diet, she exercised! But she didn’t diet, and I think that’s awesome!
Kate Winslet: Multiple award winning actress, mother of two, and an out-spoken opposer of excessive photoshopping, Kate Winslet is a pretty impressive woman. If you’ve seen even a couple of her movies, the likelihood of you seeing her naked is pretty high! Here’s the list of films where Kate has exposed it all for cameras: “Heavenly Creatures,” “Jude,” “Titanic,” “Hideous Kinky,” “Holy Smoke,” “Quills,” “Iris,” “Little Children,” and “The Reader.” Obviously, she’s not shy about her body. And I don’t see any reason why she should be, props to you Kate!
Sofia Vergara: Most famous for her role as Gloria on the hit ABC comedy “Modern Family,” Sofia recently exploded onto the scene as a curvy sex symbol. In the show, her curvy figure is front-and-center for her character, but Gloria is not a mere trophy wife. She’s a good mother, she values her family, and is proud of her heritage. The Columbian-born actress used to be a runway model, so it just goes to show that you don’t have to be skin and bones to sell high fashion.
Christina Aguilera: Although she used to be crazy skinny back in her “Dirrty” music video days, Christina Aguilera has revamped her looked since then. Shortly after her “Stripped” tour, the singer cut her hair and went blonde, really blonde. But the Marilyn Monroe inspired look suits her. And, of course, after having a child, your body changes. Since giving birth to her son in 2008, Christina has become curvier, but she has embraces it instead of hiding it. The coach and judge of “The Voice” can be seen wearing form-fitting, skin revealing outfits every week on national television. And just like you sang it in the past, You Are Beautiful.
Scarlett Johansson: ScarJo has been working in films since she was 10 years old. And as she’s grown up on screen, we’ve seen her rock practically every hair color available but she’s kept her curvy, buxom figure. Obviously people, especially men, seem to like it since she’s been on several “Sexiest Hot Women Celebrities Alive in the World from 2002 ’til Now” -type lists.
Jennifer Lopez: When JLo was first discovered by audiences in her breakout role as the title character of “Selena,” I think her butt became just as famous as the woman herself. She maintains that curvy physique to this day as has evolved into a leading fashion figure. Yet she still has a great physicality about her, which is apparent whenever you see her dance. And even after giving birth to twins four years ago, she still isn’t afraid to bare some skin in plunging v-neck outfits.
Yes, these woman are in incredible shape and yes, they probably have trainers and dieticians at their disposal to keep them looking that way, so we can’t ALL look like them. The point is that they don’t look like they are starving themselves. The look HEALTHY! And that’s what WE think should be the ideal for outer beauty.
The Ultimate Beauty Icon
Marilyn Monroe- A classic actress known for her beauty and glamour. She was a sex symbol for the world, and was the original Hollywood icon of beauty. She was comfortable with her curves! Imagine what today’s plastic/botox filled women would look like if they only would’ve stayed away from the knife in the max capacity that they do today?! Whatever the case, and no matter the procedure, Marilyn takes the cake, and will for many years to come!
And if you think Marilyn is no longer a relevant standard of beauty in this country, well think again!
How you do you feel about beauty in Hollywood?
XO – Bryce & Kyla
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