It’s been a long, long time coming but it seems celebrities are starting to let go of their body obsessions and feel good in their own skin.
Demi Moore, 47, who has copped a lot of slack over the years for her super skinny frame and penchant for “touch-ups”, has said she is finally happy with her body.
“I had an extreme obsession with my body. I made it a measure of my own value,” she said. “I tried to dominate it, which I did, and I changed it multiple times over. But it never lasted and ultimately it didn't bring me anything but temporary happiness.
“Does being thin resolve anything? No. The irony is that when I abandoned that desire to dominate my body, it actually became the body that I'd always wanted. But it only happened when I stopped trying to control it. At the end of the day, this kind of obsession is pointless and meaningless.”
Jessica Simpson, who has appears make-up free on the May cover of marie claire magazine, agrees. The 29-year-old star said, "I don't have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business.
“There's always something that I've wanted to fix because there's always somebody who looks better; that's what we always compare ourselves to. So I think the journey really was finding what was beautiful inside of me and knowing that it's unique and rare. And it was a very powerful journey. It has definitely changed my life."
Courtney Cox is also leading the honest body image push refusing to use a body double for her TV work. "Some people may not want to show parts of them that are not the very best and that's all right,” she said. “I decided to show, and I don't care. It was important to show the real side of being 40.”
There is still a really long way to go when it comes to positive body image in Hollywood, but any honesty and bravery has to be a good thing, right? What do you think?
Watch Jessica Simpson on the cover of US marie claire.
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