Salma Hayek believes she is the luckiest woman in Hollywood. She labels her faults as being dyslexic, having an accent and being “chubby.”
If anything, Hayek’s body is curvy and beautiful and hardly anyone would argue that her accent detracts from her sex appeal.
Hayek, 46, reportedly insists that her figure is fuller but that she loves it that way and she doesn’t understand why the fashion industry aims to promote models who have bodies like little boys.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she explains that female celebrities are pressured to near malnutrition so their bodies resemble those of adolescent boys -- and when put that way hardly no one will admit it’s sexy.
“In recent years, we have had to fight against our genetic nature to look like little boys, to be socially accepted as beautiful,” she said. “It used to be that a young girl couldn’t wait to grow up and take the shape of a woman. Now our goal is regression, to look younger and like a child. There has not been enough diversity of boy shape in fashion.”
She continued to explain that she does not fall victim to the fad diets that pop up every bikini season, especially the ones that like to tell people to cut fat and carbs from their diets.
“I am 46… I will not have Botox. You know why? I don’t need to do it because I eat! I eat the fat, I eat the vegetables, I eat everything. If you exercise too much and you don’t eat enough, it takes its toll on the skin. Everything starts aging. If you don’t eat carbs, you slow your metabolism down. And you know what? You look miserable.”
Hayek isn’t alone when it comes to bringing a woman’s fuller figure back in vogue. “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks has become infamous for the sex appeal she exudes with her curves and voluptuous breast.
Hopefully the trend will spread throughout Hollywood. For curve’s sake it’s about time.
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