Plus-sized model Ashley Graham wishes we didn’t call Jennifer Lawrence ‘curvy’

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham isn’t a household name, but she’s a successful plus-sized model. She’s worked a lot for Lane Bryant and done editorial work for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour. She’s barely plus-sized in the civilian sense, but fashion always sizes its models differently than the rest of the population does. Ashley possesses an hourglass feature and runs closer to an average size (14-16) than a typical size 0-2 model. You can see her portfolio here. She’s absolutely stunning.

Ash has a new feature in Net-A-Porter’s The Edit magazine to discuss her feelings on weight in Hollywood. She thinks it’s crazy that Jennifer Lawrence is the prime media example of a curvy body. Some excerpts:

On body image in Hollywood: “Jennifer Lawrence is the media’s poster girl for curves — she’s tiny. There needs to be more education in schools, because that’s where eating disorders start. It’s not just about being healthy; it’s also about loving who you are.”

The importance of body acceptance: “It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 2 or 22. You can be healthy as long as you’re taking care of your body, working out, and telling yourself ‘I love you’ instead of taking in the negativity of beauty standards.”

[From Net-A-Porter - The Edit]

Jennifer isn’t “curvy,” I agree. Some rude people called her overweight a few years ago, but many women covet her body type. She reaps the benefit of a young metabolism and active lifestyle, and she isn’t afraid to eat. Actually, I don’t think Jennifer pigs out as much as she claims to do. She eats a lot of unhealthy junk food (Doritos!), but I don’t see her gorging herself and maintaining her athletic build. That’s what JLaw is — athletic rather than curvy. She is small-ish, but she’s not a waif. By Hollywood standards, she’s still curvier than many other actresses.

Ashley is correct about another thing. You can be large or small and still maintain physical fitness and a decent diet. Our culture makes the mistake of assuming weight indicates health. There are a whole lot of unhealthy people out there who simply lucky to be “naturally” thin.

Jennifer Lawrence

Ashley Graham

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. aims says:

    I agree. Healthy should always be number 1. Both women are beautiful.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      I second that. A big VAVAVAVVOOOM to Ashley!

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      Totally agree! As long as you are healthy who cares! Also, this is yet another thing men don’t have to endure, body typing labels. Why must we try to categorize every womans body with stupid meaningless labels like, curvy, waif, plus size, top heavy, skinny ect? I really don’t get it?

  2. Christo says:

    People assume J-Law is bigger because she has a big, filled-out face that is prone to bloat, resembling that of a person who typically has a larger body type with her facial features. To her credit, J-Law will probably never need fillers when she is much older because of how her face already is.

    • Audrey says:

      She isn’t super thin either. She doesn’t have the body of Taylor Swift(pre-implants).

      She actually, in my opinion, has a better body. She’s athletic, you can tell she works out and stays active. She has natural boobs and a bum. The focus in Hollywood is just on staying super thin without working out much. It’s nice to see a figure which is more like something I actually see while out and about.

      So I wouldn’t call Jennifer curvy or big, she’s more healthy and realistic.

    • Mary-Alice says:

      Not really. When a fuller face starts sagging it’s much worse than when a tiny nearly meatless skin sags. I happen to know it, unfortunately.

      • qwerty says:

        Another example, Penelope Cruz is thought of as curvy by many people even though she’s just top heavy, her hips are very narrow and her butt small. All due to her breast size.

    • qwerty says:

      Poeple also think she’s big/curvy cause she has breasts. Keira was called anorexic long after she gained weght due to her small breasts even though her legs are bigger than a lot of other “larger” actresses, that’s just her body type.

  3. Kiki04 says:

    Well she’s definitely curvy compared to the skinny girls in Hollywood, which is the sad thing. I totally agree with her…….

  4. Mina says:

    Excuse me, but JL does have curves, therefore, she’s curvy.

    That people have taken “curvy” to be the PC term for fat/large people, is a different thing entirely.

    You can be curvy at any weight. Shapeless as a fish at any weight. Curves are about body shape. And fat rolls aren’t curves.

    Fat isn’t healthy, people. Let’s stop walking on eggshells around the subject and address the health crisis we have going on in North America.

    • Joy says:

      Thank you for this. I feel like “curvy” is code for fat a lot as well.

    • atrain says:

      Skinny doesn’t mean healthy, either. It’s impossible to gauge someone’s health by their dress size.
      I’m a size 14, and recently had a physical. My cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate, everything tested was in the A+ range. My very thin friend is on cholesterol and blood pressure medication, and can barely walk up stairs without getting winded.
      Just because someone is curvy doesn’t mean that they are unhealthy.

    • mazzie says:

      If you have curves, you’re curvy, no matter your size.

    • Keddie says:

      Totally agree. Curvy is about body shape, having hips and a waist. You don’t have to be plus-sized to be curvy, and just because someone is plus-sized or overweight that does not make them curvy.

      I also reject the notion that you can be healthy at “any” size.

      • qwerty says:

        Yep. Rachel Bilson is absolutely tiny but very curvy, her waist to hip ratio is crazy. Look up her pics in the herve ledger dress.

    • Miss T says:

      Personally, I don’t consider Jen to be “curvy” by either definition. Her hip-to-waist ratio is not that big. I think she has a healthy athletic figure.
      I’m a twig myself, so I’m not putting her down. I just don’t see the “curves” that people go on about. She only looks curvy to me when she’s wearing a fuller skirt like the white dress in this post.

    • Clucky says:

      Absolutely. I will call Jennifer Lawrence curvy because she IS curvy. Her waist is smaller than her hips and bust. This creates a nice hourglass shape. This is not a bad thing. It certainly doesn’t mean she is overweight in any way because she simply isn’t.

      Also agree that fat rolls are not curves.

      Don’t even get me started on HAES…

    • Gauchita says:

      A-f*ing- men!

    • Sugar says:

      Agreed. Jennifer IS curvy because she has a natural hourglass shape with a voluptuous bust and hip. She and ScarJo have similar bodies, which are not athletic at all. Someone like Cameron Diaz has a strong, athletic body. Jennifer and Scarlett have womanly bodies with natural curves. Neither of them are anything close to fat or the least bit overweight.

      Curvy should not be code for fat.

      • Lauren says:

        Yes! JLaw looks more curvy than this plus-size model.

      • get it together says:

        Sugar, I totally agree with your entire post except for your use of the term “womanly” to describe Jennifer and Scarlett. What does womanly mean? I agree that curvy means an hourglass shape and should not be code for fat. I know you didn’t mean it in a negative way at all, but I think describing someone who is actually curvy/hourglass as “womanly” insinuates that only “real women have curves.”

    • Brandii says:

      Completely agree. I know many barrel shaped overweight people who co-opt the term. It makes it easier to live in denial over their real situation. We cant all be super model thin but we should aim for healthy and fat-over-gutt is neither healthy nor “curvy”.

    • Selina says:

      Thank you for speaking that truth, Mina!

    • noway says:

      Actually depending on how big a roll of fat and how many it could be more heathy than a very thin emaciated woman. This is the reality as some fat is beneficial to the body. I realize there is an overweight problem in America, but their is also a underweight problem with girls in America and anorexia. We need a more realistic and attainable view of a good weight for American girls. I kind of feel like it is two sides of the same coin. Some girls bury themselves in food when they realize they can’t achieve the cute starlet figure that most stars have personal chefs, trainers and hours to attain, and others starve themselves or purge. It just depends on their personality.

      • Geekychick says:

        Look, 10-20 kilos more than your normal weight makes your knees and spine suffer so much, that majority of the people aith back problems in my country get 6 months in which they have to lose weight (or try) before their doctors start talking about any type of procedure to help them; the premise is-you have to want to help yourself and cure the cause, not just alleviate the symptom. I’d take that as a sign if someone is healthy or not: is your weight too much for your body? Then you’re not curvy, you are overweight.

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        @Noway I completely agree. I also think society condones us feelin entitled to comment on others people’s weight. I have naturally slender friends who lost weight due to illness being told they have a eating disorder (which is completely inappropriate and could trigger self destructive behaviors if they did. I’ve had friends being told to lose weight when meds have made them gain weight and it’s outside of their control. There’s a very definition of what constitutes an acceptable weight which can a disastrous impact on people’s self esteem.

      • Bridget says:

        Obesity is reaching epidemic levels in the US, and statistically, 2/3 of American children are overweight. Anorexia is terrible, but it’s not actually about food and thinness, and trying to insert it into the discussion about the current weight problem in America isn’t necessarily helpful or accurate.

      • noway says:

        First your statistics are wrong according to the American Journal of Medicine 1/3 of American Children are overweightnot 2/3. Adult 20+ in the US is close to 2/3 as overweight. In addition one of the leading causes of mortality in girls 6-20 is anorexia. This is the problem with overweight and underweight and our big problem with fixing it. It is not always about food on either side. Yes there are some societal issues with food portions, prepackaged foods, education, exercise and subsidies for certain food groups that we can try as a society to help the matter.

        Still we have to change what is perceived as healthy on all accounts. I know a lot of girls who eat to feel good or starve for the same reason because they are never going to fit into society’s ideal body shape. I have seen several of these starlets in person and I am here to tell you most are incredibly thin, keep in mind a camera does add weight, and it would probably not be a good goal for the average woman. The fact that people say that Jennifer Lawrence is a bit overweight really means our version of healthy is out of whack on so many levels. Yes I saw it on several sites especially with the X-Men movies.

        We need to reeducate our society on healthy and attainable body images. Just saying we have a weight problem in the US and fat or skinny shaming hasn’t helped just only increased the rate of obesity and anorexia. We need to realize that it is bigger than the food on all accounts.

    • Josefa says:

      God, thanks so much. I’ve said this exact same thing a million times and people act like I’m body-shaming. That’s one of the parts I hate about PC culture.

    • original kay says:

      thank you.

      fat rolls are not “curvy”.

      one of my guilty pleasures is “say yes to the dress” and obese women calling themselves “curvy” is a pet peeve.

  5. Hotpockets says:

    When Jlaw first came into the spotlight, she definitely had a little more weight on her, but she has since thinned out. I think she looks great, but by every textbook definition, she is skinny and I’m sure in person, looks even skinnier. I’ve never understood her whole, “I’don’t care if people think I’m fat because I like to eat” stick, I’ve never heard anyone refer to her as fat or even curvy. I think Jlaw identifies with that card, not the general public.

    • Joy says:

      Agreed. It seems like any actress who is curvy usually goes down a few pounds as soon as they get called curvy in a magazine or online. Except Christina Hendricks, but she’s not a movie star leading lady so I guess she doesn’t have to. I read the comments on Yahoo on this yesterday and it ranged from people thinking the plus sized model actually looked quite normal to people claiming this promotes obesity. This is hard for me because I’m a size 14 and really tall as well. So on the one hand I’m like yay a model who is closer to me than the standard model, but on the other hand I don’t want to feel like I’m promoting obesity. I see the very plus sized models on Instagram who are saying it doesn’t matter if you’re 350 lbs as long as you’re happy and so on. And I just don’t agree with THAT extreme. It’s just so complicated.

      • tennishu says:

        Joy, I agree – most actresses loose some weight at that point and I like that Christina Hendricks didnt.
        I dont think plus size models like Ashley promote obesity and neither are people when they support her. She looks absolutely great and not unhealthy (I dont think at that size you are necessarily unhealthy). To me, it seems really important to show “heavier” but healthy models/ actors/ people of public interest. I mean that in the way that Nikki Girl expressed so well further below: “We need a more realistic and attainable view of a good weight for American girls. I kind of feel like it is two sides of the same coin. Some girls bury themselves in food when they realize they can’t achieve the cute starlet figure that most stars have personal chefs, trainers and hours to attain, and others starve themselves or purge.”
        I am one of the people who totally screwed up their eating habits because I didnt fit into the skinny norm when I was a teenager which was represented by my peers, family and the public. I believe that much of the extreme weight is due to two opposing pressures in our Western society: tasty if often unhealthy food that is affordable, attainable and promoted everywhere and a social norm that equals not slim with less sucessful, less attractive, kind of lazy, failing the dominant value of “self optimization”.

      • bettyrose says:

        I love the books and I love JLaw as Katniss , but I will fight anyone who says she’s not “thin” enough. She’s too tall, yes. Having been starved during puberty Katniss would never have reached her full height. But she was no longer starving at 16 so she wouldn’t have still been emaciated.

    • CuriousCole says:

      I’ve never looked at Jennifer and thought “curvy!” either. I attribute her initial toning up/slimming to landing action roles though. With all her stunts in HG and X-Men it makes the most sense for her to stay in shape between shooting.

    • Veronica says:

      I thought she had dropped a lot of weight, too, but then I saw clips of her when she was a teenager on the Bill Engvall show, and I was very surprised to realize she was actually tinier in her teen years than she was in THG. I’d say she hasn’t lost an exceptional amount of weight – what I see is more *toning,* which gives you more contour to your shape. She had some serious babyface in her very early twenties, which has faded a little since she hit that last “adult” stage of development. She may have dropped 5-10lbs, but no means has she succumbed to pressure to drop massive amounts of weight.

  6. micki says:

    This model is not overweight compared to the “average weight” you can see on the streets.
    I’d say that Lena Dunham is slightly overweight. Still you can guess her body type.
    The moment I can’t say whether I have an hourglass or pear or ananas type (or whatever shape vocabulary is in) in that moment “the acceptance” is off.
    I’m sorry if somebody finds it crass but iI hold myself to that rule.

  7. Lucy says:

    I agree with this, and I’m actually glad that she didn’t say “I wish Jennifer would stop calling herself fat”, as so many people do. Jen has NEVER done that. What she has done instead, is point out the serious problem there is with an industry that calls her, a girl with an imperfect yet healthy body, “obese”. Lots of people seem to not get it to this day.

  8. Felice says:

    She’s curvy because a size 4/6 is curvy by Hollywood standards today. If she were living in the 80s/90s she would be considered tiny possibly. It reminds me of when people call Marilyn Monroe plus sized when she was commonly a 6 and went up to a 10 when she got pregnant. Back then, the sizes were similar to UK sizes where a 6 was a US 2.

    • Faith says:

      A 50s 12 is tiny, modern sizes are messed up in the UK and US our 8 is coming closer to a US 2, but then at the same time you can walk into a shop and come out a UK 6, 8 or 12 there is no standard size. There was an English journalist who tried on Marilyn Monroes clothes and was shocked that at her biggest when she was pregnant, she couldnt of been more than a UK 10.

  9. kai says:

    Jennifer Lawrence has an amazing figure and she’s always looked very thin to me. She had the tiniest waist in that Oscar dress. It scares me to think what these Kate Bosworth types must look like in real life if Jennifer Lawrence is considered full-figured.

    • Cleopatra says:

      Agree. I saw Drew Barrymore once. She doesn’t look super skinny in movies and I was surprised how small she was in real life. Short and just everything about her was small.

  10. Marty says:

    Ashley is a stunner, and I agree with her whole-heartedly.

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Crazy world we live in.

  12. miss T says:

    I agree. I never understood the fuss about Jennifer’s weight. She’s not the skinniest actress in hollywood, but I don’t consider her to be big even by hollywood standards, I don’t know whether it was intentional, but all the pics of Jen in this post were either taken from awkward angles or have her in poofy clothes. If you look at a photo of her in a tight dress standing up straight, you’ll see that she’s pretty slim.
    I would say that Kat Dennings or Gemma Arterton (sp) might be better examples of young actresses who are healthy but “big” by hollywood standards.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      There was a fuss because she made a fuss. People said she was too big tonplay Katniss who was supposed to be starving and she’s been reaping the public’s symphathy ever since.

      I actually think JLaw is more dangerous for young girls than those stick thin actresses.
      She basically says that she eats like a pig and doesn’t exercise and yet she looks like this. They get the impression that tjere is something wrong with them because they don’t.

      • Charlie says:

        I completely agree Spooky.

      • Juana B says:

        Lawrence has never said she doesn’t exercise – she talks about how much she dislikes doing it, which isn’t the same thing at all. She has always made it clear that she works out intensively, so it’s unfair to accuse her of hypocrisy.

  13. Ginger says:

    Both ladies are gorgeous! I tended to be more like Jennifer when I was in my 20′s but now look more like Ashley’s figure and I’m fine with either size. Since I’ve had issues with a DVT back in 2008 and now am on a blood thinner indefinitely I do take better care of myself. I have to in order to take care of my family. You have to put things into perspective. I take walks and stretch and remain active so that my body feels good and I don’t run the risk of more clots. I no longer focus so much on my appearance as the be all end all of exercise. But the funny thing here is that when I was tiny like Jennifer I was still considered “curvy” because I have boobs and a round bum. Now that I’m older and about 30 pounds heavier, I’m still considered “curvy”. I think perhaps it’s the changing viewpoints in our society that shape those labels. Or maybe Ashley is right and any lady over a certain size is just put into the “curvy” category by the media.

  14. AuroraO says:

    I went for a check up with my new doctor and he asked for blood tests. I am fat so I was thinking he thought all my tests were gonna show it. Got my results back, everything is perfect. So yea I am fat but I’m healthy.

    • Jilian says:

      I’m glad that your blood test results were good, that’s great! A lot of people (even skinny ones) don’t have good test results. BUT I just want to say that having blood tests gives people sometimes a false sense of security and perfect health. A doctor can test only so much and usually blood tests are about blood cells, blood sugar, liver parameters and cholesterol. That’s great, but it’s by no means a complete picture of your health status. And it certainly doesn’t say anything about the strain too much weight can put on bones and joints.

      So this isn’t necessarily about weight (a LOT of skinny people lead extremely unhealthy lives), just a word of caution for people who do blood tests and after good results think that their lifestyle is good and sustainable into old age.

  15. Wilma says:

    Isn’t being curvy about having a certain hip-waist-bust ratio? I think that means you can be curvy at any weight.
    Jennifer Lawrence looks pretty healthy and strong to me, no need to call her out.

  16. shizwhat says:

    Jennifer is curvy but not in the plus size sense of the word. Jennifer must be a size 2 or 4 at most. It doesnt really matter though both of those women are stunning.

  17. Helo says:

    @Wilma: Agreed.

    Both women are beautiful…and holy moly that photo of Jennifer Lawrence in that red dress!…good God she looks fantastic!.

  18. jinni says:

    To me, being curvy is not about how much you weigh, but the shape of your body especially the waist-to-hip ratio. You can be curvy and skinny or curvy and fat if you have an hourglass or pear shape, because you have a distinct difference between the waist and hip that create a curved appearance. If a woman has no or very little waist-to-hip ratio it doesn’t matter how much she weighs, I don’t consider her curvy. If you only gain weight in your boobs and stomach, just because one’s breast and belly are round that doesn’t make them curvy. It’s like how Giselle Bundchen is considered curvy but if she isn’t making those exaggerated, hip thrusting poses and she just stood normally you can she that she’s just straight up and down without a curve in sight. That’s just my opinion of this whole curvy movement. It just seem like a catch all word that people use to describe any body type nowadays, when imho it actually only applies to certain body types.

    • LAK says:

      In scientific terms, weight has nothing to do with your body shape. It’s the ratio of shoulders to hips.

      The shoulders to hips ratio will be the same no matter your weight.

      Of course it will appear more or less depending on your weight, but you can’t change your body shape because your weight changed.

      Since the debate is about JLaw’s curves, if her shoulders are the same width as her hips whilst her waist is small and easily defined, then yes, she is curvy. It has nothing to do with butt or boobs.

      It’s so annoying that ‘curvy’ has come to mean fat or butt/boobs when in actual fact it’s a scientific description of an hourglass figure.

      • noway says:

        Sorry, I don’t mean to sound snarky, but when did curvy become a scientific term? I can also guarantee you that people writing about it never learned the scientific meaning either.

        Maybe curvy isn’t the right word, but the people who are saying it in gossip mags are saying it to mean bigger not thin size 0 that a lot of the young actresses are. Ashley’s point is that Jennifer is still tiny size 2/4 ish, and we need to stop making it seem like she is big.

        My question is where are the more attainable sized women? You know the size 6/8/10 even. We seem to have both extremes either so thin that the average woman has to work out 3 hours a day and eat only a cracker to attain it or the overweight girls- who usually play the funny roles. Which in and of itself is depressing. I know the average US size for a woman now is 12, but I think some of it is we view these so think women and realize there is no way I can be that size, and then we just don’t see other more attainable sizes, just very thin or overweight. I would like to see people of all shapes and not typecast as just the funny fat girl either. Men can be overweight and have great roles.

  19. miller says:

    jennifer lawrence capitalizes off of people calling her “curvy” and i think she claims more people call her fat than they actually do.

    • Cici says:

      I’ve spent time on superhero forums. There were some X-Men set photos posted of Jennifer in the blue body suit of Mystique and about half of the comments were about how JLaw is too fat to play Mystique. Unfortunately I’m not kidding.

      Spider-man fans also complained how Shailene Woodley was too ugly to play MJ and rejoiced when her part was cut out.

      I’m sure a lot of the posters are unattractive men who feel powerful when they get to call attractive Hollywood actresses who would in real life never give them the time of the day as fat and ugly.

      There’s also ridiculous pressure in Hollywood to lose weight. Emma Stone used to have a great figure but she’s scary skinny these days. Actresses are expected to wear borrowed couture dresses for magazines and red carpets but those are made with model sizes, forcing actresses to stay model thin if they want to get the covers and good dresses not to mention the asshole male directors and producers who force them to lose weight in order to get roles.

    • Juana says:

      J-Law has mentioned in interviews that during one of her early film shoots the producers showed her a picture of herself in a bikini and told her she had to lose weight – so she’s certainly been called overweight by her bosses.

    • laughing girl says:

      This isn’t about J Law per se, so slightly off topic but around the time that Titanic was shown on TV for the first time I watched it with a bunch of guys in their twenties and every single one of them was bitching about how revoltingly fat Kate Winslet was (a view I didn’t share at all). It goes without saying that none of these guys were male model material themselves. And that wasn’t the only time that I noticed schlubby looking men critiquing a woman’s weight, look, age (you name it). What I’m trying to say is that I think it’s more than plausible that J Law got a lot of s*** for not being defacto underweight. From everyone. Not just industry types.

      • snowflake says:

        I always hated that, when men who aren’t exactly models talk s&it about women’s bodies and/or will only go out with thin women. Now that I’m older, I might start actually calling them out on it. I didn’t when I was younger. So hypocritical when they have a big belly and are talking about how some woman is too “big” for thI was running a lot when I dated my ex, we broke up and then I saw him after I had gained some weight. He was like oh wow, you’ve put on some weight. I gave him a look and he caught himself. but as a woman whose weight goes up and down, I hate how some men would not date me when I was heavier, but when I was thinner, they were all of a sudden flirting with me. this was before I got married. I hate superficial men.

      • ClaireJ says:

        I remember when Titantic came out and this not so pretty guy beside me in a cafe was telling his friend ‘No wonder the Titantic sank considering the size of Kate Winslet’.

  20. Sarah says:

    I really don’t think that model is a size 14/16. I would guess that she more like a 10/12. I

    • Jules says:

      @Sarah: Yeah, I’m not buying the assertion that Graham is plus sized either. Size 10 to 12 yes, not 14 to 16 and that makes me side-eye her as to whether or not I should take her position on this seriously.

      • noway says:

        The above shot she looks to be about 10-12, but in some of the portfolio shots I see 14/16 plus she is very tall. I think she fluctuates in size, which sounds about right to me.

  21. XtinaDurango says:

    Jenn is not curvy and this lady sure doesn’t seem like plus sized. I’m plus sized and I succeeded in reducing my weight to the normal healthy level with the Loaded Gun Diet. But I’d sell my kidney to look like Jennifer Lawrence.

    • Asher says:

      Then work out more and eat less. It’s pretty simple.

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        Wow…rude! It’s NOT as simple as “working out more and eating less.” Most people simply don’t have a body structure like Lawrence, making it virtually impossible to have her body. Factors like age and childbirth also contribute. And let’s not even talk about menopause–some women’s metabolism practically shut right down when they hit menopause.

      • snowflake says:

        easier said than done. it’s easy to do it for awhile and lose weight. maintaining the weight loss is a lot harder imo. anyone can diet for a week. eating less and exercising more for life is a lot harder.

  22. bettyrose says:

    I don’t think it did her any favors that Katniss was supposed to be the smallest of the tributes, built more like KStew than JLaw. So she took some crap for that. They cast an appropriately tiny actor as Peeta and she towers over him.

  23. Ali says:

    She nedded this whole “people call me fat but i’m the first person on earth who likes pizza”shtick to gain popularity, likeability and people’s acceptance. She built whole her media persona based on this. It was ridiculous when she said she would refuse to lose weight for a role because changing appearance is part of an actor’s job.

  24. Jules says:

    @Ali: Huh?. Nope, Jennifer Lawrence called out Hollywood’s unrealistic standards, that’s it and that’s all. Jennifer Lawrence is popular because she has a likable personality, is talented and very successful.

  25. Mark says:

    No one called her overweight or fat maybe someone on the internet but every famous person gets cut into on the internet.

    Plus she insults skinny women, aren’t women affect by her ‘hate’ speech?

  26. Jules says:

    @Mark: LOL that’s the lamest attempt at trolling I’ve ever read but nice try.

  27. Isabelle says:

    Hate that now curvy only means overweight in certain circles. Women are always trying to put other women in their version of a box. Jennifer is curvy. Both ladies are beautiful & curvy. Jennifer is just slimmer & curvy. It’s the shape not the size, yet many bigger women want to say the only definition is “bigger”. You can be thin & curvy & overweight & curvy. So what are we supposed to call thinner women with hips, butt, maybe boobs & small waist line?

    • bettyrose says:

      When Lindsay Lohan was still a thing and lost a bunch of weight at one point, I remember a magazine praising her “curvy new figure” and I was like “what the hell was she before?”

    • snowflake says:

      Ikr? now when someone calls me curvy, I don’t know whether to take as a compliment or an insult. curvy is not overweight. lt’s hourglass, imo. but now it’s used to describe all kinds of figures.

  28. Veronica says:

    I’d say JLaw’s build is curvaceous, but not “curvy” in the sense of Hollywood code for “bigger.” So I agree with her general sentiment. I admit that while I’m not as thin as she is, I do find her body type more relatable than most in Hollywood because she’s 5’9″ and actually looks it. She has a sturdier build than a slim one, and I am all for that. As for her eating habits, I’m sure they are exaggerated for humor in interviews, but she’s talked about exercise in response to it, so I’m okay with it. I’ll take the admission that it takes work over those who pretend it doesn’t.

    I will say that I do feel as though the ridiculous extreme that was in a few years ago (tall, model thin) seems to have calmed down slightly with the advent of Mad Men and a lot of backlash from women across the net.

  29. Corrie says:

    Totally agree here. But by her counterparts YA actresses she’s up against she’s bigger by probably 20lbs.

  30. Nikki Girl says:

    Really disgusted and disappointed by some
    of the shallow comments (luckily there were only a few) I saw on here ripping on “fat” people, etc. Honestly, someone else’s weight is their own business, not yours. I’m an RN and I STILL don’t judge other people’s weight even though I’m in the healthcare field! Quit labeling people’s body’s, to each their own! And don’t give me that crap about “the American health crisis”, plenty of overweight people have their own health insurance and that’s THEIR choice to eat what they want. I’m so sick of the weight judgement with women, some of you need to enlighten yourselves and grow up! We’re all blood and gristle and bone underneath anyways!

  31. Denise says:

    She’s actually properly plus-sized, rather than the faux plus-size you see promoting the brands who are really size 10. Shes done a workout for curvy women (that’s what they called it) for Net-a-Porter and she’s not very toned, she’s actually quite representative of the average woman which I never thought I’d see from a high fashion entity like NET.

  32. Caroline says:

    J Law is very fit now..but she used to be puffy on hiatus.

  33. jenni12 says:

    Yes, this. Jennifer is not even close to curvy and never has been. We as a society are total loons.

  34. Caz says:

    What a messed-up society we are (as others have already said). I was recently on holiday at a beach and the extent to which women and teenagers openly looked each other up & down, as in judging other’s bodies, was shocking.

  35. Layla says:

    Remember also that these women quote thier sizes based on couture clothing which are significantly smaller than the average woman’s wardrobe sizing. A 4 in Old Navy is an easy 12 in couture.

  36. Layla says:

    Remember also that these women quote thier sizes based on couture clothing which are significantly smaller than the average woman’s wardrobe sizing. A 4 in Old Navy is an easy 12 in couture.