Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Forget Skinny: The Curvaceous Celebs I Can't Get Enough Of

For women of all ages, the pressures to look skinny are ever present due to our obsession with the celebrity ideal, and our yearning to have the perfect body in order to be accepted in society. I know for a fact that I will never be stick thin and I often feel that the pressure young women are put under by the media is unnecessary and superficial. I am always really happy to come across those celebrities who stick their two fingers up to skinny and embrace their curves- I'm not talking about your Beyoncé's or your J-Lo's, I'm talking about the BIG curves. Here are some of my favourites. 

Kim Kardashian

It's no lie that many people have a love-hate relationship with reality television star Kim Kardashian, but no-one can deny her killer curves. Along with sister Khloé, the Kardashian is famous for her bootilicious body, and her confidence has always oozed through as it is clear she suits high fashion. Despite being criticised throughout her pregnancy as her body bloated naturally, Kim remained up-beat and gracious in public and after starting a post-baby work out regime she is looking as hot as ever. I love Kim! 

Iggy Azalea

Originally hailing from Australia, rapper and model Iggy Azalea relocated to the US in 2006 where she adopted the Southern way of life, living in Georgia and Texas.  Now 23, the gorgeous singer hit the big time after her 'Ignorant Art' mixtape and is currently touring America with Beyoncé. Her killer curves are the envy of many as she often dons elaborate, skin tight high fashion pieces in addition to working alongside major labels like House of Holland. 

Whitney Thompson

Winner of America's Next Top Model, the lovely Whitney Thompson is definitely an inspiration of mine.  I interviewed her a few months ago and she also talked to the Daily Mail this month about the abuse she gets for her size. In the US, plus size begins at a mere 6 (size 10 in the UK) and the model told the national newspaper that she is often called a 'fat cow'. Ridiculous and totally gratuitous, it is such a shame that some people believe her figure is not wonderful! 

Nicki Minaj

Miss Minaj may not be to everyone's taste, but her beautiful figure is undeniable. I love her outlandish style, her loose mouth and her pride in her body. She openly talks about the pressures of being a female rapper in a male dominated industry and mentions her body shape throughout her music. 

Lydia Rose Bewley

She may be a little known actress at the moment, but Bewley's stunning looks and acting talent will definitely see her go far. For fans of The Inbetweeners Movie, you may recognise her as character Jane, Jay's love interest. Of a majority of the cast members, she is the only one with a fuller figure and I cannot wait to see her in the new e4 series Drifters.