The one thing I love about Adele is how confident she is in anything she does. She’s confident in her music, her fashion, her style and her body. And she’s gotten some major redicule over her shape since she’s joined the singing wonders yet she’s never backed down or changed her mind. She is STILL big, beautiful and plus size – and she doesn’t worry about it.
Not many other celebrities or even musicians can say the same thing. We all LOVED Jennifer Hudson when she first premiered on the scene. Her voice was bigger than even her amazing curves, but suddenly she goes on Weight Watchers and drops 80lbs and is skinny as ever. And she’s PROUD of it. To me she stood as a symbol for plus size women, for curvy women, to little girls telling them that weight and your shape doesn’t mean anything – that you can have curves and still be famous, successful and beautiful. What’s worse is that Hudson’s Weight Watchers leader told Oprah that it’s “not about the pounds” when you are on the program – but the commercials say it is!
Other celebrities like Raven Symone who started out with a thicker figure did dramatic slim downs and have now fallen out of the lime light.
It’s one thing to want to be healthy – but this world is so entranced with being “skinny.” And if you are naturally thin that is one thing – if you are naturally plus size that is another thing. Neither are bad or wrong. But I believe you can be healthy at ANY size, shape, or weight. As long as you feel good that shouldn’t matter.
“I just stand there and sing. I’m not worried that I’m a ‘plus size’ and so much bigger than other artists,” Adele said. “No matter what you look like the key is to be happy with yourself.”