This Week's Celebrity Quote by Actress Gabourey Sidibe!

This Week's Celebrity Quote by Actress Gabourey Sidibe!

Gabourey Sidibe is best known for catapulting to stardom and her Oscar nomination for her role in the movie 'Precious'. There has often been controversy surrounding her weight and body image, which does not conform  to Hollywood's unrealistic standards of beauty. Read on to see Gabourey Sidibe's quotes about the false perceptions created by the media and how she's overcoming her body image issues...

On the media:
"The media try to paint the picture that I was this downtrodden, ugly girl who was unpopular in school and in life, and then I got this role and now I’m awesome. But the truth is that I’ve been awesome, and then I got this role." 

On her body image and weight:

“I used to get hurt so badly. Any bit of criticism, I would cry. But at some point I just realized, I count more than anyone else, or anybody’s opinion, because I’m living my life — I’m captain of this ship, without a first mate. And I really, really like who I am. I really, really dig me.”
“There were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it until Mo’Nique came along,” She’s a plus-sized woman who didn’t care about one day being skinny. All my life I’ve been hearing that I’ll never amount to anything until I am skinny. And she disproved everything that everyone has ever told me.”

What do you think of Gabourey Sidibe's quotes and which do you prefer? Leave a comment below.
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  1. Tina15:43

    Good for her don't let others opinions define you.

  2. Kara15:44

    Precious is a wonderful movie I recommend it.

  3. She's a great actress and Precious was one of the best movies I've seen in a longtime, shows that you can be famous for having talent.

  4. Nashla15:47

    I wish more women had her level of confidence then they wouldn't feel the need to get plastic surgery or any of that stuff.

  5. She's a great role model for plus size women not everyone is meant to be stick thin.


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