Here are 8 body image and self esteem related quotes from celebrities who are in a strong position to influence teens:-
Rihanna - Mail Newpaper :
"You shouldn't be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins. But you have to remember that it's not practical or possible for an everyday woman to look like that. Being size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn't try and be like them. It's not realistic and it's not healthy."
Taylor Swift -MSN:
"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does that ... even the people that I consider flawless ... then you can start to live with the way you are. I've read interviews with some of the most beautiful women who have insecurities. And you look at them and you're like, 'How do you have? Name one thing wrong with yourself,' and they could name a handful."
Jennifer Lawrence - ‘The Hunger Games & X-Men’ - ELLE :
"I'm never going to starve myself for a part. I don't want little girls to be like, 'Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I'm going to skip dinner. That's something I was really conscious of during training, when you're trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong, not thin and underfed."
Miley Cyrus -Twitter, respondiong to negative tweets about her body:
“By calling girls like me fat, this is what you're doing to other people....I love MYSELF & if you could say the same you wouldn't be sitting on your computer trying to hurt others."
Lea Michele - ‘Glee’ - GQ Magazine:
"I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn't get one[a nose job]. And if anybody needed it, I probably did. But my mom always told me, growing up, 'Barbra Streisand didn't get a nose job. You're not getting a nose job.' And I didn't... That's why I'm proud to be on a positive show and to be a voice for girls and say, 'You don't need to look like everybody else. Love who you are.' "
Amber Riley - ‘Glee‘- Entertainment Weekly:
“I'm not going to conform, and hurt myself, and do something crazy to be a size 2."
Ariana Grande - ‘Victorious’ - Shape Magazine:
“Too many young girls have eating disorders due to low self-esteem and a distorted body image. I think it’s so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.”
Victoria Justice - ‘iCarly’ & ‘The Boy Who Cried Werewolf' - Seventeen Magazine:
"I think there’s a perception out there that people know me based on these glamorous photos they see of me in magazines, but I have about two hours of hair and makeup and then people to dress me, to make me look even better, in those pictures. There’s really so much more to me than that."