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Kaitlynn
27th January 2006, 22:10
Here's an encouraging spark of sanity amidst emaciation-obsessed Hollywood. Salma Hayek has launched a damning critiqued of the media's fixation on thinness, and how weight loss makes many actresses unbearable to be around (actually, she uses a much harsher term):

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/01/27/story241857.html


The article is very short, but the best comments include:

"The Frida star won't conform to Hollywood standards and refuses to work out or starve herself for a role. . . .

"She adds: "A lot of these girls who spend so much time trying to be skinny - everyone is complaining about them. They don't make people feel good about themselves." "


I especially applaud her for refusing to work out, because this kind of physical torture is pushed on young girls today in a truly shameful way.

What a pity this actress is so thin, though. If she had a figure as curvy as Christina Schmidt's, her remarks would be even more subversive.

HSG
27th January 2006, 23:53
<br>Even for aesthetic reasons, gym torture is something that goddesses should avoid at all costs, because it ruins the soft, rounded look that is the hallmark of timeless femininity.

And Ms. Hayek is entirely correct when she points out that weight loss inevitably results in a surly disposition. How can any woman be happy, when she is abusing her physique in such an unnatural way? The female body naturally generates sensations of delight when it is well fed and comfortable, and misery when it is starved or tortured. Any attempts to fight these natural inclinations can only lead to profound bitterness--which a woman will subsequently express towards anyone in her proximity.

Who would any goddess wish to spend her life putting herself--and everyone around her--through so much needless anguish, only to end up looking <i>worse</i> than she did before?

Bravo to this actresses for choosing to reject this kind of pointless self-deprivation, and allowing herself to enjoy her life. Let us simply hope that, in the future, actresses who actually exhibit the soft fullness of plus-size beauty will have the opportunity to make similar assertions--and that the public will follow their positive examples.

Yanderis Lodos (size 14, DCM Miami/Heffner)--a fuller-figured señorita with a touch of the exotic:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/yanderis/espagnol.jpg"></center>

MelanieW
6th March 2006, 09:48
I remembered this thread today when I read a cute follow-up online about Salma Hayek. I like her attitude more and more! This article discusses how she happily augmented her figure in order to play a role in a period piece.

http://www.newkerala.com/news2.php?action=fullnews&id=21179

Nice that she recognized that to play someone who was considered sexy in the 1930s, she would have to look curvy, not skeletal. Plus, its just so refreshing to see an actress acknowledge that a fuller figure is a more attractive figure.

Text below:

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Hamburgers the secret behind Salma Hayek's sexiness!

Washington: Mexican beauty Salma Hayek reportedly went on a special hamburger diet, in order to gain curves for her role as a voluptuous 1930's Mexican woman in her new movie Ask The Dust.

The Hollywood actress, who considers it extremely boring to have to be skinny all the time, seemingly had her day, when she was required to feast on junk food to add some weight to her body as well as her character in her upcoming film, where she stars opposite Irish lothario Colin Farrel.

And not only this, Hayek also got a chance to show off her sexy new figure to co-star Farrell in a steamy nude scene, which she was O.K with.

“Once I got naked with all that weight I said, 'You know what? It's okay,'” Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.

suspiria
6th March 2006, 18:09
While she should be applauded for her attitude, i find these all-too-common protestations by actresses nowadays to be rather destructive. they are, indeed, a two-edged sword to those of us who view the current fixation on anorexia with dismay.

i have little doubt that in a few months' time, we shall all read that she has magically returned to her former weight once again, and lead to the conclusion that this spontaneously occurred with no level of effort or exertion on miss hayek's part.

while i do not begrudge anyone their true natural weight, nor their true beauty i find these manipulations to be a slap in the face to anyone who truly exhibits the natural graces that these skinny ladies can only claim to possess--that of a contented and carefree attitude towards their appearance.

AlyVanderboegh
7th March 2006, 21:08
Salma Hayek is an inspiration to many of the teen girls I associate with. Her attitude is one that should be adopted by ANYONE wishing to help themselves become better in tune with their femininity.

Thanks, Salma Hayek, for inspiring HEALTHY imagery!!!

M. Lopez
13th March 2006, 21:44
I agree with Aly's point. It's great to have at least one celebrity coming out against self-inflicted exerise-punishment and starvation.

Better yet, I found another article today to add to this thread, which is even more encouraging.

Here, Salma Hayek actually says that she enjoyed gaining weight for her role. It's one thing to have an actress say that she's "okay" with becoming curvier, but more positive still if she frankly talks about how delightful the experience was. It's the kind of message we need to see more often, and it could help many young women feel more comfortable with having a natural appetite.

It ends on an unnecessarily sour note, but here's the link to the article:

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/tittletattle/article_21210116.shtml

And the positive text (without the mixed message) appears below:


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Burger-Loving Salma Hayek Gushes Over Cape Town Cafe

by Mitch Marconi

Mar 13, 2006


While filming her movie 'Ask The Dust' near Cape Town, South Africa, Salma Hayek became addicted to the delicious burgers and shakes at a local hamburger cafe, and has become their unoffical spokesperson.

The buxom actress apparently gobbled down her favorites at Royale, a fast food diner, and now is itching to go back to South Africa because nothing here compares to the food they make there.

When urging her friends and family to check out her favourite burger bar, Hayak says: "There was a place called the 'Royale' that had the best hamburgers in the world - better than in America."

"They had these fantastic milkshakes and they had one with chocolate and mint - delicious!"