Lena Dunham really brought body type diversity to the forefront in some of her scenes in “Girls”, but that doesn’t mean that she was never insecure about her body in her personal life.
According to the writer-actress, when she first started, she didn’t think anyone would want to hire her because she was too fat, and used to compare herself to women who were thinner than she was. Thankfully, today Dunham feels much better about herself and actually likes what nature gave her.
Even Madonna was at one point insecure. The diva said boys would make fun of her back at school, teasing her for being hairy and calling her a monster, no less. But instead of trying to change her appearance to fit into social norms, Madonna did the exact opposite: she didn't shave, wear makeup, or do her hair.
The singer says men were definitely not attracted to her as a result, more like scared of her; but the important thing is, she was true to herself. We're pretty sure a few men were attracted to her since, though.
World-renowned tennis player Serena Williams has experienced some insecurity about her body. As a tennis player, one is normally expected to have an athletic physique, but Williams has always been feminine and curvy, which she wasn't too pleased about early on.
However, Serena says that at some point people actually started complimenting her for not having that classic-tennis-player body! That's when she learned to embrace and love it for what it is.
Melissa McCarthy said she used to be incredibly insecure about her looks when she was younger, wishing she could have a slimmer body or a prettier face and pretty much cried about it throughout her entire 20s.
Today, the actress says she loves herself just the way she is. Yes, she still feels insecure sometimes; but all in all, she wouldn't want to change anything about the way she looks. We wouldn't want her to, either.
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige used to be insecure about her looks and wanted to look more like the average beauty standard and less like herself. But the singer shared that at one point, she realized the most important person to please was herself; which really turned things around for her.
Her current objective is just to be the best version of herself possible, rather than adhering to some unrealistic beauty standard. We think that's the way to go, too.