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.
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.
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.
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.
Actress and comedian Tina Fey may have never become who she is today without her childhood insecurities. Fey says that she didn't have the best statistics growing up, which wasn't all that great for her self-esteem.
But at some point, she learned that there's another way to attract people other than looking perfect: make them laugh! And the rest is history.