Lena Dunham Doesn't Want to Be a Model - Other Celebs Who Preach Body Acceptance

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Lena Dunham Doesn't Want to Be a Model - Other Celebs Who Preach Body Acceptance

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Lena Dunham

People might debate on whether or not "Girls" writer and star Lena Dunham is the "voice of her generation," but one thing is for sure: She's comfortable in her own skin.

The oft-nude HBO star recently sat down with Playboy to talk about her show and body. Not surprisingly, the 25-year-old wouldn't want to be a model.

"I don't think I'd like it very much," she said of becoming of Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. "There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with that I don't have to deal with now. I don't want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack."

We love that Dunham's fearless personality is getting so much attention - especially since her body doesn't seem to fit into some people's ideals of what a woman should look like.

Is Dunham leading a new body acceptance campaign? Maybe - but she's had plenty of help before her, too.

Beth Ditto

The Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto is 5-foot tall and weighs in - unapologetically - at 200 lbs. Ditto loves her body and it shows. She often disrobes on stage and shows that it's okay to be happy about your body, no matter the size.

"I think it's great. I feel like it's just like taking one for the team," she told The Advocate of being a role model in the body acceptance movement. "I think it's really important that people are talking about your body, because if they don't, then you'll never be able to break that barrier."

Don't stop doing what you're doing, Beth!


Adele has been on the receiving end of quite a few comments - both direct and passive aggressive - about her weight. However, the new mum doesn't give her haters a second thought.

"…I've always been a size 14-16 and been fine with it," the 25-year-old Oscar winner said in 2012. "I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn't."

And if she did have the "perfect" body? She wouldn't flaunt it anyway.

"I'd still wear elegant clothes," she said in December.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is one of the many Hollywood stars who has fought her way through substance abuse and body confidence issues. However, she's one of the few who talks about her struggle honestly.

The singer - who went to rehab in 2010 - says it's difficult to stay on the right path, but she's doing her best every day.

"It's okay to love your body the way it is and it's okay to reach out for help if you have drug and alcohol problems, or if you're self-harming or being bullied," she told Seventeen in 2012.

And that's what makes you a real role model, Demi.

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