There is a new movement on the horizon - celebs are no longer trying to squeeze into size 2 ball gowns or appear in bikinis with their hip bones showing. We have moved on since the Paris Hiltons and Nicole Ritchies of the world made us feel like you had to be skinny to make it as an IT-girl and now celebs are embracing their true shape. It appears we have been getting it wrong the whole time as it was revealed that a whopping 80% of men prefer curves over skinny - so it's no wonder these celebs are embracing their thicker side.
Plus-size model Ashley Graham, who became first size 14 model to grace the cover of both Sports Illustrated and Vogue, told Business Insider, "I think that it's really important that we continue to show diversity of all sizes, ethnicities, backgrounds and religion. So for me, I'm here to show diversity of size. Because not yet have we had a curvy girl in Miss Universe or even in the Miss USA pageant."
The good news is that when celebs start a trend - many of us follow. So let this be known as the year that stars began to embrace their inner thicker goddess and showed us that healthy is better than skinny any day of the week.
15 Demi Lovato Is Back To Her Usual Healthy Size
Demi Lovato has never been shy about opening up over her insecurities in the past. She told her fans on an Instagram post earlier this year, "I rarely post pics with my belly button showing because I'm normally insecure about showing my full stomach." She also revealed to American Way magazine, "When I was gaining weight because I was becoming a woman, I would look at those images and say to myself, 'Wait, this is not what I look like. I'm getting fat on the hips and on my butt.'"
Lovato had previously battled with bulimia and checked into rehab when she was just 18-years-old to cope with her mental illness. She added, "I lived fast and I was going to die young. I didn't think I would make it to 21." Well, to us - she looks perfect.
14 Rihanna Sparked Pregnancy Rumors With Weight Gain
Following a lot of social media hype over Rihanna's new thicker figure, she finally spoke publically about her changing shape and said going up a dress size was a "pleasure". During the launch of her Fenty Puma line, she told the press, "I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day — the next week — I need something oversized; I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?"
It looks like she added the extra pounds whilst dating her new boyfriend Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel. They were both photographed locking lips in a Spanish swimming pool and appeared very happy together. Jameel is considered one of the wealthiest men in the world so we would be smiling too.
13 Beyonce Was Certainly Eating For Three
When Beyonce announced she was pregnant with twins on Instagram - the photo became the most liked Instagram post of all time with a record-breaking 11.1 million likes. She beat Cristiano Ronaldo's fourth childbirth announcement (11 million likes) and Selena Gomez's kidney transplant photo (10 million likes.) During her pregnancy, she gained 57 pounds and looking even better than before.
She previously told Shape magazine, "I'm not a person that is naturally very thin. I am a person that has to work at keeping my body in shape." She advised, "Not everyone is supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you." We're guessing her main exercise from now on will be from running around after three children.
12 Kylie Jenner Looks Relaxed And Happier
Kylie Jenner is still keeping her fans guessing over whether she is or isn't pregnant but all the signs are pointing to a big 'Yes!' An insider revealed that she's paranoid about pregnancy weight gain as she "struggles to control cravings." They told Heat magazine, "Her big fear is that she's going to 'balloon' like Kim did when she gained over 70lbs. She's never been a fan of the gym and could never keep up with Khloe and Kim's crazy workout regimes. She's shocked by the amount of weight she's gaining, as she'd always managed to remain quite slim without much effort."
Fans speculated over the pregnancy news when a Keeping Up With The Kardashians teaser clip was released and Kris Jenner said, "I used to pray that one of you guys would have a baby and now it’s like a faucet that we turned on that won’t turn off. The fact that I have all these grandchildren… " Kylie's baby will be her first with boyfriend Travis Scott and we can't wait.
11 Bella Hadid Said She's Finally "Eating and Living"
What a difference a breakup can make. When Bella Hadid split from her long-term boyfriend The Weeknd, she said she was happier and feeling healthier than ever before. The Victoria's Secret model told In Style magazine, "When you’re happy, you want to eat and experience and enjoy life. I’m there! And I’m eating, and I’m living! And I’ve gained a couple pounds, but I’m good!" Fans of hers were impressed with the body positivity coming from a supermodel.
Speaking about her breakup to Teen Vogue, she revealed, "It was my first breakup…and so public. As an outsider, you might think I handled it so well, but it’s always in your heart, and you always feel it very heavily. It'll be hard for a while." She added, "But I’ll always respect him, and I’ll always love him. Sometimes you want to be sad about it or handle it differently, but at the end of the day, you never want to burn a bridge that you’ve fought so hard to build."
10 Angelina Jolie Gained 35 Pounds Following Divorce
Angelina Jolie has had a tough few years. In 2013, she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer and a preventive oophorectomy, as she had a 50% risk of developing ovarian cancer. Then her fairytale romance with Brad Pitt came to an end and they both announced the news that after 12 years together, including 2 years of marriage, they were going to split. Once again, Jolie's weight plummeted which sparked concerns for her health.
Nowadays, she's looking amazing as her weight gain makes her appear much healthier. A close friend of the actress told Radar Online, "It’s incredible! Not only does (she) look 10 years younger, she’s gained 35 pounds!" They added, "She’s been getting experimental live cell treatments that have totally boosted her immune system It’s also helped her gain weight and balance her hormone levels, improved her skin pallor and boosted her collagen, which is why she looks younger."
9 Kanye West Is Really Enjoying Kim's Home Cooking
When Kanye West stepped out earlier this year, there was certainly more of him to go around as he showed off his new fuller shape. It's a great sign for fans that he's getting taking more time off as last year he was hospitalized with exhaustion. Several dates for his Life of Pablo world tour had to be canceled as it was clear the stress of Kim Kardashian's robbery was too much for him.
One fan tweeted, "What is Kim Kardashian feeding Kanye?" and another added, "Kanye built like a dad who sacrificed everything to provide for his family." Another nailed it, tweeting, "People are roasting and fat shaming Kanye West, but y'all missing the bigger picture. This is the most we've seen Kanye West smile in years." With baby number three on its way early next year (via surrogate) he's clearly working on his 'Dad Bod.'
8 Tyra Banks Added Some Pounds Ready For TV Return
It has been ten years since Tyra Banks told everyone they could kiss her "fat a**" after she fired back at headlines that called her: "Thigh-ra Banks," "America's Next Top Waddle" and "Tyra Porkchops." Since she landed the job as host on America's Got Talent, taking over from Nick Cannon who was let go from the show, she appeared to show off her fuller figure in a vibrant, purple catsuit.
She revealed on her talk show that her inspiration is her mother. "I love my mama. She has helped me to be a strong woman so I can overcome these kind of attacks, but if I had lower self-esteem, I would probably be starving myself right now." She continued, "But, that's exactly what is happening to other women all over this country."
7 Christian Bale Is Always Dedicated To His Roles
Christian Bale has never been one of shy away from a challenging role. For The Machinist, he dropped from about 173 pounds in weight down to about 110 pounds and for his role in American Hustle he gained 43 pounds. It appears he's been back raiding the fridge again but this time for a role as the former US Vice President Dick Cheney.
He told ABC News, "It's easy to start with - you're just sitting on your butt and you're eating lots of doughnuts and eating bread and everything like that. But you do it for two months and your body starts to rebel against you, it's just saying, 'No, please,' and your back is aching and there's also some problems with that. And then you've got to lose the weight at the end of it, you know? I wish it was simple." Let's hope this latest role lands his the Oscar he deserves.
6 Heidi Montag Gained 25 Pounds During Pregnancy
Former The Hills star Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt announced their miracle baby earlier this year and on October 1st, they welcomed their first son, baby Gunner, into the world. When E! News asked Spencer if he would like his son to follow in his reality star footsteps, he joked, "With all due respect to Heidi and I, we cannot afford any less brain cells than they’re already starting with at the gateway."
During her pregnancy, Heidi revealed that she had gained a lot of weight and updated her fans on Snapchat, "So excited to see my little baby today. I’ve already gained 25 lbs.! I mean, no big deal, right? Just three more months to go at four lbs. a month. So I’ll only gain about 40 lbs. or so, some women gain 25. I think I over ate." Although she's struggled with body issues in the past - we think this look really suits her.
5 Ben Affleck Gains 30 Pounds During His Divorce
Ben Affleck looks very different when he's not wearing his tight-fitted Batsuit and he gained around 50 pounds this year alone. Fans are loving his new 'Dad Bod' shape but there could be a darker side to his new look. Following his split from wife Jennifer Garner, the actor has allegedly turned to the strong stuff to help him cope - even though his heavy drinking is what led to the split in the first place.
An insider told US Weekly, "The reason they split is because of Ben's drinking and his infidelities." When he was filming Gone Girl, he drank to get into character as Nick and he told Details magazine that according to the book he was supposed to be "puffy and hungover" so he "dedicated" himself to that. Sadly, after the cameras stopped rolling, he just didn't know when to quit.
4 Bella Thorne Finally Looks Fit and Healthy
Former Disney star Bella Thorne's figure has been scrutinized over the years as she appeared practically skeletal on the red carpet. Now, she has turned things around and has been hitting the gym to help add curves to her tiny frame. She showed off her new look to fans on Snapchat and announced: "Today was the day I finally noticed results! And what's even better is: I FEEL good & healthy. I now feel like I can do more in my day and helps me fall asleep easier at night!"
Her routine? Well, she revealed that too, telling fans, "Today I did 4 sets of 15 reps of the 'viper wood chop'. I mixed this new exercise in with my circuit training. I am looking to build lean muscle with aerobic conditioning. My workout consists of an hour and I always make time for proper stretching before and after my workout. My focus this morning was to strengthen my core, tighten my waist and light shoulders." May this new Bella last forever as we're loving the healthy look.
3 Lady Gaga Showed It All Off At The Superbowl
Lady Gaga smashed her Superbowl performance this year but instead of Twitter congratulating her strong and brave performance, instead the trolls were out in force and she was subjected to a lot of body shaming. The Born This Way singer hit back at the haters and she said, "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too," she said on Instagram. "No matter who you are or what you do. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions."
One fan showed their support when they tweeted the star: "We as a society need to change our messed up perception of a 'good body' because Gaga's body was banging. I don't know what y'all were watching." We couldn't agree more.
2 Taylor Swift Re-Enters The Public Eye 15 Pounds Heavier
Taylor Swift spent the majority of the year out of the public eye as she worked towards her new album, Reputation. When the Look What You Made Me Do singer performed her new song on Saturday Night Live fans were quick to notice that she now looks a lot healthier. Following the performance, one fan tweeted, "Am I the only one that has noticed Taylor Swift gaining weight? And thinks she looks a gazillion times better?" and another wrote, "I love the fact that Taylor Swift as gained a little weight! She looks so healthy and strong."
Taylor faced pregnancy rumors earlier this year but she revealed to fans during a secret Rhode Island Session, "I gained 15 pounds and everyone thinks I'm pregnant, I'm not." Now she's loved up with her new boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn, she's never looked happier.
1 Margot Robbie Added 20 Pounds To Her Frame
Australian actress Margot Robbie who is just as well known for her staggeringly beautiful looks as her finely tuned acting skills has gained 20 pounds for the role of disgraced American figure skater, Tonya Harding. She looks almost unrecognizable in the role but still manages to pull it off and we're hoping this thicker figure is around to stay for longer.
The Wolf of Wall Street actress is playing the title role in I, Tonya. On January 6th, Harding’s main competitor Nancy Kerrigan had just stepped off the ice during a practice session at Cobo Arena, Detroit, when she was attacked by Shane Stant. Kerrigan was left crying in pain on the floor, grabbing her knee, and screaming nothing more than, “Why me?” It was later revealed that Harding had conspired with others to carry out the attack on her rival. It's one juicy film we can not wait to see.
Sources: people.com, dailymail.co.uk, eonline.com