Rebel Wilson of Pitch Perfect and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2, donned angel wings similar to those worn by Victoria’s Secret models, at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday. The wings were part of her positive body image message that she shared with her fans.
In addition to the wings, Wilson wore leather leggings emblazoned with the word ‘THINK’ across her rear, as well as a bedazzled bustier bra top.
“The ‘Bella’ girls are all different shape and sizes and nationalities,” Rebel Wilson said during an interview with People. “I think one of the good messages in the movie is that you’re all beautiful. I think sometimes girls look at Victoria’s Secret models and think that they have to model themselves after that, but I really don’t think that’s the best, even though they are called ‘models,’ they’re not the best people to model yourself after. I like to encourage girls to think, which is why I put that on my butt. It’s really about what’s up here [points to head], and not whats here [points to backside].”
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She added that her outfit was a ‘labor of love.’
“This [bedazzled bra] was actually hand made by Spanky in Dubai who did Madonna’s corset and a lot of Lady Gaga’s outfits,” she joked, adding, “So it’s hand made in Dubai, and I appreciate them for putting a lot of work and effort into this last minute. And these [pants] are jet generic leather pants — $49.95.”
Rebel Wilson admitted the wings weren’t particularly comfortable.
“The wings are slightly uncomfortable, especially when people knock into you,” she shared. “But it’s good — this will be my cardio for the day. I had to walk up three flights of stairs while wearing these, and these are about twenty pounds.”
Rebel Wilson definitely send a positive message to women and young girls about their bodies. Do you expect there might be some backlash from Victoria’s Secret? She was certainly mocking their style with her ‘Angel Wings’ and jewel-encrusted bra.
Nonetheless her message was an important one, and no one should emulate the appearance of Victoria’s Secret models. That’s not a healthy body image.
Kudos to Rebel Wilson. Fans can catch her, along with Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and more in the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2, when it hits theaters on May 15th.