Salma Hayek says she is the luckiest girl in Hollywood to have a job, considering she has an accent, is dyslexic, and is “chubby”.
While most of us wouldn’t classify her as anything other than curvy and gorgeous, she insists she’s got a fuller figure, and she likes it that way. With female celebrities being hounded to keep their weight down, she says, they’ve gone from looking like women to resembling little boys, which is not sexy.
“In recent years, we have had to fight against our genetic nature to look like little boys, to be socially accepted as beautiful,” she says. “It used to be that a young girl couldn’t wait to grow up and take the shape of a woman. Now our goal is regression, to look younger and like a child. There has not been enough diversity of boy shape in fashion.”
She also says she refuses to go on the fad diets that take Tinseltown by storm every year, particularly the ones that cut out carbs and fat.
“I am 46… I will not have Botox. You know why? I don’t need to do it because I eat! I eat the fat, I eat the vegetables, I eat everything. If you exercise too much and you don’t eat enough, it takes its toll on the skin. Everything starts aging. If you don’t eat carbs, you slow your metabolism down. And you know what? You look miserable.”
Salma Hayek, I think I love you.
With their electric curves and undeniable sex appeal, actresses like Hayek and “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks are changing the way we look at celebrities, in a much-needed way. Hopefully that trend will spread.