Sopia Bush on Body Image and 'Chicago P.D.'

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Sophia Bush is just one of the sexy, smart stars of Chicago P.D. but she doesn't believe she has the body type that defines sexy--and that's just fine with her. In fact, her favorite charity is I Am That Girl. It aims to encourage girls to feel good about their bodies--whether they're rail thin or not. She spoke about the charity this week on The TODAY Show.

"I've spent so much time talking to women about, ‘Hey, I may be on TV and I may be photographed for magazines, but I don't think I'm perfect. I don't wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and go, ‘Hey, I'm amazing!' That's not how it is," Bush said. "I'm a women and it's a struggle for all of us."

"And it took me until this point in my life at 31 to say, ‘Hey, yeah I'm going to embrace my body and own it for me, not anyone else. And I'm curvy. I'm not some rail-thin, 6-foot-tall runway model who was just born that way. I was born like this. And that's A-OK.' And the conversations that have sort of come out of that, the conversations about feeling empowered in our skin rather than comparing ourselves to other women have been a really great byproduct actually of that whole shoot," she added.

Now Chicago P.D. fans have another reason to love Sophia Bush.

It seems Chicago P.D. loves her, too.

This week Chicago P.D. has done a dual broadcast or crossover with Chicago Fire. It's been trending wildly since the Chicago Fire portion aired on Tuesday night. Bush plays Detective Erin Lindsay on the NBC drama.

Of the crossover episodes, Sophia Bush had the following to say.

"[Chicago Fire producer Dick Wolf] said, 'It's going to be intense,'" the actress relates. "'Imagine Oklahoma City. Imagine the Boston Marathon bombing. We have the ability to thank the people who are the ones who run toward [to help], not away.' He really is so passionate about honoring first responders."

Clearly Bush's passion runs the gamut from being a high profile TV star to young girls who need to boost their self esteem. Kudos to her on both of her starring roles.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.