I can’t imagine a much worse industry to work in when it comes to body image than Hollywood or modeling. The pressure is on to be SO thin, it’s crazy. Comedienne Amy Schumer admitted it was no laughing matter in an interview.
She said in an interview:
It’s an emotional thing. It’s been a struggle for me my whole life, and especially just being in the entertainment industry. Standing on a stage in front of people, I can’t perform my best or be confident if I’m not sure — if I’m pulling at something (I’m wearing). And sometimes, I would just want to throw in the towel and be like, ‘I’m not gonna go do stand-up tonight.’”
How crazy is that? Amy may not be a size zero like some actresses, but she is of average weight: why in the world should she feel nervous about standing up on a stage over her looks? She’s gorgeous!
Amy talked about how working with ‘Trainwreck’ stylist Leesa Evans helped her.
My sister and I, we both have always dressed badly. Leesa had given me this gift of showing me how to dress and feel good. And she didn’t have to do this, she just did. She shopped for my sister also, and seeing my little sister wearing a little blazer and a shirt and looking just like a strong, beautiful woman, it was … to see this person I care the most about being given those tools was really moving for me. And I just wanted to give it to every woman.”
This experience meant so much to Amy that she’s now working with Goodwill. And there’s a lot of truth there, too: clothing choices absolutely matter when it comes to how you end up looking! Amy even dished on the Hollywood’s unrealistic beauty standards.
I’m coming out like, ‘OK, here’s what’s going on: No one’s just naturally thin. Everyone’s starving.'”
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