Sophia Bush just became our new favorite person. She is standing up for women and relating to the body image ‘struggle’ that almost every woman worries about on a daily basis. See what she said about her own body below!
Sophia Bush opened up about women’s issues on Today on April 30. “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.” We love her positive outlook on this subject! Read more of her inspiring words below.
Sophia Bush On Body Image — I’m Curvy, Not A Runway Model
When interviewer Matt Lauer pressed her stance on this issue considering the superficial industry she works in, Sophia replied:
“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 [Maxim magazine] shoot.”
Sophia continued to be relatable, saying she struggles with her body like other women do as well:
“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. I’m a women and it’s a struggle for all of us.”
Sophia Bush Promotes ‘I Am That Girl’
Sophia also spoke passionately about a non-profit she is involved with:
“I’m incredibly blessed that one of my best girlfriends from college started an amazing non-profit called “I Am That Girl.” Our whole mission is to remind women they are allowed to be in love and express who they are and you were born exactly as you are for a reason and what makes you different makes you unique.”
“We talk about being beautiful from the inside out. It comes from collaborating with other women rather than competing.”
Do you think Sophia is inspiring to women, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee