If you ever had any doubt that celebrities are just like everyone else, take a read at some of the things they say about their bodies. While we might think they look absolutely perfect all the time, they rarely think the same. From Jennifer Lopez to Shakira, here are 8 estrellas who haven't always felt secure about their cuerpos:
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After giving birth to Milan, the beautiful Colombian singer was afraid her body would never bounce back to how it was pre-pregnancy.
“I mean, I guess our mothers and grandmothers weren’t under the pressure that women of today are after delivering a baby," she told Us Weekly. "My dad says that there’s nothing better than a little meat on the bone! He likes my mom a little chubby. So she was never under the pressure to get back to her old weight, and she never did, actually.”
The 36-year-old continued, “But it’s different, I have a career, and that’s the only part that’s been a bit stressful because I knew that I’d have to come back here to do The Voice two months after I delivered a baby. I didn’t have my four months maternity like every woman on earth has. So I’m not trying to complain, but it’s been a process full of challenges in my life."
The mother of two recently revealed to Health magazine that she used to be very self-conscious when it came to her body. "I was a lot more critical of my body when it was probably pretty awesome," she said. But since then, Alba has learned to embrace her body. “After the pregnancy, I felt liberated. I learned to accept my body and to give less importance to my appearance. Being a mother has taught me how to adapt to any situation," the actress shared.
Since confessing to her issues with anorexia and bulimia a few years ago, it's no secret the 21-year-old X Factor judge has struggled with her body image. "I believe that a big contributing factor to these feelings is the pressure that’s out there to meet impossible standards," Lovato wrote via her Seventeen guest blog. Now, the superstar couldn't be more satisfied with every little piece of herself.
Believe it or not, the beautiful Modern Family star grew up feeling a bit self-conscious because she was often teased over her thin body. "I was ridiculously skinny. They called me palillo, which means toothpick in Spanish," she told Shape magazine. She went on to explain that when puberty hit, "I was still skinny but suddenly I had these big boobs. It was terrible! I used to tell my mother, ‘I'm going to cut these off as soon as I turn 18.'"
Vergara has since learned to embrace her amazing body. "Confident people have a way of carrying themselves that makes others more attracted to them," she said. "Latin women are very comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. We aren't afraid to show that off a little bit more."
When J.Lo was featured on the cover of Vogue last year, she revealed that she has insecurities, just like everyone else. "I’m not a size 0 or 2. I’m not 6-feet-tall like a lot of the models that come around, and I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m really short compared to models!'," she said. But the American Idol judge knows the importance of loving yourself and having self-confidence -- she even wears an “I LOVE ME" ring to remind herself of it.
The 46-year-old, who is considered one of the sexiest women in Hollywood, admitted during an interview that she struggled with body issues throughout her pregnancy. “I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy, and had the opportunity to see me completely disfigured in many ways,” she said.
"My ears are something that I've always been weird about," revealed the "Come and Get It" singer. "If you notice in everything I do, I kind of use my hair to cover them up a lot." Gomez then went on to explain what has helped her slowly get over this particular issue.
"I actually have started to put my hair behind my ear. I feel that there's a point in everybody's life where they think that they're not perfect, and they look in the mirror and see what could be better. One of my best friends told me to get up every morning and try to say to yourself, 'I am beautiful,' every single morning, and that helped a lot! God made you who you are -- embrace it."
"I wasn’t always confident," the former Victorious star told Seventeen magazine. "That’s something I’ve grown into and am still working on. I still have so many insecurities that I’m trying to grow out of. These days beauty is something that feels so enforced. All girls, including myself, have to learn to love themselves the way they are."