Society has always had a way of idolizing slim women and making them look like the perfect bodied individuals that all other women ought to become.  This has been giving rise to diseases such as anorexia that are borne of eating disorders when women who don’t like how their bodies look like and they try to reduce weight in the most extreme of manners. I won’t mention about the many weight loss products being hawked around the world with the promise of instant results. But even with this, there are women who have embraced their bodies and make being fat look absolutely amazing.

Here are the top 10 women that are proving that fat can look fab:

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Adele

Number one on our list is British singing sensation Adele whose full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. The 29-year-old English songwriter majors in the soul pop genre and has been able to win the hearts of many through her music. Adele made her musical debut in 2007 and her amazing singing skills saw her scoop the Brit Awards ‘Critics Choice’ award that year and this was followed up by BBC Sound of 2008 poll prize award. In the same year of 2008 is when she released her first album 19 which up to the present time has been certified platinum seven times in the UK and 3 times in the US. She was the recipient of the award for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009 and this also served to mark her perfect start to a glooming musical career that would see her be rated among the best female musicians ever in the world.

Adele also received a personal endorsement from President Barrack Obama who once stated that Adele was his favorite musician. Apart from her amazing musical career that has seen her scoop endless music awards and critical acclaim all over the world, Adele is also known for one thing, the fact that she is a heavy woman. Adele has always been proud of displaying her chubby body in hugging dresses whenever she is out on any social events and even in her music videos. Adele is a woman who has proven that being fat can look awesome too.

Lindsay Hollister

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Lindsay Hollister is an American actress and film producer who is a graduate of the Miami University. She moved to Los Angeles after her graduation in a bid to pursue an acting career and almost a year later she was cast as Christine Banks in Fox’s hit TV show Boston public which also saw her secure a nomination for an Emmy Award for the category of Outstanding Guest Star. After her success in this TV show she landed several guest appearances on several TV shows such as Strong Medicine, Popular, Days of Our Lives and the ER, her career would grow on a perpetual motion from there on and she would later come to complete works in over 18 films with the most notable one being her role opposite Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway in Get Smart as Max’s Dance Partner, a now very iconic dance scene.

She also has her own web series called Breaking Fat. Lindsay Hollister despite her very impressive resume that places her high among successful female actresses in the US has had to encounter the harsh realities of being a fat woman but as a way or brushing off the hate from her critics, she has embraced her body totally. In fact, Lindsay has been vocal about women learning to love themselves as they are other than seeking to be loved by others that may fail to understand that being fat does not make you ugly.

Amber Riley

31 year old Amber Riley is an African American actress, singer and author who rose to fame after her portrayal of the character Mercedes Jones on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee that ran from the year 2009 to 2015. Her exceptional performance on the series won her a Screen Actors Guild Award and also got her nominated for three other Grammy Awards, three Teen Choice Awards and three NAACP Image Awards. Amber Riley in November 2016 led the West End debut of Dreamgirls and played the lead role of Effie White. Her depiction of this character coupled by her other amazing acting skills won her the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2017 for her role in Dreamgirls.

Amber Riley also won season 17 of Dancing with the Stars in the year 2013 and thus bringing the world to the attention of just how much she is a prowess in singing. The amazing actress also appeared as a judge on BBC One musical theatre talent show Let It Shine in 2017. Amber Riley has not shied away from embracing her big body even in the face of the public eye and no calls for her to reduce her weight and be slimmer has she paid attention to. A believer in the uniqueness of her beauty, Riley has been able to inspire many other fat women out there to embrace their bodies just as they are other than try to fit in into a society that sets standards that are too unrealistic.

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Ashley Fink

Ashley Rae Fink is a 31-year-old American singer and actress who is famed for her acting roles on television series Glee as Lauren Zizes and as Carter McMahon in Huge. The talented actress and singer was born in Houston, Texas in a family of four girls where she has one elder sister called Stephanie and two other younger sisters, Amy and Amanda. Fink started out on her acting career at the tender age of four by playing a lead role in her school’s holiday play. Ashley Fink got the chance to immerse herself fully into the acting scene after her family moved to Los Angeles, California. She began attending an Arts High School and started performing for large audiences as lead characters in adaptations.

Some of them include The Wizard of Oz where she played the role of the Lion and in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown in which she played the role of Lucy. Ashley Rae Fink has admitted to having been bullied in high school due to her weight issues and she was brave enough to overcome all of these and she learned to embrace her body just as it is and this has enabled her to be proud of who she is and to love herself. Ashley Rae Fink has stood out as a woman who makes being fat look fabulous.

Hayley Hasselhoff

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Hayley Amber Hasselhoff is a 24-year-old American actress and model who is famous for her role as Amber in the ABC Family original series Huge which was a big success for her. Hayley is the younger daughter of David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach. Hayley, along with her father and sister starred in a very short lived 2010 A&E reality series dubbed The Hasselhoffs. Hayley Hasselhoff has been modeling as a plus size model since 2007 when she was just 14 at the time. Since then she has excelled in her modeling career and has been signed to Wilhelmina Models and as of 2014, Hasselhoff has been signed to Ford Models. The amazing plus size model has walked in such show as the 2014 British Plus Size Fashion Week and has also modeled for Torrid. Hasselhoff has also been named the ambassador for Pulp Fashion Week in Paris.

Hayley Amber Hasselhoff has been one of the most prominent plus size models that the world knows of, she has never shied away from embracing her well-endowed body that has been the cause of much of the criticism that she has received all through her modeling and acting career. But being able to stand up tall above all her critics, Hayley has stated time and again that she loves her body and that those that have a problem with it can keep their opinions to themselves. The lady clearly shows that being fat can also be fabulous and one needs not justify their beauty to people that don’t even understand.

Nikki Blonsky

Nicole Margaret Blonsky famously known as Nikki Blonsky is a 29-year-old American actress, who is also a talented singer and dancer. The actress is widely known for her acting roles as Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 movie called Hairspray and also for her role as Maggie Baker in the 2008 movie, Queen Sized. Nikki Blonsky also played a starring role in the ABC Family original series dubbed Huge that was a big success. Nikki Blonsky was born in Great Neck, New York, USA and always had a passion for the arts particularly singing and acting for which she was blessed with a beautiful voice and had also good dancing moves to top it up.

Nikki Blonsky has stated that she was abused many a time in the past when she was young due to her fatness and was also written off as not being able to dance due to her big body but then she has gone ahead to prove all of her critics wrong and excel in her career as an actress, singer and a dancer. Nikki Blonsky has never shied away from embracing her fat body and has never succumbed to the pressure of wanting to lose weight in order to please her critics. Her resilience when it comes to her way of living with herself has been the inspiration for many other fat women out there seeing that fat can also look fabulous.

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Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe is an African American actress born of an American mother and a Senegalese father. She grew not wanting to venture into the showbiz industry because of the sufferings she saw her mother endure as a singer and thus he always aimed for the security that an office job provided for which she worked hard in the hope of securing. Her entry into the acting seen came through the movie Precious for which she was persuaded by a friend to audition for while she was busy studying for an exam that she was to sit for. Gabourey tried the role and she got it and it was at this point that she decided to take up acting as a career for which she has excelled in. She has gone on to feature in other hit productions such as the TV series The Big C and Empire.

Gabourey Sidibe has admitted to having encountered bullying in high school due to her weight issues but she was able to gather enough self love in order to boost her own self esteem and it is this that enabled her to overcome this bullying act that makes many young ladies that are fat to hate themselves. Gabourey Sidibe has never been ashamed of her big body and this has been an inspiration to many young women out there that hate themselves for being fat and now with a figure like Sidibe to look up to, many are starting to appreciate themselves as they are.

Carrie Baker Reynolds

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Many slim women are idolized as sex symbols in our society and the much-hyped attention that they get acts as a demotivating factor for their fat counterparts who may fail to view themselves as being attractive enough to attract such kind of attention on their bodies and features. But even with the existence of this biased mentality, there are fat women out there that have been lucky enough to be idolized as sex symbols despite all the attention that is directed at their slim counterparts. That is not so with American actress Carrie Baker Reynolds. The actress in just one film, City Island, she became one of the biggest sex symbols ever in movie history.

All this attention has been directed at a woman that many dared describe as ugly because of her 400-pound figure and jiggly gait in her suburban-normal portrayal of a niche and happy web model. Her display of confidence with her body size have gone a long way in silencing many of her critics who have been on her neck for her weight which they term as unhealthy but Carrie Baker has always reiterated that she has no issue with her body size and would not wish to be anybody else other than just herself. Carrie Baker Reynolds has been that motivation that many other fat women were in need of in order to enable them to rise above the social critic that terms them unattractive because of their bodies.

Melissa Ann McCarthy

46-year-old Melissa McCarthy is an American actress, writer, comedian, producer and fashion designer who is famed for her role as Sookie St. James on the TV series Gilmore Girls that ran between the years 2000 up to 2007. Mellissa McCarthy started her acting career in the late 1990s but failed to make an impact up until when she landed the Gilmore Girls role in the early 2000s. Her career as a fashion designer can be ranked as being the most prosperous of all her gifting as she operates a fashion line that has been known to produce some very good designs that have been appreciated by many.

As a fat bodied person especially as one that was given a TV role that was somewhat coinciding with her own body, Melissa has admitted to having a soft spot for fellow fat women especially those that fail to accept themselves as they are and thus live their lives with a lot of rejection. Her designs have also been made with a special consideration for fat women in order to create for them designs that are fitting and enable them to appreciate themselves. Melissa McCarthy’s consideration for fat women and her own confidence with the way she is has in a way enabled many fat women out there to learn to appreciate themselves and therefore be able to overcome the social prejudice that they undergo. Melissa has also made many to change their mind about fat women and start thinking of them as people who are fabulous.

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Queen Latifah

Bringing our list to a close at number ten is African American actress Queen Latifah who is famed for her various roles in several Hollywood blockbusters with the most prominent of them all being Sarafina that just shot her status as a proficient actress to the top of the roof. Queen Latifah is ranked one among the pioneers of other black women that followed her example and ventured into the acting scene. She has been the recipient of several awards due to her acting skills and this has made the world recognize the immense contribution to the acting industry that she has made.

Queen Latifah has been rumored to have undergone several reconstructive surgeries to help her in weight loss but she has come out in the open to refute the claims by stating that she loves her body just as it is and she would not wish to change it for any given reason even though pressure may be there for her to conform and appear in a certain way. Queen Latifah has also been quoted as saying that there is a way that Hollywood chooses to view a person but then that is not how that person should view themselves. Her advice to other fat women is that they need to learn to love themselves or otherwise face the wrath of social critics that will always want to point out faults in how their bodies do look. 

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