They say that thick thighs save lives! And let’s be honest what would our world be without women whose bodies curve like waves? Society's definition of thick varies on a case by case basis and, currently, it’s “in” to be thick. It’s "in" to have a little junk in the trunk and #nothighgap. However, being truly thick does not only involve your butt and thighs, it doesn’t require butt shots or a brazilian butt lift. Being thick involves a little jiggle in the tummy, having a little fat all over the body. Mostly, it involves confidence and an “I don’t give AF” attitude. Celebrities have a lot of pull in the world. They can influence more people than the leader of the free world. So why are more people not on the love yourself, love your body bandwagon? Well, beggars can’t be choosers. Maybe we don’t have all the celebs on the thick chick train but we have enough to make an impact. Who is your favorite thick celeb?
15 Amber Rose
Amber Rose is known for owning her body and never being ashamed to take her clothes off. While her actions upset a lot of people Amber isn’t here for their negativity. She has always embraced her curves and never once has allowed the fact that she isn’t the “perfect size” keep her from doing whatever makes her happy. The former stripper stepped onto the scene as Kanye West’s trophy girlfriend but she has quickly become so much more. Along with best friend and Rob Kardashian’s baby mama Blac Chyna, Amber regularly embraces her curves by participating in her annual SlutWalk. She also participates in some of the riskiest photo shoots that most wouldn’t ever attempt. She is so Thick one could even say she is giving the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian a run for their money.
14 Lena Dunham
As annoying as Lena Dunham is we have to admit that her commitment to keeping her body the way she sees fit is incredible. People new to Hollywood usually feel immense pressure to slim down, get a little nip and tuck just to feel “normal”. Dunham isn’t having any of it and she continues to rub her "I don’t give a crap" attitude in people’s face. She loves wearing crop tops and being mostly naked on her HBO show Girls. So, although Dunham can come off insufferable most of the time it's good to know she has her head on her shoulders. She doesn’t care that people are so over her getting naked to prove she isn’t ashamed of her body. Even though it is a bit much it’s still refreshing to see someone who has a body type that isn’t a sample size 0.
13 Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is a talented writer who has worked on a number of popular shows. Unfortunately, for her, all people want to talk about are her curves. The actress is of Indian descent and as if she didn’t have enough to overcome in Hollywood she now has to defend her body type? What kind of crap is that? Thankfully, Kaling has made no attempts to please the masses she is happy and confident in her body even though she admits she would love to adhere to beauty standards she has just not been successful. That’s the jokester in her. Kaling says she just wants to be a positive role model to women out there if that involves being described as chubby then so be it.
12 Amy Schumer
Comedian Amy Schumer is in the right business. Being a comedian forces you to have guts and it forces you to take a punch and keep on going. Plus, it kind of helps to keep you on your feet. Meaning, you are normally ready with a witty comeback when a pap comes at you sideways about your weight. Schumer isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Hell, she isn’t afraid to make waves and she’s done it time and time again. Like a typical comedian, she makes fun of herself before anyone else can point out her flaws she knows that she has a bit of meat on her bones. The best part about her honesty is she turns the critics jokes back around on them. How's that for a slap in the face?
11 Raven Symone
Raven Symone is controversial as hell. Whatever happened to the sweet little girl who made us all laugh with her big girl attitude? What happened to our favorite psychic who would mess up everybody else’s lives thinking she was doing something great. Okay, so we all know that Raven can act but apparently, that doesn’t matter because she isn’t the same weight she was when she was The Cosby Show. She gained too much weight for anyone to care about anything else apparently. However, Raven has voiced her ability to give no f***’s several times with her place on The View and, of course, social media has helped her out a bit. She has also made no attempts to change her appearance to please the masses we have to say, she is off to a great start.
10 Kat Dennings
Kat Dennings is gorgeous. Besides her inspirational looks, she has a pretty great career in Hollywood, oh and she always has a man by her side. Not that she needs one. She does whatever the hell she wants. If she wants three men she damn well will have all three. Point is, she gets to decide because she is kween. The best way to let the world know that you don’t give AF about your weight is to flaunt it and not comment on it. which is exactly what Dennings’ does she wears the most beautiful dresses on the red carpets and they are so form-fitting. No one can pull a dress off like a thick chick. Dennings is confident and refuses to be put down by anyone who is scared of her curves so, bye haters.
9 Ashley Graham
Although breakout model Ashley Graham has toned up a bit she is still big, beautiful and healthy. We dare you to try and tell her differently. Graham has made a lot of strides in the industry and is one of the few “plus size models” that has crossed over into mainstream modeling. She can walk the runway as a full-figured woman in high-end designer clothing any day. The model is very vocal about her size she isn’t afraid to flaunt her tummy, show off stretch marks and strut around in beautiful lingerie. She has even made other full-figured women feel amazing through her lingerie line and swimwear line with retailers like Nordstroms and Addition Elle. She sure knows how to make people be happy in the skin their in. We should all take a page out of Graham’s book.
8 Sara Ramirez
Sara Ramirez is thick there is no doubt about it. she brings some much-needed beauty to Grey’s Anatomy and she is a vision to look at. She has always been a vocal advocate for refusing to be ashamed of what could only be her body. She admits she had to “get over herself” being a size 12 in a size 0 town. She is happy with her curves and believes that there is way more to deal with in the world besides someone’s clothing size. Ramirez grew up wanting to look like everyone else but herself she told Glamour magazine. She always felt like she needed to lose 20 pounds here and there but now, not only is she comfortable in her body she is also comfortable with her sexuality.
7 Kate Upton
Kate Upton made a splash when she popped up on the scene in all her curvy glory. She covered Sports Illustrated and made everyone stop and stare at the “big girl” on the cover. Upton has since then been placed in several categories by bloggers and trolls that range from chubby to straight up fat and some have even called her ugly. Upton clearly is not phased she acknowledged that she has always had this figure and she doesn’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. This makes us love her more she is so confident and she wears a bikini like no one’s business. Being thick hasn’t hindered Upton owning life , feeling sexy or booking work so what facts do the haters have to go on now? Sheer jealousy.
6 Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson admits that she have never been a slim-waisted woman and she isn’t interested in being one either. Having a slim waist does not necessarily mean you are healthy. Besides she is too interested in having a lasting career and taking care of her babies. Clarkson knows that there are more important things in life besides losing unnecessary weight and making sure that Hollywood is impressed with your figure. She is determined to live life to the fullest and regularly shuts down critics that try to bring up her weight. “I could die tomorrow, do I wanna die on a diet? Am I gonna meet God on a empty stomach?”. She isn’t interested in being hungry in the afterlife that’s for sure, nothing worse than hunger pains.
5 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a talented rapper, it is the reason why she is rich and famous. Although some people may argue that the real reason why she is so popular is because of how thick her body is. Rumours have swirled that Nicki’s butt is fake cakes but she doesn't seem phased by the accusations. Minaj isn’t one to let someone throw shade and get away with it. She regularly depicts her body with her lyrics and even takes it a step further by reminding everyone of all the guys that have tried to smash (Drake, Wayne, even Safaree wants her back). She has nothing to hide when it comes to her body hence her attire that barely covers her up. Nicki isn’t one to mess with she is a triple threat; boobs, booty and banging.
4 Gabourey Sidibe
Actress Gabourey Sidibe stepped onto the scene and made a splash playing an obese teenage mother who suffered through sexual abuse. While most people were able to overlook her size, there was still the petty haters who felt the need to comment on her body instead of her performance. However, the actress persevered and continued to be cast in roles that made people turn heads (anyone an Empire fan here?). Sidibe recently decided that her weight was affecting her in a negative way and decided to take matters into her own hands. She opted for a weight loss surgery and has continued to slay the game as she drops pounds. What makes her decision so awesome is that she wasn’t pressured by Hollywood, she decided based on her own personal evaluation.
3 Christina Hendricks
New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn once said about the Mad Men star, "You don't put a big girl in a big dress." How rude is that? Christina Hendricks looks amazing in basically everything that she puts on. The actress admits that like every woman she would love to lose a few pounds here and there but in the grand scheme of things, it's not important. She is so unfazed by the haters they aren’t even on her radar. Who can blame her? No one wants to sit around and read negative stuff about themselves all day. At the end of the day Hendricks is married, isn’t afraid to draw attention to herself (hence her career) and never shies away from a camera, you mad?
2 Tess Holliday
Tess Holliday is one of the biggest plus size models in the mainstream media. She uses her social media pages to spread love and never hate. Her awareness of her body is real and she doesn't give a damn what you think of it. She regularly uses her public platform to shoot down trolls and talk about how proud she is to be in the body that the good Lord gave her. It must irk people how much their criticisms roll off her beloved back rolls. They know they can’t get to her. In fact, if you’re lucky enough and of course online at the right time you may even be able to witness a live read as she puts haters in their place. She even started her own body positivity movement #effyourbeautystandards.
Rihanna has recently gained a little bit of goodness and we are officially welcoming her into the thick committee. RiRi looks pretty amazing, she looked great before but now she looks even better. The singer has received backlash for what is probably a mere 10-pound weight gain but hey, if the critics don’t want her we will have her. The singer has had to shut up a lot of people who are accusing her of being pregnant, sick and whatever else they want to use to justify her body. She has simply said she isn’t worried about her weight and she is happy at any size. If the critics and trolls know what’s good for them they better leave the pop princess alone. They don’t call her “bad girl RiRi” for no reason she is known to clap back at a moments notice. Insult at your own risk.