“It’s been a struggle for me my whole life.”
Amy Schumer is one of the most reliably relatable women in Hollywood, and one of her many virtues is that she’s brutally honest about body image, and the unrealistic expectations of women to not just be thin, but be toned, fit, and generally flawless.
The actress / comedian spoke to The Today Show about her personal battle with body image, saying that “It’s an emotional thing.”
“It’s been a struggle for me my whole life, and especially just being in the entertainment industry,” Schumer said. “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. And sometimes, I would just want to throw in the towel and be like, ‘I’m not gonna go do stand-up tonight.'”
Schumer’s Trainwreck stylist, Leesa Evans, helped give both her and her sister a confidence boost, and now Schumer’s working with Goodwill to help other women find confidence in the way they dress. “We love women, we want them to feel more confident and empowered,” she said.
Sigh, it’s like the reasons to love her just keep piling up.
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