Thank you, Xtina. Every once in a while, a celeb gets real about what a real woman looks like, public pressure be damned. This weekend, the singer told reporters that the “massive scrutiny” about her not-stick-thin weight would not be keeping her from feeling good about herself and her curves. "As long as I'm happy in my own skin, that's all I need," she said. "I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body.” Amen, hermana!
Here are Latina celebs who have rocked figures that defy Hollywood’s obsession with hollow cheeks and prominent ribs:
1. Curvy: Christina Aguilera
The recently divorced mom is sporting a bigger size these days, and we think she carries it well, especially because she’s happy with it. "I've been on all spectrums," she told reporters recently. "I've been in this [business] for a long time. I came out on the scene when I was 17 years old. You can never be too much of anything. You can never be too perfect, too thin, too curvy, voluptuous, this, that. I've been on all sides of the spectrum as far as any female in this business. "As long as I'm happy in my own skin, that's all I need," she said. "I'm happy with where I'm at. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body.”
2. Curvy: Jennifer Lopez
Her big booty is the first thing that made her famous. Lopez did the smart thing —worked on making it a bit more proportional to her body, but she managed to keep her curves (muscular thighs included) intact. As her recent performance in a bodysuit proved, she’s not ever going to try to be Kate Moss.
3. Curvy: Sofia Vergara
To see Vergara on the red carpet is to see a walking ad for voluptuousness. With a killer hourglass figure, Vergara always looks confident, womanly and flat out gorgeous.
4. Curvy: America Ferrera
The girl who starred in Real Women Have Curves and Ugly Betty landed on many a magazine cover and tabloid do-list exactly because her Betty character and her real-life, real-chick looks and body type are so relatable.
5. Curvy: Salma Hayek
She may be tiny (only 5’2), but Hayek has curves for miles, from prominent bust (rumored to be add-ons) to tiny waist to full hips, which she never, ever hides.
6. Curvy: Evelyn Lozada
If you don’t have them, get them, or so the saying goes. Rumor has it that the Basketball Wives star’s fiancé, footballer Chad Ochocinco, paid for her to get butt implants. Whatever the case, Lozada has a rocking body that emulates great bombshells of vintage Hollywood.
7. Curvy: Sara Ramirez
Ramirez graced Latina’s cover in her undies, testament to her liberated love of her plus-size body. She might have grown up with being told that her figure was, well, too much, but she’s clearly comfortable with it now.
8. Curvy: Raquel Welch
A lifelong bombshell whose dangerous curves first sashayed into Hollywood in the 1960s, at age 71 Welch remains the Latina that young most want to look like when they’re older: unabashedly sexy.