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Celebs Get Real About Living With Big Boobs

'I'm learning to celebrate what I was born with.'

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"I remember being really jealous of girls who had small breasts because they could wear cool t-shirts or have this cute underboob and no one was ever offended. You see that all the time, girls who have less breasts, they get away with a lot. That's awesome, but I just decided that sometimes push-up bras or bras in general can sort of change the natural shape of my breasts and they become hypersexualized, so in some ways it's much more chic and much more natural and a lot more sexy to be braless." —Emily Ratajkowski, in Elle



"If there's anything to be learned from me it's that I'm learning to celebrate what I was born with, even though it’s sometimes been inconvenient. Having larger breasts has made it harder for me to shop throughout the years, but I've learned to love it." —Christina Hendricks, in The Daily Mail

"At that time [in drama school], my breasts were much bigger, and firm, and delicious. I was 15 to 20 pounds heavier than I am now. I would wear shirts that were low-cut and the teachers would tell me that I couldn't wear them, and I'd point to another girl who was wearing the same thing, [and they would say,] 'Well, it looks different on her.' It wasn't fair." —Lady GagaCosmopolitan UK

"When I was 11, I was completely flat-chested and super-skinny, and I got a lot of flak for that. I always felt embarrassed about it. And then, on my 12th birthday, I woke up and had a D-cup. I was completely different and a curvy girl. Automatically, I wondered how people were going to react online. As soon I went to my first or second Emmys, I was criticized; I was called fat; I was told I was dressing like a slut because I had larger breasts. It was harder for me to dress my body but still feel good in what I was wearing. The criticism was really harsh and really difficult. And then, at a certain point, I really pushed myself to change the way I was thinking. I decided to have a better relationship with myself. I stopped reading the comments, because I didn't need to. I posted the photos I wanted to post, and whatever people wanted to say about it is what they said about it. And that worked out really well for me." —Ariel WinterRefinery29

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"Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment… Your mean comments don't make me want to change my body, they don't make me want to say no to the designers that ask me to be in their shows, and they definitely don’t change the designers' opinions of me… I love that I can be sexy. I'm proud of it." —Gigi Hadid, on Instagram

"My doctor put me on the pill. Almost overnight, my body was transformed. In one month, I gained 10 pounds, mostly in my stomach, and my 30B breasts swelled to double D. I became so self-conscious that, for the first time in my life, I couldn’t dance strong. I was too busy trying to hide my breasts. In 2012 I landed my biggest role yet, headlining in Firebird. When I turned onto the sidewalk, I saw it: a huge billboard on the front of the Metropolitan Opera House with my picture on it. I was in profile, wearing a red leotard, with my chest and back arched so you could see my full, feminine breasts and my round butt. It was everything that people don’t expect in a ballerina. I stood completely still for five minutes, just crying. It was beauty. It was power. It was a woman. It was me." —Misty CopelandSELF

"I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, 'God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can't see my feet when I'm lying down?' God answered my prayers. I had no clue they would fall into my armpits eventually." —Katy PerryGQ
 

"I've always loved my boobs. They can get you anything in life." —Ashley GrahamSELF

"I had a coming of age. I was 40, and all of a sudden I wasn't embarrassed that I had big boobs. I was embarrassed of them my whole life, because sometimes you get them too young and you don't know what to do and I used to tape them down in high school. And then finally I just grew into my body, and I think I wanted to show them off." —Chelsea Handler, on Ellen

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"My boobs are, like, huge. My whole life, buying a bra was a nightmare. Believe me, I wish I had fake boobs. I lay down and they completely go down like all the way, like here. It's not fun." —Sofia VergaraVanity Fair

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.