Tracee Ellis Ross Gets Real About Body Image

If it isn’t for her openly super silly ways, vintage-chic style and irrefutable talent, Tracee Ellis Ross’s modesty is one extra ingredient that is sure to pull at our heart strings.  

In an interview with Glamour Magazine, the actress quickly dismounted herself from Hollywood’s metaphorical pedestal and made it clear that although we love to love Ross’s gorgeous curves, she too sometimes struggles with her body image. 

“My weight fluctuates. I have years where I wear a size 10, and years where I wear a size 4,” she said. “On Girlfriends I kept complaining to the costumer, saying, ‘The cleaners are shrinking all my clothes.’ Finally she said, ‘I know that’s what you keep saying, but I want to be clear with you: Your body has changed, and we need to buy you bigger clothes.’ It took me out for a minute. In the context of our world, sizes 8 and 10 are teeny, but not for Hollywood. I had to ask myself, Do I want to be somebody who worries about what I’m eating? Or do I want to find a balance where I can be healthy and not consumed by that and maybe have to buy some larger pants? I bought new pants.”

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Your humility speaks volumes Tracee. Thank you for your always showing the true you.