Celebrities are paid a lot of money to be beautiful and desirable. The ideal female celebrity body type is usually extremely slender, as you can see with just a quick look down any runway or red carpet. In the past, being thin has almost become a prerequisite for being famous. Actress Julianne Moore says, ‘All actresses are hungry all the time, I think’, while model Kate Moss is reported to have said, ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.’

Recently, however, there has been an increase in the amount of curvy, healthy and different body shapes that have now become famous. Size zero is definitely being downsized in Hollywood. Thus, we ask, is there still such a thing as a celebrity body norm?

We look at four celebs who have defied the conventional body norms:

1. Lena Dunham [Director, writer, producer, TV star of Girls]

‘I don’t think a girl with tiny thighs would have received so much no-pants attention… Get used to it. I’m going to live until 105 and I’m going to show my thighs every day,’ the “Girls” creator said at the New Yorker Festival in August 2012.

2. Adele [Grammy-winning singer]

‘I’m never like, I’m plus-sized, I’m so much bigger than them other artists out there it’s going to be a problem. I’ve never really thought about it at all. It only comes to my attention if I were to read something about it,’ the Grammy winner told Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes.

‘I think no matter what you look like, the key is to first of all be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to try to improve things that you don’t like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself.’

3. Khloe Kardashian [Reality TV star]

‘A few years ago I lost 30 pounds, and people still wanted to criticize. And honestly, I’m happy with myself if I’m a little heavier,’ Khloe Kardashian told Glamour magazine. ‘I realized: “Why am I trying to conform to someone else’s idea of beauty?” I think I’m beautiful either way.’

4. Christina Hendricks [Former model and TV star]

‘Back when I was modelling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, Oh, I look like a woman. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ‘cause I loved it,’ the “Mad Men” star told Health magazine.

Michelle Hattingh, CT Intern

-Via The Huffington Post