15 Powerful Rebel Wilson Quotes On Body Image & Her Fight Against Fat Shaming

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Rebel Wilson, a beautiful, headstrong, go-getter and confident woman who gives a voice to all the normal body types in Hollywood. Wilson is insanely confident in her body and she has never tried to hide who she is.

She is someone who doesn't conform to what society deems "appropriate."

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In 2015, Rebel Wilson launched an edgy new clothing line in partnership with Torrid, a plus-size, high-end clothing brand. Bringing style and fashion to the next level, Rebel expressed the frustration of all women who struggle to find clothing that fits their bodies. In an interview with People magazine, Wilson said, "I'm currently like a size 18, sometimes a 16 depending on how good I've been, so I'm kind of just a bit too big for most regular clothing."

Even though she appears to be so confident in her body in public, she still struggles with her own self-esteem. She told Cosmopolitan that "Even though, yes, now I am in movies or whatever, I am still that [dorky] girl. People think you're really confident because you're an actress or whatever, but I'm like the worst."

When she was re-casted for Pitch Perfect 2, she hired a personal trainer. She told Elle UK that "I'm not doing it to look great or whatever but to have the energy to do all that [producing and acting] work. People wouldn't think it looking at me, but I can exercise!" Wilson has to stay physically fit in this type of fast pace, long-hour job. She also told Elle UK that "I like to have the stamina to work 16 hours a day. I may eat a lot, but I am very healthy."

Wilson is the perfect example of a healthy woman, even though her body type doesn't necessarily reflect our current societal "norms". She defies the stigma that bigger sized women are unhealthy. She even said in an interview with Marie Claire that she considers her size as "being an advantage, whereas so many women see it as a disadvantage."

See ladies? It doesn't matter how much you weigh. It's just a number. If you have the personality and drive to do something, go out and do it. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. It all starts with learning to love yourself.

So, here are 15 of our favorite Rebel Wilson quotes to show you that you are beautiful, no matter the size, and to not let anyone tell you differently.

1. You should embrace who you are and enjoy the body you've been given.

"I don't think I could ever go skinny. I just don't think, physiologically, that is going to happen. I do eat healthily for a week, and then I go, 'Nah, they have these beautiful ice-cream sandwiches.' I don't think my emotional eating is ever going to change."

2. When she is craving dessert.

"I'm gonna kill him, I swear! I'm going to finish him like a cheesecake!"

3. Wilson wants to show that there are all types of amazing bodies out there, not just skinny ones.

"There are so many glamorous actresses — but in the real world, nobody looks like that. I want to inspire who don't think they're cool or pretty."

4. That's called exercise. Duh.

"I never want to be too unhealthy though, so even though I like desserts (clearly), I still try to exercise. E.G. walk to the shop to get ice-cream."

5. Ironic? But it counts.

"Didn't go to the gym today, but ... the cashier's name at McDonald's was Jim. Sooo. Same thing."

6. Rebel is who she is and she will never change.

"I stay fat because it just wouldn't be fair to all the thin people if I were this good-looking, intelligent, funny, and thin. It's a public service really."

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7. It's all about confidence.

"Even when I'm playing someone named 'Fat Amy,' I'm all about confidence and attitude."

8. Not one person has the perfect, stereotyped, body.

"There are so many glamorous actresses, but you know what? In the real world, nobody looks like that."

9. It's important to be yourself.

"Being unique and different is a really good thing."

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10. Follow the Nutella brick road.

"I saw a sign that just said 'Nutella' with an arrow, so I followed it."

11. When someone surprises you with their abilities.

"When I was younger I did karate and martial arts, and I think it's really cool for their to have those kinds of abilities."

12. It all begins with your self-confidence. And a little comedy.

"I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look. They shouldn't really try to conform to any kind of stereotype. Just be happy and hopefully healthy."

13. When there are some unobtainable goals that woman think they need to look like.

"I think sometimes look at Victoria's Secret models and think that they have to model themselves after that, but I really don't think that's the best; even though they are called 'models,' they're not the best people to model yourself after."

14. Whoops!

"I'm always ripping clothing. It's so embarrassing."

15. Wilson is a great role model for all the out there who are any size or shape.

"I am the type of girl with zero fashion sense, but I am getting into it now. It's becoming important for me. I saw a lot of were beginning to notice what I wear, and I feel a kind of responsibility because there aren't any women in Hollywood my size and age."

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Emily Francos is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.