In What Universe Is Christina Hendricks' Body an 'Imperfection'?

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An article called "Stars Who Embrace Their Imperfections — Not Your Average Hollywood Lookers" is obviously going to be idiotic because, Jesus Christ, "perfect" is hardly even a real thing. I know, I know — symmetry and proportions and blah blah blah, but when it comes to real life and real attraction, all of that shit tends to go out the window. Regardless, that didn't stop Yahoo! from publishing an article with that very title, featuring a roundup of Hollywood actors who are willing to show their freakish and imperfect faces and bodies in public despite their obvious "imperfections" — actors like Kat Dennings with her voluptuous chest and (ugh) glowing pale skin and poor Chloë Sevigny who, though blonde, "doesn't have that prototypical Sarah Michelle Gellar look going on."

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Also included on the list? Mad Men bombshell Christina Hendricks, an actress whose face and body have inspired more than their fair share of drooling in individuals across the Kinsey scale. And what imperfections is she embracing? Her gorgeous gorgeous face? Her hips that stop hearts at Sterling Cooper on a daily basis?

Red-headed bombshell Christina Hendricks has gained as much attention for her voluptuous curves as her winning performance on "Mad Men". But despite the (often negative) chatter, Hendricks has always embraced her sexy figure - "Sure, I'd be happier with 10 pounds off-wouldn't every woman? But at the same time, when I looked at myself [at the Emmys], I thought I looked beautiful. I didn't tear myself apart."

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Oh, it's her curves that make her imperfect. Well, I'm glad she's able to embrace them because I don't know what I'd do if I had to live with this terrible body. Bone shaving, probably — that is if I could find time to get my bones shaved down in between all of the sex I would be having because daaaaaayum.

It's one thing to feature celebrities whose looks fall outside the typical standard of Hollywood beauty — at its best, this can go as far as to promote a less homogenized view of what's attractive — but it's a whole nother thing to label them as imperfect. Imperfection, whether you embrace it or not, implies that something needs fixing, when, in fact, everyone looks just fine the way they are — no acceptance necessary.

Not your average Hollywood lookers [Yahoo]
Yahoo Calls Christina Hendricks' Curves "Imperfections" [Buzzfeed]

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Pope Alexander

I liked how when the Playboy photos of Hendricks were published (from 1999), everyone said, "See? I told you her boobs were fake," as though the entire internet had never heard of the weight gain/boob growth phenomenon.

But, much like with Christina Aguilera, I find it interesting when a celebrity has at one time embodied the Hollywood weight ideal and has actively opted to go a curvier route.