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To mark the unveiling of Lady Gaga's Body Revolution campaign, which celebrates real bodies, we've taken a look at pop star's who've embraced their image over the years.
Lady Gaga's fluctuating weight has dominated gossip headlines around the world in 2012, with the star admitting recently that she had gained 25lbs. But don't expect the 'Born This Way' singer to be changing anytime soon. Gaga said she had suffered from fluctuating weight issues since she was a child, but said she was now happy - and so is her boyfriend Taylor Kinney - with her weight. The star has also established a new campaign called Body Revolution, which is supported by her Born This Way Foundation. "To all the girls who think you're ugly because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful ones. It's society who's ugly," Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter after recent criticism. Picture: littlemonsters.com
What was Jessie J's New Year resolution in 2012? To be healthy. The 'Domino' singer has stressed how it is important to know your body and told journalists at the start of the year that, for her, that meant gaining weight. "It's important to know when you need to gain weight, or when you need to lose weight and be healthy," she said.
Adele came under fire earlier this year when Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld called the 'Rolling In The Deep' singer "a little fat". The remarks were widely condemned, not least by Adele who hit back by saying she was more than comfortable with her own appearance. "I don't want to be some skinny mini with my t*** out," she told Anderson Cooper. "I really don't want to do it and I don't want people confusing what it is that I'm about." The star has also previously said that while she loves Katy Perry's "boobs and bum", "that's not what my music is about. I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears".
Kelly Clarkson is another pop star whose weight has fluctuated since she first came onto the scene after winning American Idol in 2002. The 'Stronger' singer has said she is comfortable at any weight, but after recently losing some pounds she credited her relationship with boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, who she said had helped her be "more active".
After giving birth to her first child Blue Ivy Carter earlier this year, Bey admitted she has worked hard to regain her famous curves, which are adored by her fans around the world. "I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on that treadmill." Bey has also candidly spoken in the past about the unfair pressure that is put on youngsters to be thin, revealing that she channeled the criticism of her weight to help write one of her biggest hits, 'Bootylicious'.
Lady Gaga's not the only person who's criticised fashion's obsession with size 0, Rihanna said earlier this year that she was not happy with her recent weight loss and claimed she had taken dieting too far. "I'm a size 0 — and not happy about it!" she told US Weekly. "I went way too far. I prefer myself a bit chunkier. I want my old butt back!" Picture: Facebook
What woman doesn't wish she had J-Lo's curves? The former American Idol judge has always been well-known for her amazing figure - and she's not changing that anytime soon, admitting that she doesn't like looking at pictures of women who are too thin. "I like my body. For most of my adult life, my body hasn't gone up or down, it's remained the same, give or take four pounds," she said. "I have a butt, I have boobs, and I have a woman's curves; there is no way I'd see them go to zero."
Little Mix star Jesy Nelson has faced questions about her weight ever since the girl group won The X Factor in 2011, and Jesy admitted that the comments affected her when the group were on the TV talent show. But the 'Wings' singer said recently that she has no plans to lose her curves. "The other girls have amazing flat bellies, but my boyfriend Jordan likes curvy girls. If I start to lose weight he says: 'Don't get skinny'," she said.
Cheryl's weight has been subject of intense press coverage throughout the star's career. Currently a slim size 8 after being told to gain weight when she contracted malaria, Cheryl admitted recently she keeps different sizes of jeans because, like other women, her weight often fluctuates. "I have a pair of jeans one size bigger than the other just in case that week I'm a little bit heavier," she said. "I work out and try to make healthy choices." Does Cheryl diet? "I try to avoid them like the plague," she told Marie Claire. "That can get you into a vicious circle."
Katy admitted recently that her own opinion of her weight has shifted over the years. The star feels "totally fine" with her current body, but used to weigh more as a youngster, which gave a her a totally different perception of her own body. She told Elle: "I had enormous boobs that I didn't know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder... and all I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know...that these things would come in handy some day."
"I love my body!" They're the four words Christina Aguilera has used to combat any questions about her weight over the years. The star's naturally healthy looking figure has been the subject of huge interest . When she emerged on the scene with 'Genie In A Bottle' at the start of the century, Christina was slightly slimmer that she is now, but the star says she has no interest in peoples' views on her body, telling Marie Claire that she has far more important priorities. "I've been criticised for being on both sides of the scale. It's noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that's all that matters to me," she said.
It's not just female pop stars whose bodies are subject to huge press attention, Robbie Williams' weight has always been the subject of much publicity. The Take That star and new dad admitted recently he pays close attention to his weight and is currently on a strict diet to ensure he remains healthy. "I've just got to keep my feet out of the pantry. I'm nearly 40 so it's now or never to lose weight," he said. "We need to ban chocolate. My fans should stop giving me Revels!"