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Speaking of Monica Bellucci, she walked in Dolce & Gabbana's first runway show. Here's what she said about it:
Also, more recently, she has been publicly criticizing America's obsession with ultra-skinny bodies by saying things like:“I wasn’t getting that much work because I wasn’t that skinny,” she recalls. “But they made me feel that my curves were an asset.”
Again, just to bring it all back on topic, this is why I'm glad that Yoanna has, all this time, emphasized the healthful way in which she lost her weight, and continues to maintain her figure.She explains, "Too many American actresses and models are slender and childish-looking. Perhaps it's because some men are frightened of real women and are drawn to childlike looks as they want to protect them. I've never been frightened of being a real woman. It might seem old fashioned, but I think many men want to see real women with full figures. They don't want skin and bone, yet all the time actresses try to be thinner than thin. In America, if a man tells a woman she's beautiful, the woman might be full of plastic surgery, work out two hours a day and spend a fortune on cosmetics and clothes. Then the woman gets offended because she's being treated like a piece of meat." The 34-year-old prides herself in her status as an absolute natural by refusing to work on her stunning good looks. She says, "I don't work out and I would never have surgery - but I'm flattered if men say they appreciate me..."