Real Beach Bodies! 20 Celebrities of All Ages and Sizes (GALLERY)

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These are Hollywood's healthy bodies.

Celebrities from Kesha, to Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks and Idol judge Mariah Carey are flaunting their famous curves, in the face of the undeniable pressure to be stick thin.

"Women are starting to look within to feel good about themselves," body image expert Christy Whitman explains to Celebuzz.

"They are learning to love themselves for who they are."

Lady Gaga is another star who has embraced the body revolution. In September, the 26-year-old Mother Monster tweeted a photo of herself with the caption, "bulimia and anorexia since I was 15."

The startling revelation sent a powerful message to critics who had scrutinized her apparent weight gain.

Then, last week, the "Poker Face" singer posted another photo of herself sunbathing in a bikini on the Puerto Rico leg of her worldwide "Born This Way Ball" tour.

Her blatant confidence and comfort in a bikini is proof positive that she is comfortable in her own skin.

And she's not alone, explains Whitman.

"Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce really started to show women in the early 90's that curvier bodies are sexy, beautiful and healthy," the New York Times best-selling author adds.

"Jessica BielShakira and Scarlett Johansson are in great shape and take care of themselves by working out and are considered very feminine and sexy."

 

The X Factor judge Demi Lovato is another outspoken starlet who has battled her own body image issues to become a voice for young women.

Earlier this year, 20-year-old Lovato admitted to Katie Couric that she battled bulimia from the start of her teen years.

“I remember being three-years-old, in a diaper and rubbing my hand over my stomach -- and I remember thinking in my head, I wonder if this will ever be flat," the former Disney star told the television talk show host.

 

Today, Lovato is an poster child of the real beach bodies cause and has, like a cavalcade of other celebrities, reminded us that "curves are sexy," according to Whitman.

The new movement to accept imperfections and all "is coming from self-love and self-acceptance," Whitman suggests.

What do you think about these real celebrity bodies? Flick through the gallery above for more star bikini bodies -- of all ages and sizes!

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  • Cezbian
    Cezbian

    Patriotic? Do you just not know what that flag is or couldn't you be bothered to google her? Because she's Canadian. Not British.

  • Guesto
    Guesto

    With the exception of Ali, Avril and Rumer, they all look sloppy as hell!

  • FH
    FH

    I'm pretty sure that's not Holly Robinson Peete.

  • Erik Weisz
    Erik Weisz

    I'm about sick of hearing the rich and famous bitching about their "struggle" to stay thin, and this shit makes me really want to puke. Disgusting. blechhhhh.

  • Ally
    Ally

    I'm not the biggest Gaga fan, but I am so proud of her for admitting to an eating disorder and being brave enough to tell people to get lost if they don't like her weight gain. I myself have struggled with eating disorders for over 10 years, and I know firsthand that EVERY day is a struggle to recover and STAY recovered. Good on her for showing all those girls that look up to her that you don't have to risk your life to be beautiful. Honestly, I think she looks better than ever.

  • Oh Hell No
    Oh Hell No

    DAYUM DAYUM DAYUUUUUM. That 'ish is disgusting. She's got the shape of a box.

  • Hope
    Hope

    Not to be mean or anything but her body shape is very strange... I had no idea that's what she looked like.

  • Selma
    Selma

    That bikini is just wrong!

  • wonderfulworld
    wonderfulworld

    loooooove her! so sweet and funny <3

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    Jeff Davis

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  • Denver
    Denver

    Patriotic? She is Canadian.