Is posing nude or showing off your body an empowering move? These 5 celebrities feel that flashing their flesh makes them feel strong and confident. Not shying away, they have shown off plenty of skin in the past and have no regrets, saying they feel that they’re helping women to feel good about their figures, or doing something positive and confidence-boosting. Here is what they’ve said about stripping off and feeling empowered in the process.
While pregnant, Jessica posed nude for an Elle cover. When the issue came out, she wrote that she felt very empowered by the photo shoot: “My Elle cover comes out today!! I’m a lil nervous but I’ve never felt more beautiful or empowered. I hope you like it!!!”
After posing for Playboy, Lindsay commented that she felt it was a confidence-boosting experience: “Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature. I think Marilyn Monroe once said that. I certainly agree with her … Knowing yourself and your body is so important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence. It’s a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is mine.”
Miley is known for wearing almost nothing on stage, and says she finds it very freeing: “It’s just about freeing yourself from anything you think is holding you back. And I think that’s really important, especially for girls, because so many people are told, ‘No, you can’t do something,’ or, ‘You need to be this because mom and dad say that, teachers say this.'”
Rosie finds posing for lingerie shoots empowering and thinks it makes women feel good in general: “It wasn’t a plan. It’s just naturally my look, I guess. I felt empowered doing lingerie shoots. Lingerie is the ultimate feminine buy and I love the feeling it gives women, the empowerment. I love that it’s from women only and men afterwards.”
Scott walked around topless in NYC as part of a protest and says it made her feel great: “It was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had. It completely changed my relationship to my body,’ she said. ‘I felt so empowered and love my breasts so much. I don’t feel like wearing a bra.”