Top Stories

Gabourey Sidibe Covers 'V' Magazine Issue #63

Gabourey Sidibe Covers 'V' Magazine Issue #63

Precious starlet Gabourey Sidibe puts her best face forward on the cover of V magazine’s issue #63.

“Growing up, there weren’t a lot of actresses and singers who looked like me,” the 26-year-old actress told V. “There were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it, until Mo’Nique came along. She’s a plus-sized woman who didn’t care about one day being skinny.”

“All my life I’ve been hearing that I’ll never amount to anything until I am skinny,” Gabby said. “And she disproved everything that everyone has ever told me.”

Gabby shares a double-cover with Dakota Fanning on V‘s newest issue – on newsstands today!

Bigger cover pic and bonus photo inside…

Just Jared on Facebook
gabourey sidibe cover v magazine the size issue 63 01
gabourey sidibe cover v magazine the size issue 63 02

Photos: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin/V
Posted to: Gabourey Sidibe

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Priscilla Presley carries dead dog at protest for dog meat trade - TMZ
  • Louis Tomlinson reveals why he decided to join X-Factor - Just Jared Jr
  • Is Beyonce pregnant? - TooFab
  • School of Rock on Broadway is coming to an end - The Hollywood Reporter
  • A Batwoman series might be coming to TV! - Just Jared Jr
  • cacey

    pretty FACE bad SHOTS.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    ..`this might be the unsexiest magazine cover i’ve ever seen.
    if sofia vergara is called – “viāgra”.. gabourey sidibe should be called the ‘anti-viāgra’. ahahahahahahahaha.. she’s the opposite of viāgra. ahahahahahaha..

  • gaunt

    Hope she wins Golden Globe and Oscar for her role…she’s beautiful in a different way perhaps in a way that media and pop culture hasn’t her though.

  • ummmmmmmmm

    being skinny or being “plus sized” (aka obese) arent the only options.
    how about try being HEALTHY, betch!

  • jill

    aww shes cute. I want more actresses that aren’t so obsessed with looking perfect.

  • Kelly


    Agreed. Nobody said she has to be skinny…but she is obese and is killing herself.

  • toor

    so wrong…

  • lin

    I hope that she gets the Golden Globe

  • lin

    I hope that she gets the Golden Globe

  • brightside

    There we have it – proof that, no matter what the camera angle, fat is just not visually appealing. She does not look good, or sexy, or attractive at any angle. She just looks fat.

  • StAr**

    This is telling people that obesity is ok, and that women should be happy even if they way over weight. ITS WRONG and unhealthy!

  • what?

    I’m sorry but the movie wasn’t that good. Monique gave the best performance hands down. this girl? meh.

  • Ilia

    Let’s hope she survives the impending cardiac arrest. This woman is not healthy. Just like it is immoral and inappropriate to promote anorexia same exact standards apply to obesity. This woman looks like an elephant and probably weighs as much as one too. There is no such thing as “big and beautiful”. Fat is not attractive and is extremely unhealthy.

  • Prettigurlz

    @brightside: Thats very rude I’d like to see how u look bitchhh!!! Juss cause she look diffrent dnt mean u gotta hate

  • Jane

    It’s great that she feels positive within herself, but that’s not going to do her any favours when she collapses with a heart attack or loses her legs to type 2 Diabetes. I dont care how happy she says she is, the physical strain she MUST feel at times cant feel great.

  • kika12

    i know that alot of people say that we are going of one extreme to another but for hollywood accepted plus-size women is a great step i know is not healthy to have that weight but is not easy for people with that weight to lose it they need to feel accepted by society not rejected.

    and yes people should be happy even in they have overweight then they can make changes to became healthy and even thought is unhealthy some people have the genes to become obese she can lose eight but she would never be a size 3 or 5 .i think we shoul be less critics i am sure she have to fight hard to to get where she is.

  • Jokergurl

    I am sorry but this gal does NOT look healthy, she’s obese, this is not a good message to be sending, it’s not okay to be pin thin, but it’s not okay to be obese either. Just why? Your joints, your heart, everything suffers when you look like this. I’m seriously surprised that a fashion forward mag would put this woman on the cover.

  • jeimy

    Oh nooo….

  • Pete

    OInk Oink

  • xxx

    I can’t stand women who say “Oh you should love the skin you’re in” blah blah blah its a broken record and its sending BAD messages. Yes, its not healthy to be super skinny. But its just as bad to be this overweight.
    There is a massive difference between being curvacious and being dangerously overweight.
    She is basically sending a message like its okay to be fat. Sorry, its not. Everyone in the western world has assess to healthy stuff and exercise. So don’t promote obesity as if its okay because its dangerous and disgusting!!

  • xxx


  • brightside

    @Prettigurlz: What on earth is rude about saying that fat is an unappealing look. I don’t hate her, I just wouldn’t want to look at her, or look like her. I’m happy being a very healthy size 4 thank you, with no obesity related health issues.

  • lucas


    got to agree there. it is great to see an actress that isn’t killing herself to be skinny but she’s still killing herself by being fat. or rather obese. the entire medical community will agree.

    it is sad to think that this young woman might not be around to share her gift because she reckless disregards the health issues her weight is very likely to cause and therefore does nothing about them.

  • ew

    this is repulsive.

  • emmaa


    I agree

  • maybelle

    I think she’s a versatile actress but man that “V” letter appears like its choking her.

  • Oceane

    She’s more than overweight, more like morbid obese and she is killing herself. I don’t understand how she could be happy being this size because clearly she isn’t.

  • ck_always


  • Noticias de famosos

    Fantastic!! If you are comfortable with your body is free to be so and if it is health that is fine.

  • What?

    Not everyone is meant to be small, you dumb f u ck ers! She’s much more beautiful than any of you superficial idiots would ever dream of being. Now go f u ck yourselves!

  • ?

    This girl is an amazing actress but I agree completely on the obesity issue. If we are all able to criticise models for being too thin like wise Gabourey Sidibe should really be more concerned about her health.

  • brightside

    @What?: And no one is meant to be fat! Being fat isn’t an natural state for the human form, it puts pressure on the joints, the heart (which becomes grossly enlarged), the lungs, the immune system and so on. Humans are not designed to be the size of baby whales. It’s so unnatural.

  • happy girl

    she is great and i like her and glad she is standing up for being herself. i do agree she can be a healthier weight of maybe 50 less pounds. she should never have to be skinny but healthy like mo’nique is now. plus size but healthy. stil love her performance though. hopes she gets the globe.

  • Sarafina

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l: What can i call you an ass-hole

  • alex p

    this is just NOT right….

  • alex p

    let alone good looks… this is unhealthy…
    you should’t feel good for yourself if you are THAT overweight.

  • bobbi

    While I agree that the extra weight puts more strain on your heart, thin people or people of average build also drop dead from myocardial infarct.

    Genetics plays a key role in heart disease. Young teens, children, athletes (people who you’d never think) drop dead from heart attacks. While some grossly overweight people live healthy lives well into their 80s.

    Is this the norm? No. But she could very well be one of those exceptions.

    Just putting this out there because I all Ive seen on here is fat = unhealthy.

  • Gabrielle

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!DIsgusting ….

  • joe

    are you high? that’s like saying some smokers live long and without cancer.
    first off, this lady is not just fat. she’s obese. 100% of the doctors will tell their obese patients to lose weight because it’s UNHEALTHY!

  • lala

    Not attractive at all. Enough with the ‘oh just because she’s fat it doesn’t mean she isn’t pretty’. Come on, we know that’s not true, if being too skinny doesn’t look good, being obese certainly isn’t better and people should stop hating on the skinny ones and complimenting every obese woman that appears on a magazine if you want to break the stereotypes that’s not the best way.

  • Sammy

    For once, I agree with most of the other people commenting – being this fat is NOT something girls should aspire to, it’s extremely unhealthy and can only have negative consequences on Gabourey’s long-term well being. I haven’t seen Precious, but have heard great things about it and will seek it out when it comes to my country – she sounds like a great actress, and I hope that she drops enough weight to become a healthier size.

  • rocky

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l:

    What medication are you on?

  • rocky


    Why the name calling? Your point is well taken, but why end it with such a negative?

  • rocky


    Why wouldn’t you want to look at her? She’s not a monster for goodness sake. You sound so superficial.

  • yo sista

    i hope she gets all the help she needs and starts eating healthy, she seems so sweet and i LOVE her, i hope gets the damn Golden Globe. Ma guuuurl better wins


    Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whooooooooooooooooooooooooa!! Reeeally not attractive :P

  • LeviKlein

    She actually looks amazing on those shots. I’m proud of her, I hope she wins at least the Globe this sunday. But I also have to agree with those who said that the woman needs to lose weight.
    I’m not trying to say that she has to become a skinny starlet, but she simply needs to lose a few pounds so she can be healthy. Other than that, she seems like a sweet and smart girl, and I’m totally happy to see her on the big screen. Proud of you sista :)

  • rrr

    i agree with most of the comments… people like j lo or jessica simpson can say the things this girl is saying..they look healthy, curvacious etc…
    and the cover shot is pretty unflattering

  • Deedz

    That is not a flattering angle for her.
    The poor girl.

  • Jenna

    This is such a strange and unflattering angle. :|
    I think it could have been a lot better if the shot was more head on and perhaps angled better.