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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!

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

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 @ 01/15/2010 at 2:16 am


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

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 @ 01/15/2010 at 2:44 am

@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.

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.

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

this is just NOT right….

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

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 @ 01/15/2010 at 6:07 am

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!DIsgusting ….

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!

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.

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.

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

What medication are you on?


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


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

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

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 :)

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

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

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.

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