Celebrity Body Image Quotes: 10 Young Stars Open Up About Weight & Self-Esteem

02/06/2013 11:13 am ET

It's no secret that the pressure to be thin is insidious in Hollywood, particularly for young female singers and actresses who are expected to conform to an unrealistic standard of beauty. And in turn, exposure to media images of airbrushed models and super-skinny celebrities has been shown to have a significant negative impact on women's body image.

Although it may seem like your favorite celebs are effortlessly flawless and ever red-carpet ready, they're really more normal than you might think. Even mega-stars like Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence struggle with self-esteem and have to make the conscious, daily decision to stay body-positive -- even when everyone is telling them to look a certain way.

Click through the slideshow below for 10 quotes on body image from strong female stars of all shapes and sizes, including Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Amber Riley and more.

Tell us: Who's your body image role model? Do Hollywood beauty standards impact how you feel about yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen.

Young Stars Open Up About Body Image & Self-Esteem

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