Mindy Kaling is the body image role model that Hollywood has been waiting for. She’s not afraid to love what she’s got and show off what makes her uniquely “normal.” As the creator and executive producer of hit FOX show "The Mindy Project," she’s writing the scripts, making the rules, and turning her show into a prime example of self-acceptance and girl power.


First off, she sets the record straight and pushes back against Tinseltown’s definition of “overweight ...”
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Because fit and curvy are not mutually exclusive.
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(Yes, she was quickly called out for exaggerating here, but the point remains)


She’s self-deprecating in all the right ways and she understands real-talk.
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Mindy’s a realist who works with, not against, imperfection and perceived flaws.
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Remember that scene where Danny told her she could afford to lose 15 pounds?
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She's over it.


She’s not afraid of the on-screen pixie cut. She embraces its practicality and low maintenance charm.
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(The cut has even made it to her default photo on Twitter!)


Sexy whipped cream bathing suit? Bring it on.
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In conclusion, forget all about Hollywood’s definition of perfection ... Channel the essence of Mindy:

Know your rights ...

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Embrace your inner warrior ...
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And become your own role model!
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