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03/07/2017 12:39 pm ET

Tracee Ellis Ross On Body Image: 'I Love My Butt In A Way I Didn't Growing Up'

The actress opened up about her journey toward body acceptance.
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Ross has won three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. 

While “Black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross may have always been a bombshell in our eyes, the actress recently told Health magazine that it took years for her to accept her curves. 

“I love my butt in a way I didn’t growing up,” Ross told the publication in an interview posted Tuesday. 

“I really didn’t like it growing up. It was so much bigger than everyone else’s, and I wanted jeans to look the way they did on everyone else, and mine didn’t,” she continued.

The actress added that she’d been “at odds with [her] body for years” and wanted it to “be something other than it was.”

Fortunately, Ross’ negative body image is a thing of the past. She has also been the subject of several complimentary headlines, including “10 Instances Of Tracee Ellis Ross Looking Gloriously Thick.” 

“The comfort in my skin is so much better,” Ross said. “I spent so much of my life, culturally, seeing myself through others because I just didn’t always have the confidence to look at the world through my own eyes. As opposed to the ‘shoulds.’”

You’re still #bodygoals over here, Tracee. 

Read the full interview here.

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