Jennifer Lawrence calls for a 'new normal body type' as she talks body image

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Jennifer Lawrence has spoken candidly about the body image issues women face, particularly when it comes to the world of Hollywood. The 25-year-old opened up about the attention she gets in the spotlight, especially when it comes to her figure, and admitted she believes it's time to embrace a "new normal-body type".

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Jennifer Lawrence has opened up about body image

"I would like us to make a new normal-body type," she told Harper's Bazaar magazine for its May cover story. "Everybody says, 'We love that there is somebody with a normal body!' and I'm like, 'I don't feel like I have a normal body'."

The Hunger Games star admitted that although she does allow herself to indulge, her action movie-filled career often sees her working out and focusing on a healthier diet than the average person. "I do Pilates every day," she said. "I eat, but I work out a lot more than a normal person."

She added: "I think we've gotten so used to underweight that when you are a normal weight it's like, 'Oh, my god, she's curvy'. Which is crazy. The bare minimum, just for me, would be to up the ante."

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The star has previously turned to personal trainer Dalton Wong to help her train

It's not the first time that Jennifer has promoted a positive, healthy body image message. The Silver Linings Playbook star has previously admitted that she tries to find a healthy balance between staying in shape and indulging in her favourite foods, which famously include burgers and fries.

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The Oscar winner revealed she turned to personal trainer Dalton Wong to help her train ahead of X-Men: First Class, and find a routine that worked for her.

"I could never live on a diet," she wrote in the fitness guru's new book The Feelgood Plan. "Dalton taught me how to eat, move and live a delicious but healthy life. I will always thank him for that."

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