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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.


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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