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“I’m A Body Icon”—Lizzo Opens Up About Creating A New Beauty Standard

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When it comes to Lizzo, you can love her or you can hate her but the Grammy Award-winning singer is still going to shine.

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In a recent interview with People, Lizzo opened up about self-love, setting a new beauty standard, and the constant chatter about her body.

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Being in the public eye comes with a lot of attention and even more criticism. Over the years, Lizzo has dealt with a barrage of fatphobic comments. Social media users have criticized the singer’s body, wardrobe choices, and actions.

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But while she might not be everyone’s “ideal body type,” Lizzo said she’s stepping into her own standard of beauty.

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“I think I have a really hot body! I’m a body icon, and I’m embracing that more and more every day,” she said.

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“It may not be one person’s ideal body type just like, say, Kim Kardashian might not be someone’s ideal, but she’s a body icon and has created a modern-day beauty standard.”

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“And what I’m doing is stepping into my confidence and my power to create my own beauty standard. And one day that will just be the standard,” she continued.

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While chatting with the magazine, she also discussed the sterotypes she has encountered because of her size.

“The funny, fat friend. I played that trope in high school. Or the friend who is gonna beat your a– cause she’s big. Or it’s the big girl who’s insecure ’cause she’s big. I don’t think I’m the only kind of fat girl there is,” she said.

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“I want us to be freed from that box we’ve been put in.”

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The interview follows the 33-year-old’s earlier announcement about an exciting new project. Lizzo has joined forces with Amazon Studios and Prime Video to give life to Big Grrrls.

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Big Grrrls is an unscripted competition series that follows “10 hopeful women moving into the Big Grrrls House, [as] they must prove they have what it takes to make it to the end and join Lizzo in front of a global audience on the center stage,” according to a press release.

The singer is an executive producer on the project, which is expected on March 25.