8 Reasons to Love Jameela Jamil

The Indian beauty on The Good Place has repeatedly blasted the influencers who support and promote diet gummies and pills to their easily convinced, young, and insecure fanbase. Apparently, she forced the editors of The Good Place to agree they wouldn’t airbrush out her stretch marks in any scenes, in an attempt to normalize them for TV viewers. 

This South Asian stunner is the main reason we tuned into The Good Place, and it turns out that the actress is even more inspiring in real life than she is on the show as Tahani. Not only is she a talented and hilarious actress, but she’s an activist for several different causes, and a champion for women’s rights. 

For starts, this gorgeous queen was told she was “too ethnic, old & fat” to make it in Hollywood, which is pretty much the opposite of the words we would use to describe this radiant force of nature.

1. One of the reasons she’s an activist for women and body image is that she herself was anorexic. From 14-17, she didn’t eat a proper meal. And that was before the days of social media! When Jameela saw that the Kardashians were advertising appetite suppressing “Flat Tummy Lollipops” and seeing a pic of the family alongside the amount of kilograms they weighed, she created iWeigh, an inclusive safe haven on social media to celebrate women’s’ bodies of all shapes and sizes. It now has 1.3 million followers.

RELATED: 10 Gorgeous Celebs Who Were Once Deemed Too Ugly For Hollywood

2. She has an airbrushing policy. Meaning she won’t let photos of herself get airbrushed. In the past, she told Red Magazine, “I was given a whiter face, a little English nose, and perfect skinny thighs. It makes me feel gross.” The photos for this interview were completely untouched, obviously. She personally apologized to anyone who had seen those altered photos and wanted to emulate that unrealistic skinny look. She went as far as to say airbrushing should be illegal, as it’s a “crime against women.” She’s not wrong! 

3. Overall she’s just fearless. She’s not scared to call people or behavior out if its prejudiced, damaging, or detrimental to ladies. She’s blunt, straightforward and doesn’t dilly dally with the etiquette or small talk. This queen will name and shame, and it’s not personal for her. We love her for her honesty, as not too many stars are the same. It’s part of what makes her such an inspiring role model. 

RELATED: 10 Celebrities So Beautiful Every Girl Wants To Be Them

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: