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Thursday 21 August 2014

Sophia Bush: I'm not perfect

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush has finally been able to embrace her body.

The former One Tree Hill actress is used to looking good on camera and the red carpet. But the 31-year-old has the same body hang-ups as everyone else.

"I’ve spent so much time talking to women about, ‘Hey, I may be on TV and I may be photographed for magazines, but I don’t think I’m perfect.' I don’t wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and go, ‘Hey, I’m amazing!’ That’s not how it is,” Sophia said during an appearance on The Today Show. “I’m a woman and it’s a struggle for all of us.”

However, the Chicago P.D star has recently found a way to accept her body. Now she feels that women should do their best not to compare themselves to others and to celebrate their individuality.

"It took me until this point in my life at 31 to say, ‘Hey, yeah I’m going to embrace my body and own it for me, not anyone else. And I’m curvy. I’m not some rail-thin, 6-foot-tall runway model who was just born that way. I was born like this. And that’s A-OK'," she added. "And the conversations that have sort of come out of that, the conversations about feeling empowered in our skin rather than comparing ourselves to other women have been a really great by-product."

Sophia has been featured in People's "Beautiful at Every Age" and "Most Beautiful" for several years as well as appearing at No. 3 on Femme Fatales: The 50 Sexiest Women of 2004.

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