Jameela Jamil poses in suits for Playboy

Jameela Jamil felt “extremely free” posing in menswear-inspired suits for an unretouched photoshoot for Playboy magazine.The Good Place star also served as guest editor of the spring issue of the men’s magazine, in conjunction with her inclusivity move…

Jameela Jamil felt “extremely free” posing in menswear-inspired suits for an unretouched photoshoot for Playboy magazine.

The Good Place star also served as guest editor of the spring issue of the men’s magazine, in conjunction with her inclusivity movement I Weigh, and took to Twitter to share images from the spread.

In one shot, she’s wearing a black suit with a crisp white button-down shirt and studded black boots, while in another, the 34-year-old dons a white suit with a black turtleneck, with her dark brunette hair tumbling down around her shoulders.

The actress and activist shared the brooding images from the shoot on Twitter on Thursday, and told her followers that she wanted to create a “completely unsexualized” series of photos for the magazine, founded by the late Hugh Hefner, that traditionally features half-naked women.

“I wanted to be shot like a man,” she wrote alongside the snaps. “No retouching, hi res, loose, comfortable clothes and completely unsexualized. I felt extremely free.”

In the accompanying interview, Jameela candidly opened up about her struggle with depression and anxiety, revealing she didn’t even realise she was having a nervous breakdown because she “wasn’t crying all the time”.

“I wasn’t lying down eating ice cream under a blanket. It was a complete lack of emotion. It was a complete lack of care about myself, about other people, about anything,” she shared. “That’s what my breakdown felt like, that I wasn’t attached to anything or anyone.”

She went on to discuss her two suicide attempts, saying she’s now learned to live life to the fullest to show her appreciation for surviving.

“This is the deal I made with myself to put up with this s**t, to stay on this earth. I’m going to do it, and I’m going to make it an adventure and figure out who the f**k I actually am,” she added.

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Jameela Jamil: ‘I’m not interested in feeling beautiful’

Jameela Jamil has insisted she has no real interest in “feeling beautiful”.The Good Place actress opened up about body positivity during a chat with Entertainment Tonight for the publication’s Unfiltered series, and admitted that, for her, societal exp…

Jameela Jamil has insisted she has no real interest in “feeling beautiful”.

The Good Place actress opened up about body positivity during a chat with Entertainment Tonight for the publication’s Unfiltered series, and admitted that, for her, societal expectations of physical beauty are not a concern.

“I don’t ever really feel beautiful. Also, I’m not interested in feeling beautiful,” she insisted. “I just like feeling like myself, which is normally when I’m lying in my boyfriend (James Blake’s) arms. I’m not interested in beauty terribly.

“I like fashion and make-up and I like playing with colours and I used to paint and so I think I find that quite fun, but yeah, I never really feel beautiful. I prefer to feel funny or smart or happy.”

Jameela, who founded the I WEIGH social media movement, which aims to inspire women to discuss the aspects of their lives they struggle with, added that she’s keen to push boundaries and prove she’s “capable of (living) outside of a man’s dictation of my value”.

“As women we’re always told what we’re capable of, which is not much, and that’s why we’re told we have to be so beautiful ’cause we have no other value,” the 33-year-old reflected.

Jameela has battled her own body confidence issues in the past, previously revealing her battle with eating disorder anorexia and attempts at taking her own life.

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Jameela Jamil credits Kelly Clarkson with helping her combat body shaming

Jameela Jamil drew strength from the way Kelly Clarkson fought back against body-shaming critics to tackle her own weight-obsessed Twitter trolls.The Good Place star served as a radio presenter in the U.K. prior to landing a role on the hit TV show, bu…

Jameela Jamil drew strength from the way Kelly Clarkson fought back against body-shaming critics to tackle her own weight-obsessed Twitter trolls.

The Good Place star served as a radio presenter in the U.K. prior to landing a role on the hit TV show, but working off-camera didn’t stop haters from attacking her appearance.

And Jameela said she looked to the Since U Been Gone hitmaker, who has struggled with her changing figure over the years, for inspiration about how to handle the rough period with grace.

“I remember you going through that (fat-shaming), and then very shortly afterwards, I gained a lot of weight back home in England,” she shared with Kelly on her self-titled U.S. talk show.

“I was a radio DJ, by the way, you couldn’t even see me; people just wanted to know I was thin over the airwaves!” Jameela exclaimed. “So I got nationally fat-shamed for six months in my own country, and it was your response to yours (tough time) that gave me the strength to get through mine.”

Back in 2017, Kelly was targeted by a troll on Twitter who told her: “You’re fat,” prompting her to reply, “And still f***king awesome.”

Jameela has since set up the body-positivity movement called I Weigh and has become a champion for body neutrality and equality for women on social media.

“It’s about getting away from thinking about your body, and instead thinking about the things in your life that you should be grateful for. Like, I weigh the sum of all my parts. You can’t measure my worth on a weighing scale. You can’t measure your own like that. It’s insane that we still do this to women in this day and age,” Jameela explained.

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Sara Sampaio shuts down Jameela Jamil over ‘extremely offensive’ model comments

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes …

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.

The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes and sizes performing a Nigerian dance while walking down the runway. Captioning her post, she wrote: “This looks like the most fun, and not a long-starved terrified teenager in sight. Beautiful.”

However, the comment didn’t sit well with the Victoria’s Secret Angel, who felt that Jameela, 33, was perpetuating a stereotype about models.

“How about celebrating someone without bringing other people down?” she responded on Twitter. “Calling runway models ‘long-starved terrified teenager’ is extremely offensive. From someone that is always preaching for body positivity this just screams hypocrisy.”

However, Jameela fired back at the message, suggesting models are “starving themselves, and using drugs and cocaine to control their weight”, before adding the behaviour is prominent in wider society and “perpetuated by the extreme thinness demanded of girls by the high fashion powers that be”.

“Eating disorders, drugs and cocaine use aren’t a (sic) exclusive problem of models, it’s a huge problem is society as a whole,” Sara replied. “It’s very simple to celebrate someone without having do drag other people. And make general negative assumptions about a whole group of people. Most of these girls are teenagers! And they don’t deserve to be constantly put in a negative box like you just did.

“I also know more about my industry than you. And I also know how much harm this generalisation does to a lot of girls that are actually healthy and normally been skinny all their lives.”

The 28-year-old then l told her followers she was fed up of people “feeling the need to attack models like we are some kind of plague that is wrong in this world” and concluded by tweeting that Jameela wasn’t willing to listen to her opinion.

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Jameela Jamil refuses to have image airbrushed

Jameela Jamil has called on celebrities to follow her lead and refuse to have their images airbrushed. The British actress and body positivity activist shared the new billboard advertisement for the final season of TV show The Good Place on Twitter ov…

Jameela Jamil has called on celebrities to follow her lead and refuse to have their images airbrushed.

 The British actress and body positivity activist shared the new billboard advertisement for the final season of TV show The Good Place on Twitter over the weekend alongside a close-up of her “backfat” hanging over her yellow strapless dress.  

 Jamil, who plays Tahani Al-Jamil the show, revealed in the caption that she refused to have her image retouched for the poster so people can see what she really looks like.  

 “Finally, able to INSIST my image, even on billboards isn’t ever airbrushed,” she tweeted. “I get backfat in Every. Single. Bra. And I used to hide/bin so many photos because of ‘muffin tops.’ Double chins/ ‘imperfections’ because I never saw them on people on TV. #freethebackfat. 

 “I’m aware this isn’t some huge victory, and not ‘brave’ but as someone who had such obsessive body dysmorphia and was so fixated on the embarrassment of what we perceive as ‘flaws’ this is just a little win for little anorexic teenage me.”  

 The 33-year-old, who has previously opened up about suffering from the eating disorder when she was younger, then called on other celebrities to do the same and show fans that they don’t look as perfect as their retouched images make them appear.  

 “I know it’s hard because we are perpetually scrutinised and criticised in this industry, but I’m begging other influencers, actors, and models to join me in not allowing airbrushing. We have to stop setting standards for others that we ourselves don’t even meet,” the star continued.  

 In response, Jamil’s followers shared photos of their imperfections and the actress encouraged them to wear whatever they wanted to.  

 “Guys, I’m blown away by the response to this. You deserve to wear whatever the fork you like, whenever you like and not feel like you are breaking some sort of ‘rule.’ PLEASE WEAR the Shorts/strapless dresses/skirts/jeans/bathing suits… it’s hot outside dammit,” she concluded. 

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Jameela Jamil blasts Kim Kardashian’s body make-up collection

Jameela Jamil has described Kim Kardashian’s new body make-up collection as “a time-consuming hassle”. Earlier in June, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star announced she was expanding her KKW Beauty range with a body make-up line, with products i…

Jameela Jamil has described Kim Kardashian’s new body make-up collection as “a time-consuming hassle”.

Earlier in June, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star announced she was expanding her KKW Beauty range with a body make-up line, with products including the Skin Perfecting Body Make Up Foundation, Skin Perfecting Body Shimmer, and Loose Shimmer Powder for Face & Body.

To celebrate the release of the collection, Kim shared a close-up video of a model applying the make-up all over her body with a brush, and The Good Place actress retweeted the clip and made it clear she wasn’t a fan of the product, branding it “a time-consuming, expensive hassle”.

“Hard pass. God damn the work to take it all off before bed, so it doesn’t destroy your sheets… I’d rather just make peace with my million stretch marks and eczema,” she tweeted on Monday. “Taking off my mascara is enough of a pain in the a**e. Save money and time and give yourself a damn break.”

Jameela was then challenged by journalist Rebecca Reid, who asked why mascara and facial foundation were fine but body make-up was bad, and the 33-year-old replied, “Personally I rarely use foundation for this reason, it gives me a rash, clogs my pores and is a pain to take off. I can’t imagine what it would take to cover my whole body. Very tedious and costly.”

She also reasoned that mascara was cheaper, easier to apply and remove and wouldn’t stain clothes or bed sheets, and concluded, “I said I was personally passing on the product and expressed my entirely valid and appropriate concern for the amount of money and time and extra pore clogging this will cost women.”

The British actress later explained to her followers her legs are covered in “huge patches” of pigmentation loss due to severe eczema, as well as stretch marks and scars, and added, “I *refuse* to have these normal human marks weaponised against me.”

Kim has not responded to the remarks.

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Jameela Jamil condemns Amber Rose for promoting diet pregnancy tea

Actress and activist Jameela Jamil has slammed pregnant Amber Rose for promoting a new diet tea for expectant mums. The Good Place star, who has been vocal about her fight against celebrity-sponsored diet ads, took to Twitter on Wednesday to condemn t…

Actress and activist Jameela Jamil has slammed pregnant Amber Rose for promoting a new diet tea for expectant mums.

The Good Place star, who has been vocal about her fight against celebrity-sponsored diet ads, took to Twitter on Wednesday to condemn the model for appearing in ads for the Flat Tummy Co. product Organic Pregnancy Tea.

“So many women, with such big platforms, promoting such irresponsible f**k, that it blows my mind,” Jamil wrote alongside a repost of Rose’s promotional ad.

Rose appeared to respond to the backlash and defended her decision by editing her original post, writing: “This is not a detox tea – it’s specially designed to help reduce occasional nausea and support digestion during pregnancy – haters stop riding the bandwagon and think for yourselves.”

Jamil has been on a mission to expose the harmful side effects of the product, which has also been promoted by Kim and Khloe Kardashian, and has circulated a petition to “stop celebrities promoting toxic diet products on social media”, which currently has over 242,000 signatures.

“I am not going to stop coming after all the people, men and women, who perpetuate this gross culture of forcing women to remain small and doll-like in order to be accepted by society,” she tweeted last year.

Jamil previously called out Khloe for being “irresponsible” for backing the Flat Tummy Co.’s shakes back in March.

“If you’re too irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probably chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather than this laxative product… And b) tell them the side effects of this NON-FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved product, that most doctors are saying aren’t healthy… Then I guess I have to,” she wrote online.

She then listed “cramping, stomach pains, diarrhea and dehydration” among the symptoms those who try the shakes might experience.

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Actress Jameela Jamil slams designers for promoting harmful body standards

Actress Jameela Jamil is calling out fashion designers for promoting unrealistic body standards. The Good Place star took to Twitter on Sunday (05May19) to share a video detailing her experiences with trying to fit into tiny sample sizes during photo …

Actress Jameela Jamil is calling out fashion designers for promoting unrealistic body standards.

The Good Place star took to Twitter on Sunday (05May19) to share a video detailing her experiences with trying to fit into tiny sample sizes during photo shoots and slammed high end designers for not making a wider range of pieces available.

The 33 year old posted the footage as she left a photoshoot and revealed that during the session, she tried on a “very expensive designer dress,” which split, even though she’s a size six.

“Just had the most amazing time at a photo shoot with a brilliant team, but also, this happened and I wanted to talk about it, because it happens to me all the time and for so many years I assumed it was MY failure. It isn’t. There is a problem in fashion. And it’s them, not us,” she says.

She adds, “The designers make the samples really not much bigger than which would be worn by a child. And then all of the actresses and the models normally have to starve themselves a lot of the time just to get into these. So the only people that we see in the magazines are people who are thin enough to get into these samples.”

She also expressed concern over the damage such unrealistic size expectations places on women.

“But the lengths so many people have to go to, especially as we get older, to fit into these tiny, tiny, little samples are so extreme,” she notes. “I can’t even tell you!”

Jamil has been an outspoken body positivity advocate and is currently the face of lingerie brand Aerie’s unretouched campaign. The British beauty has also repeatedly condemned celebrities, like Khloe Kardashian and Cardi B, for promoting diet shakes and teas.

“It’s incredibly awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance,” she wrote online in March (19). “But now please don’t put that back into the world, and hurt other girls, the way you have been hurt… Be smarter than this.”

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Jameela Jamil slams tributes to ‘fat-phobic misogynist’ Karl Lagerfeld

Jameela Jamil has branded late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away on Tuesday (19Feb19), a “fat-phobic misogynist”.The designer, who is considered one of the most important fashion visionaries of the 20th and 21st centuries, died aged 85 – rep…

Jameela Jamil has branded late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away on Tuesday (19Feb19), a “fat-phobic misogynist”.

The designer, who is considered one of the most important fashion visionaries of the 20th and 21st centuries, died aged 85 – reportedly from pancreatic cancer. His death prompted widespread tributes from fashion stars and celebrities across the globe, with Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Naomi Campbell, and Cara Delevingne among those to pay their respects.

However, Jamil, who has found fame in the U.S. in show The Good Place, labelled German-born Lagerfeld, who once called singer Adele “a little too fat”, a “fat-phobic misogynist”.

Jamil shared her thoughts on the designer after linking to an article posted by website wearyourvoicemag.com, entitled Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences For Karl Lagerfeld.

“I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon,” she tweeted. “A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person,” she added candidly in a second tweet hours after Lagerfeld’s death.

The 32-year-old actress received plenty of support from her 600,000 plus Twitter followers. However, some did question whether or not she’d ever called out the designer when he was alive – to which she responded, “It was heavily reported.”

She later said she plans to write an essay on the subject, adding: “How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this.”

Lagerfeld is the latest target of Jamil, who has positioned herself as a campaigner and advocate for women’s body positivity. She has been a vocal critic of Kim Kardashian, criticising the reality star for using her influential platform to promote appetite suppressants and weight loss products.

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Jameela Jamil’s body image struggles led her to front Aerie campaign

Actress Jameela Jamil was motivated by her own self esteem issues to join the body positive campaign launched by bosses at intimates brand Aerie. The Good Place star, 32, recently joined her peers Busy Philipps and Samira Wiley for the latest shoot in…

Actress Jameela Jamil was motivated by her own self esteem issues to join the body positive campaign launched by bosses at intimates brand Aerie.

The Good Place star, 32, recently joined her peers Busy Philipps and Samira Wiley for the latest shoot in the #AerieREAL Role Models movement to help inspire young women to have a healthy self image.

The stars are helping to promote the brand’s stance against photoshopping promo pictures and Jamil couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of spreading a message of self-acceptance.

“I wanted to work with Aerie because they’re one of the only brands I’ve ever seen actually take inclusion seriously, and it’s not performative,” she tells Elle. “It runs throughout the entire brand: their desire to reflect, on their website and in their stores, what we see outside in everyday life, which just never happens.

“Seeing people from all walks of life and all ages modeling underwear and modeling clothes was just such a breath of fresh air. When I walked into their store I realised how much I could’ve benefited from having a store like that and a company like that when I was younger, so I was very excited to be a part of it.”

The British-born beauty has been open about her own self-image struggles and learning to take care of her body after battling an eating disorder.

“I also stopped menstruating when I had an eating disorder, so my body has been in jeopardy so many times that I’ve, frankly, by the age of 30, a little bit late but better late than never, learned to treat it with lots of kindness and respect,” she shares.

Jamil has had to work hard to stop her own negative thoughts regarding her appearance, aiming to become her “own best friend”.

“I don’t talk s**t to myself anymore,” she reveals. “Every time it crops up I stick up for myself the way that I would for a friend or for a stranger even. The things that women say to themselves in their head, they would never tolerate being said to someone that they love. So I’ve decided to be my own best friend.”

Jameela, Busy, and Samira join fellow celebrities like Yara Shahidi and Rachel Platten in the ongoing #AerieREAL Role Models campaign.

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