Salma Hayek: I'm 'dyslexic, short and chubby,' in Harper's Bazaar November issue
"I have an accent, am dyslexic, short and chubby. You name it, I have it, but I am here. I must be the luckiest girl in the world to be working," says Hayek.
Yes, if only we could all be so lucky as to be "chubby" like Salma Hayek.
"I am on the limit of chubbiness because I love my food and my wine. "It's not the best for fashion, but it's good for my mood. I am happy because I eat... The truth is I just don't have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest. I can be happy for other people for their beauty. Learn to be happy for others, and you can never run out of happiness," Hayek continues.
She also says that plastic surgery just isn't her style.
"I am 46; I will not have Botox. You know why? I don't need to do it because I eat! I eat the fat, I eat the vegetables, I eat everything," says Hayek. "If you exercise too much and you don't eat enough, it takes its toll on the skin. Everything starts aging. If you don't eat carbs, you slow your metabolism down. And you know what? You look miserable."
Hayek also hopes that society is moving toward appreciating curvy women again.
"In recent years, we have had
to fight against our genetic nature to look like little boys, to be
socially accepted as beautiful. It used to be that a
young girl couldn't wait to grow up and take the shape of a woman. Now
our goal is regression, to look younger and like a child. There has not
been enough diversity of boy shape in fashion," says Hayek.