Gabourey Sidibe:

By Duchess Magazine

Award Winning Movie Star Defying The Norms And Playing By Her Own Rules! No exaggeration intended; fairytales aka the magic of make-believe – might be all sweet and mushy but fact is, they’re embellished with a tons of super important lessons.

Take for instance Cinderella, if she didn’t MAKE A MOVE to the ball, credits wouldn’t have rolled with a happy ending.
Gabourey Sidibe @gabby3shabby : Mega-talented person of color defying the norms in good old Hollywood and proudly ushering in a new wave of body positivists. “People are always asking me why or how I’m so confident,” Ms. Sidibe says, “But what they really mean is why are you so confident. They are not asking Rihanna. They are asking me, because they don’t think I should be.” the 36 year old celebrity who constantly has to struggle to get much deserved recognition and respect -even with celebrity status – due to her size and skin colour, says. “I’m worthy of everything I have, whether I am a size 26 or size 6. And I don’t think that’s about confidence. I think that’s just about being a person.” On the night in 2009, director Lee Daniels offered Gabourey Sidibe the lead in “Precious,” a role that would change the then 24-year-old psychology major’s life earning her an Oscar nomination, for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Broadcast Film Critics, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts award and won both The Independent Spirit and the NACCP Award.

Ms. Sidibe, at the time was working at the phone-sex company to make ends meet and had just started her second college stint at Mercy College in Manhattan before she decided to try out the audition.

Sidibe’s audition was described as “exquisite.” Hit movie ‘Precious’ ushered in an Oscar nomination alongside steady roles on shows like “American Horror Story” and “Empire”. Since then, she has appeared on SNL Conan, Chelsea Lately, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon and has been featured in the New York Times, Harpers Bazaar, People etc.


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