There has always been a sort of tradition for celebrities, especially female celebrities to stay perpetually skinny throughout their careers. It does not matter if they are actors, models, singers, or dancers. Staying skinny has always been a prerequisite for being a celebrity. This skinny culture, propagated by the media has been around for a long time. Like all things related to showbiz, this preoccupation with stating skinny has both ups and downs.
Today, we will take a look at some of the celebrities of today’s age, who are well known for the work they do, and even better known for being skinny. However, one thing that we have to keep in mind is that these are mostly female celebrities, as body standards for male skinny celebrities are completely different.
List of skinny celebrities
1. Kendall Jenner
Everyone has heard of Kendall Jenner and it is not surprising. From the reality TV world of the Kardashians, we have seen Kendall being born and growing up. However, growing up and going around to be a part of the modeling industry was hard for her. However, with talent and determination, Kendall became one of the greatest models of our generation; a supermodel. But, it comes with responsibilities. Kendall is extremely skinny and tall, which gives her an edge over other models. It works in her favor, but she always has to stay skinny.
2. Taylor Swift
Queen of pop music, Taylor Swift is among the skinny celebrities and has been around the music industry for a long time. Like Kendall, we have seen Taylor grow up from a child country musician to one of pop music’s big faces. Still now, Taylor Swift has a stronghold over the industry. However, Taylor has had to go through a lot of comments when it came to her body. She was extremely skinny for a few years, for which fans called her out. However, when she gained weight, people had a problem with that too. So, Taylor has dabbled between being skinny and not skinny. However, she tolerates no negative criticism when it comes to her body, as she should.
3. Angelina Jolie
We all know of Angelina Jolie. She is one of the biggest names in Hollywood and has done many movies which we have seen growing up. However, Angelina Jolie has been called one of the skinniest actresses in Hollywood. And the most important matter is, this has stayed on for years. She has been through quite a lot of controversy because of her “unnatural skinniness” and the media has passed quite some stirring comments on her body as well. However, that has not stopped Angelina Jolie from acting. Aside from acting, she has been heavily involved in various humanitarian aid and is a part of the UNICEF.
4. Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid, daughter of Yolanda Hadid and sister of Gigi Hadid is just a 25-year-old model. But what makes her special is that she is one of the best in the industry, paring with Kendall Jenner and her sister Gigi. They dominate the modeling industry and rightfully so. Bella, however, is known for being extremely skinny, on top of being tall. In the modeling industry, being skinny is the norm, but being extra skinny is something that is rare. And Bella is that. On top of being a model, Bella is also a fashion icon, and brands heavily work with her, because of her body and her presence in the industry.
5. Anya Taylor Joy
Anya Taylor Joy is the new face of arthouse cinema. She has been rising slowly but steadily, working with stalwart directors and amazing scripts to make a name for herself. Now, she has established herself to be an actress worthy of praise and criticism. But like all actresses, her body has been the subject of scrutiny. People have called her too thin and bony, and sometimes it has stood in the way of her work. But she has not let it stop her from advancing in her career.
6. Paris Hilton
Queen of the early 2000s and heir to the Hilton Hotels, Paris has been a cultural shock to people back then. She was perpetually skinny, but she owned it and made it into a stylish lifestyle that everyone wanted and envied. From extreme low-rise jeans to mini skirts which were like a waistband, Paris revolutionized clothing for skinny people, and everyone dressed how she dressed back then. But with the fun parts of dressing up, came the sad truth of going to extreme levels to stay skinny.
7. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is a name that we are all familiar with, in association with David Beckham. But before that, she used to be a member in the music band Spice Girls. Spice Girls was extremely hit back then, and all the members of Spice Girls had to remain a size 2. However, Victoria Beckham has retained her skinniness throughout her life. Even when she has aged, she is still the same size.
8. Keira Knightley
Known for her roles in period movies, Keira Knightley is well-loved by Hollywood. She has been working for a long time, and sadly, her figure gets more attention than her work. She is constantly judged by the media for being too skinny and has been accused of losing even more weight and not being dedicated to her roles.
Skinny Celebrities – Black Females
Zendaya Coleman is the biggest rising star in Hollywood. Starting her journey from her roles in the Disney channel, she is now working with companies like HBO and directors like Villeneuve. But, in spite of being extremely successful, Zendaya is frequently subjected to body shaming. People call her too skinny, and not fit to be an actress or take part in modeling. However, Zendaya turns a deaf ear to these mindless comments and dazzles everyone with her talent.
2. Adut Akech
Adut Akech is a model, and she is definitely one of a kind and is among the skinny celebrities. With being a person of color in the modeling industry, comes a lot of discrimination. But she has still made it to the top after a lot of struggle and is on par with the highest-paid supermodels out there. What made Adut unique and compels brands and agencies to scout her is her beautiful skin color, along with her gorgeous body. Adult has the body of a true model, which just works out for her beautifully.
3. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell is a supermodel of the truest nature. She started her career only at 15, and now at 52, she is still one of the most in-demand models of the last couple of years. However, back in the days when she was a rising model, Naomi was extremely skinny, and the media back then was not as liberal and open-minded as it is right now.
4. Tyra Banks
The name Tyra Banks is very famous in the world of fashion and modeling. Tyra has been in the industry for a long time and has made a name for herself. Her fame mostly comes from being a part of America’s Next Top Model. Tyra got into a lot of backlash there for her behavior and her treatment of the other models. Of course, like all the other women mentioned here, she also has been scrutinized in terms of her body.
Skinny Celebrities – Asian
- Rosé( Blackpink)- when it comes to idols, no one does it better than South Korea. Rosé is a member of Blackpink, a Korean girl group. Rosé is known for her mixed heritage and beauty. But also because of her extremely thin body, which fits the Korean standards extremely well.
- Lisa (Blackpink)- Lisa is another member of the girl group Blackpink. Lisa is also known for her mixed heritage, as she is half Thai. However, fans have been obsessed with Lisa’s height and very thin body for years now. Lisa is one of the most followed members of Blackpink, and her beauty is one of the main reasons for that.
- Yeonjun- The only male celebrity to be mentioned here, Yeonjun from the boy group TXT is very slim and skinny. He is known to the fans as being the skinniest of the group. But he is still loved nonetheless for his vocals and dance skills.
- Hoyeon Jung- Hoyeon Jung is a model and actress, who rose to fame after the Korean drama Squid Game became an international hit. However, Jung has had to face a lot of comments, especially from the international crowd, about her body and why she is so skinny.
So, we have come to the end of this blog – skinny celebrities. All these celebrities we have mentioned in this blog are beautiful in their own way, and so are you. Take everything you see or read in the media with a grain of salt and you will realize that beauty is everywhere. Hope you enjoyed reading this blog!