'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe is featured on the double-cover issue of V fashion magazine. The "Size Issue," which also features Dakota Fanning on the other cover, finds the New York native discussing how much her funny woman co-star helped her get over body image issues. "There were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it, until Mo'Nique came along. She's a plus-size woman who didn't care about one day being skinny. She disproved everything that everyone has ever told me," she said.
Gabourey is also on doing a shoot with Harper’s Bazaar: “I feel like a model. It justifies everyone in my life who told me I wouldn’t be anything until I lost weight. It justifies that little girl who cried because she didn’t think she could be in front of the camera. And it’s for other girls who feel like they can’t do this or that and feel like they’re not pretty and not worthy of having their photo taken.”
Gabourey on her favourite outfit: the red David Meister dress she wore to the L.A. premiere of Precious: “It was so va va voom, my boobs looked so good in it. I had diamonds on too. Diamonds really do it.”
Gabourey on her confidence: “People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.”