Friday, January 8, 2010

Gabourey Sidibe Covers the "Size Issue" of V Magazine

AOL's Style List has already brought you a few glimpses from inside V magazine's provocative "Size Issue," featuring a bevy of plus-size models, and now we have the view from the outside.

To celebrate women of all shapes, V chose size zero actress Dakota Fanning, 15, and Gabourey Sidibe, the 26-year-old critically acclaimed plus-size star of "Precious," to grace its two contrasting covers which hit newsstands Jan. 14.

Both young ladies were shot in New York City by husband-and-wife photo team Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, with Fanning wearing a corset over a sweatshirt, both by Alexander Wang, and Sidibeshowing a bare d├ęcolletage.

Sidibe also sat down for an interview with V, where she talks about her plus-size hero and "Precious" co-star, Mo'Nique.

"Growing up there weren't a lot of actresses and singers that looked like me," says the New York born-and-bred actress. "There were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it, until Mo'Nique came along. She's aplus-sized woman who didn't care about one day being skinny. All my life I've been hearing that I'll never amount to anything until I am skinny. She disproved everything that everyone has ever told me."

Sidibe has garnered major Oscar buzz for her performance in "Precious" and is working on her second film, "Yelling to the Sky," alongside Zoe Kravitz.

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1 comment:

Plus Model/Singer/Songwriter/Actress Nikeya Young said...

WHOA! I didn't even recognize Dakota Fanning! She grew up quick! I feel old now:-). Gabby looks great!