Salma Hayek is known for being a classically curvy bombshell, but while talking with a British glossy magazine, she surprisingly called herself “chubby.”
“The worst thing you can be in Hollywood is a woman and over 40,” the “Savages” star told Harper’s Bazaar UK, in excerpts posted on the Daily Mail’s website. “On top of that, 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.”
Salma, 46, mother to Valentina, 5, and wife to French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, said her figure is down to her love of food – and drink.
“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,” she said.
And one benefit of her love of food and drink? No need for Botox.
“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. If you exercise too much and you don’t eat enough, it takes its toll on the skin. Everything starts ageing. If you don’t eat carbs, you slow your metabolism down. And you know what? You look miserable.”
Although she considers herself “on the limit of chubbiness,” she has no qualms about it.
“The truth is I just don’t have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest,” she said. “I can be happy for other people for their beauty. Learn to be happy for others and you can never run out of happiness.”