Hilary Duff has spoken candidly about body positivity, detailing how “proud” she’s been of her body over the years.
The 34-year-old actor discussed body image in Hollywood during a recent interview with Women’s Health, where she posed nude for the publication’s “Body Issue”.
She previously spoken about her body, detailing how it changed after giving birth to Luca during an interview with Women’s Health in 2018. According to Duff, she had to learn how to “be proud of what [her] body” has done for her, especially while she was pregnant with her son.
“My body helped create a bond between us, and me being there for him in those first months of his life ultimately was far more important than me trying to get in shape right away,” she explained. “And that mental shift helped all the other stuff eventually fall into place.”
As a woman in the acting industry, Duff noted that she sometimes felt pressured to look a certain way. “Because of my career path, I can’t help but be like, ‘I am on camera and actresses are skinny,’” she said.
She also acknowledged that at the age of 17, she struggled with a year long eating disorder, which was “horrifying”.
Regarding her nude photoshoot for Women’s Health, Duff said she had some help when it came to styling and posing, as she was put in “the most flattering position”.
“I also want people to know a makeup artist was there putting glow all over my body and someone put me in the most flattering position,” she said.
The actress accessorized the skin-bearing look with a pair of designer sunglasses.
Duff sported the uber-stylish Stella McCartney Studded Logo Square Bio-Acetate Sunglasses ($310) in the photo shoot. The designer shades are adorned with a studded logo on the front that continues to the temple and feature wide tapered arms with solid-colored lenses that provide 100% UVA/UVB protection.