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Madonna Speaks Up About Her Body Image Insecurities

Madonna recently made a confession to Entertainment Tonight: “I have a love/hate relationship with my body,” she said. “Some days I’m happy with it and other days… I wasn’t born with Gisele Bundchen’s body, unfortunately, so you got to work for it—but it’s okay.”

It was pretty shocking, considering the source. Fitness-wise, Madge has a reputation for being a badass (exhibit A: her notoriously ripped arms). And she gave this quote at the grand opening of one of her Hard Candy Fitness gyms, of all places—you’d think she’d be playing up how fit and confident she is.

The lesson here? Even someone as successful, strong, capable, and in-shape as Madonna can succumb to body envy and self-doubt. On the one hand, that’s depressing as hell… but on the other, it basically proves the old cliché that YOU are your absolute harshest critic (and for what purpose?!).

Source: Women’s Health Magazine