Women’s Health Magazine Releases Its Naked Truth Issue | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Women’s Health Magazine Releases Its Naked Truth Issue | Megyn Kelly TODAY


>>>SO WE’RE TALKING BODY IMAGE TODAY. AND HOW COMFORTABLE YOU WOULD BE WITH YOUR NAKED SELF, PUTTING IT ALL OUT THERE. DO YOU FEEL EXPOSED THE SECOND YOU STEP OUT OF THE SHOWER AND UNCOMFORTABLE AND IMMEDIATELY GRAB YOUR TOWEL? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. MOST WOMEN SAY THEY FEEL EXACTLY THAT WAY. THAT’S WHY “WOMEN’S HEALTH” MAGAZINE OUT WITH THEIR SECOND ANNUAL NAKED TRUTH ISSUE, TRYING TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES OF BODY IMAGE THAT SO MANY WOMEN STRUGGLE WITH. THE MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS WOMEN BARING IT ALL DARING TO SHARE THEIR MOST VULNERABLE SELF AND DISCUSSIONS ABOUT BODY IMAGE. WATCH. >>THREE STRONG WOMEN ARE BARING IT ALL, MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY IN SEPTEMBER’S WOMEN’S HEALTH NAKED TRUTH ISSUE. ACTRESS BEST KNOWN FOR HER ROLE AS DAIYA DIAZ IN “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” SHED HER PRISON GUARD FOR BIRTHDAY SUIT. SHE SAID YOU CAN LEARN TO LOVE YOUR BODY WITHOUT LIKING EVERYTHING. MIA IS A MODEL AND PROFESSIONAL THAI FIGHTER. FOR 15 YEARS SHE WAS TRAINED TO THINK FOOD WAS A REWARD FOR STARVATION. BUT NO MORE. A SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER, WHO ONCE WEIGHED 235 POUNDS. WHEN SHE DROPPED THE WEIGHT, IRONICALLY SHE LOST SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT, HER CONFIDENCE. TODAY SHE IS FINALLY AT PEACE WITH EVERY INCH OF HERSELF. NOW THESE THREE WOMEN HAVE JOINED FORCES SHARING THEIR NAKED TRUTHS ON LOVING THE SKIN THEY ARE IN. JOINING ME NOW, ACTRESS DASHA, MODEL ACTIVIST MIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER SHENAY ALEXANDER. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK. >>THANK YOU. >>IT HAS TO BE SCARY. IT’S NOT LIKE YOU ARE OUT THERE BARING IT FOR THE MAGAZINES EVERY DAY. CAN WE TALK ABOUT — FIRST OF ALL, PHOTO SHOOT DAY, HOW WAS IT?>>IT WAS FUN. >>ACTUALLY WE ALL OVERLAPPED, AND WE ALL OVERLAPPED. IT WAS EMPOWERING TO SEE THE OTHER GIRL DO IT. >>WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU TOOK OFF THE ROBE. >>COMPETITIVE. >>I WOULD IMAGINE IN YOUR MIND, PEM POWERING, A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE STARING AT YOUR NAKED BODY. MAYBE THIS ISN’T A GOOD IDEA. >>EVERYONE MADE US FEEL COMFORTABLE. WE WERE ALL TOGETHER. THESE ARE LIKE REAL WOMEN. I NEVER EXPECTED SOMEONE WOULD BRONZE EVERY PART OF ME.>>IS THAT WHAT THAT IS? BRONZER. >>IT’S A THING TODAY. >>WHAT KIND OF BRONZER IS THAT, THAT’S GOOD BRONZER. >>I WENT AFTER HER AND SHE LEFT BRONZER PATCHES. >>LIKE ALL SORTS OF PRINTS ON THE AIR. >>WHEN YOU FIRST SAW PROOFS, FIRST PRINTS BACK, HOW DID YOU FEEL?>>FIRST TO BE HONESTS, I STARTED CRITICIZING MYSELF. OH, MY GOD, THEY COULD FIX THAT OR FIX THAT. YOU KNOW WHAT, WHY DON’T YOU REALIZE THIS IS A MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE PART OF. YOU KNOW, I’M NOT YOUR SIZE 0 — I’M NOT YOUR SIZE 12, 20, I’M MORE OF LIKE IN BETWEEN. FOR ME I WAS LIKE, I NEED TO JUST EMBRACE THAT. THIS IS ME. >>THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT OF DOING IT, NOT TO ERASE THE SO-CALLED FLAWS. >>EXACTLY. >>IT’S A — WE’VE BEEN TALKING A LOT ON THE SHOW HOW HOLLYWOOD DOESN’T LET YOU ACT UNLESS YOU ARE A CERTAIN SIZE OR AGE. I’M SURE YOU FEEL THAT PRESSURE. IT’S BOLD OF YOU TO GO OUT THERE AND SAY, THIS IS ME. ALL OF ME. >>ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN YOU’VE EVER SEEN, HONESTLY. >>DON’T YOU THINK WE’RE JUST NOW GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE IN OUR SOCIETY, IN OUR HISTORY WHERE WE’RE ALLOWING THAT? ALL MY GROWING UP, YOU TELL ME, YOU HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN SIZE, OTHERWISE THAT’S NOT CONSIDERED ATTRACTIVE. WE’RE JUST NOW GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE WE’RE ACCEPTING DIFFERENT BODY SIZES. >>IT’S AN AMAZING THING. TO HAVE PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN AN SAY I SEE SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE ME ON THE PAGE OF A MAGAZINE. LITTLE GIRLS ARE SEEING THAT. I’M THANKFUL WOMEN’S HEALTH IS GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW HEALTH THAT WAY AND SEXINESS. >>ALL REPRESENTATION. YOU DESERVE TO LOOK AT WHAT’S OUT THERE AND RELATE TO THAT. >>I BELIEVE IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. I BELIEVE LITTLE GIRLS SITTING AT HOME WHO ARE NOT A SIZE 00, HEY, MAYBE I SHOULD BE LOOKING AT THOSE THIGHS IN THE MIRROR AND SAY, RIGHT ON, SISTER. AND WHERE IS MY BRONZER, WHERE IS MY BRONZER. >>WHERE IS THE BRONZER >>SO BARING IT ALL CAN BE SCARY. THIS GROUP OF WOMEN FACED THEIR FEARS AND SHARED THEIR NAKED TRUTH TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO EMBRACE THEIR BODIES, CURVES AND ALL. IT’S ALL IN THE NAKED TRUTH ISSUE OF “WOMEN’S HEALTH.” WE HAVE THREE WOMEN HERE TODAY, ACTRESS DASCHA POLANCO, ACTRESS AND FIGHTER MIA KANG AND SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER CHINAE ALEXANDER. ALSO LIZ, YOU DIDN’T JUST ASK THE WOMEN TO DO IT. YOU HALFWAY DID IT. YOU TOOK OFF THE TOP AND LET THEM PHOTOGRAPH YOU. WHY?>>ON MY EDITOR’S LETTER, I WAS SHOWN NUDE FROM THE TOP UP. I’LL BE HONEST, I DID NOT EXPECT TO GO THERE AND DO THAT. AS I SAT DOWN TO WRITE MY EDITOR’S LETTER FOR THIS ISSUE AND EXPLAIN WHY WE PICKED THE NAKED TRUTH AS A THEME, I REALIZED I HAD TO REALLY EMBRACE IT MYSELF IN ORDER TO TALK AUTHENTICALLY ABOUT IT, I HAD TO REALLY WALK THE WALK AND GO DO IT WITH THESE AMAZING, STRONG, EMPOWERED WOMEN. I’M SO GLAD I DID. >>CAN I ASK YOU, WE HAD SO MUCH PUSHBACK IN THE WAKE OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT, MY OWN BELIEF IS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT’S HAPPENED AS A RESULT IS PEOPLE ARE SAYING, IT’S NO LONGER OKAY FOR WOMEN TO BE SEXY. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE BEING PRESENTED WITH THIS CHOICE. I STILL THINK WHATEVER YOUR SHAPE, WHATEVER YOUR SIZE, IT’S OKAY TO BE SEXY. YOU CAN BE STRONG, SMART, SEXY, DO IT ALL, YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHOOSE. >>HONESTY AND RESPECT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ONE ANOTHER. >>YOU’VE OPENED UP ABOUT THE FACT UTE STRUGGLED WITH EATING DISORDERS, A MODEL, KICKING AND TAKING NAMES. I CAN ONLY SAY THAT WORD ONCE A SHOW. YOU FOUND YOUR STRENGTH THROUGH THIS MUAY THAI FIGHTING, WHICH IS QUITE — I WANT TO SAY THE WORD AGAIN BUT I CAN’T.>>I ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO BE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL. IT’S BEEN SO LONG WE’VE BEEN PUT INTO A BOX WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TO CHOOSE. WE CAN ONLY DO ONE THING ONE WAY, YOU DON’T. YOU CAN BE SMART, STRONG, SEXY, BUSINESSWOMAN, MOTHER, BE WHATEVER YOU NEED TO BE. DON’T EVER FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO BE PUT IN A BOX. >>YOU’RE ON “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” AND YOUR DAUGHTER IS ON “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK,” TOO. HOW DO YOU RAISE A DAUGHTER IN THIS ENVIRONMENT OUT THERE TO NOT HAVE ALL THOSE ISSUES THAT WE ALL HAVE. >>FREE RANGE PARENTING. IT’S A NEW TERM WE USE NOW, FREE RANGE. I REALLY THINK THAT THE FACT THAT I’VE STRUGGLED WITH CONFIDENCE, AND I’VE FELT AT ONE POINT WEAK BECAUSE OF IT HAS ACTUALLY BEEN A PLACE I FOUND MORE STRENGTH TO EMBODY EVERY PART OF ME AND EMBRACE EVERYTHING THAT I BRING FORWARD, RIGHT? WHETHER IT’S MY TALENT, MY CURVES, MOVES, SENSUALITY, I’M OKAY WITH EMBRACING THAT. FOR MY DAUGHTER AND FOR MY SON, IN MY HOUSEHOLD I CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE CONFIDENCE, WHERE LOOKING AT YOUR SELF IN THE MIRROR EVERY DAY AND SAYING, YOU KNOW, I’M NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE, I’M BEAUTIFUL WITHIN. I HAVE SO MUCH STRENGTH AND SO MUCH POWER REGARDLESS OF IF IT’S A MALE OR FEMALE. I TRY TO REALLY NOT ONLY TEACH THEM BUT INSTILL IN THEM SUBCONSCIOUSLY WITH WHAT I DO AROUND THEM. >>HONESTLY, THAT IS HALF THE BATTLE IN LIFE. HOWEVER YOU FEEL ABOUT SOMETHING, IT’S GOING TO >>>WE ARE BACK WITH ACTRESS DASCHA POLANCO, MIA KANG SOCIAL INFLUENCER MY — CHINAE ALEXANDER. YOU WERE 225 POUNDS, LOST WEIGHT AND WERE AS UNHAPPY AS YOU’VE EVER BEEN. >>CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? I REALLY STARTED FROM A PLACE OF CONFIDENCE. WHENEVER I WAS AT MY MOST AND HEALTHY, I THOUGHT I WAS AMAZING AND I REALLY OWNED IT. I NEVER FELT HINDERED BY MY WEIGHT BUT I KIND OF STARTED DOWN A PATH OF I’M GOING TO TRY THIS HEALTH AND FITNESS THING. I REALIZED AT MY SMALLEST I WAS BASING MY WORTH OFF OF WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THOUGHT OF ME. I’D WALK INTO A PARTY AND IF PEOPLE DIDN’T SAY YOU LOOK SO SKINNY, YOU LOOK SO FIT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING, I WOULD LEAVE AND FEEL THIS EMPTINESS. >>I WAS THE SAME WAY, THE MOST MISERABLE WHEN YOU’RE THE SMALLEST. >>WHEN YOU GET INTO YOUR OWN HEAD THAT WAY AND START BASING YOUR WORTH OFF OTHER PEOPLE, THAT EATS AWAY AT YOU. I GAINED BACK TEN SANITY POUNDS. I HAVE THIS LIFESTYLE THAT’S FLEXIBLE. I’VE GOTTEN BACK TO REALLY TRULY DEEPLY LOVING MYSELF. NOW MY MISSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS TO HELP OTHERS DO THE SAME AND REALIZE THAT BODY IMAGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR SIZE. BODY IMAGE HAS TO DO WITH WHAT’S INSIDE OF YOU. >>THAT’S EXACTLY IT. >>YOU CAN BE A SIZE 0 AND FEEL BAD ABOUT YOUR SELF AND YOU CAN BE A SIZE 22, SO IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WAY YOU LOOK. >>YOU HAVE TO GET COMFORTABLE WITHIN YOUR OWN SKIN, RIGHT? THAT’S THE THING. PEOPLE CAN TELL IF YOU’RE UNHAPPY AND PROJECTING UNHAPPINESS. THEY SAY YOU TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO TREAT YOU. THAT’S TRUE WHEN IT COMES TO BODY IMAGE AS WELL. YOU TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO FEEL ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU LOOK. IF YOU LOOK, FEEL YOU’RE AWESOME, PEOPLE WILL FEEL IT, TOO. >>I THINK YOU HAVE TO TEACH YOUR SELF HOW TO TREAT YOUR SELF YOUR SELF HOW TO TREAT YOUR SELF AND SPEND TIME ON THAT JOURNEY.

36 comments

  1. isn't a double standard that this magazine company "wants" to embrace different beauties in women, but they choose the thinest one to be on the cover ?

  2. I do not feel that this is empowering at all. We as hummans are taught modesty. That is a good thing. There is nothing wrong with you because you are uncomfortable being naked for the world. This is more body shaming. Size and body shapes are visible through clothing. Why is this necessary? Stop talking so much about women's bodies and start talking about their accomplishments.

  3. Modest and respect go hand in hand in my opinion. Anyone agree with me? Cause if you respect yourself you'll be more modest in the way you carry yourself.

  4. Fact is they are all beautiful and if they were average looking the magazine would not sell. The hype is look at The beautiful face and body. Not look at an average woman and accept the notion of strength,acceptance. More female mind bending propaganda

  5. Megyn Kelly should have more light-hearted topics. She can be such troll and that's why people love her but in that new show she's not given an opportunity to do that.

  6. it's call confidence in self – self love – when you own that you don't have insecurities about nudity. Nudity is freedom – own it.

  7. They aren't naked at all, though. The poses show less of their bodies than if they were posing in a swimsuit.

  8. like like like like
    so sad
    and she dies not look attractive actually at all
    all look dark skinned to me so blonde white girls continued to get badgered

  9. Thumbs up. Love yourself..your body shape. Good. Fat is still gross. Likely u.n….attractive to most males. Of course…an equal will love you. Remain in your lane and you will be happy. Good. Don't ..cross pretend.

  10. Megyn's dressmaker does very poor fitting these days. She used to wear designer at Fox, now it is homemade.

  11. Tell the truth and shame the Devil, Hip hop has made multiple sizes acceptable, remember the song I like big butts and I cannot lie, a household treasure, to twerking, to the Khadashians Amber rose,
    Cardi Bnicki Minaj Beyonce iggy Azalea walking red Carpets

  12. Why don't any of 'em embrace their pale white skin (the white ones) instead of trying to imitating other women by plastering on tans & bronzers…. ?? fooling none

  13. It's all just so much bs. Just an excuse for them to sell the magazine using naked women. It's an abomination that we are propagating this idea that a woman's confidence lies in her ability to show off her body.

  14. Amazing interview! So empowering and amazing. I felt so happy watching this and the messages really hit deep in my heart ♡ happy strong norm-breaking women are the best!!!

  15. Gorgeous women! We grow and age and change (in my teens I was a an XS/ even too small for a woman's 2) Now I have a 40 year old body that is exactly like my mom
    's and grandmothers: life is easier If I embrace it and love it (I'm a 14, 16, 18)

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