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Molly Sims works ‘hard’ to combat toxic beauty standards with her children



Molly Sims works 'hard' to combat toxic beauty standards with her children

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Molly Sims doesn’t want her children to get caught up in unrealistic beauty standards.

After recently making headlines for revealing she was considered “too fat” to model in the ’90s, Sims, 50, opened up exclusively to We weekly about how she makes sure her children don’t go through the same experience.

“Body positivity is everything,” Sims said Us on the red carpet of the Laughter Is the Best Medicine Gala on Thursday, May 2, in Los Angeles, where she attended with her 9-year-old daughter Scarlett. (She shares Scarlett and sons Brooks, 11, and Gray, 7, with husband Scott Stuber.)

“We don’t talk about being thin. We talk about being healthy. We talk about taking care of our mental health. We talk about building our self-confidence. We are working hard on that,” Sims said. “It is not easy. [Kids] start picking up things that you have to show up for a bit. I model what I want [Scarlett] to see, what I want her to hear and what I want her to be a part of.

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(L-R) Molly Sims and Scarlett Stuber Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Sims also reflected on her own comments about societal pressure, tellingly Us, “How did I ever think or let anyone make me feel like I wasn’t good enough? That I was heavy or too fat? Even when I read my own story about myself, it was heartbreaking.

She added, “I think [we as a society] have come a long way. I think we have many more [work to do]. I hope it doesn’t become like this again.”

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Sims initially opened up about feeling insecure about her weight as a model on the April 7 episode of the podcast “Getting grilled with Curtis Stone.” During her first days on the job, she said photographers would comment on her figure and her nose.

“Finally, after two weeks of modeling, I thought, ‘Is something wrong?’ They say, ‘Your nose is crooked. You’re not symmetrical.’ And then, you know: ‘Too fat, too big, too blonde, too dark.’ I mean, it was definitely a stressful time,” Sims said.

With reporting by Amanda Williams