Nigella Lawson is a beautiful celebrity who eats openly and isn’t a size zero. (And when her weight fluctuates or she wears black, she doesn’t jump on the opportunity to sell us all on a crazy Nigella Lawson diet.) She’s already an entertainment industry renegade. But the so-called “Queen of Food Porn” gets points for more than just being somewhat normal: She actually stood up for herself when ABC wanted to photoshop her stomach off in posters for her new show, “The Taste.”
The food writer and broadcaster wrote about her new show on her blog today, including this tidbit about keeping her belly in the promo posters:
“Although it was very thrilling to think of being up on a billboard in LA and around the States, I was very strict and English and told them they weren’t allowed to airbrush my tummy out. Wise? Hmmm. But that tum is the truth and is come by honestly, as my granny would have said.”
Nigella Lawson weight memes and headlines about her body have long put her looks in the spotlight, so she’s no stranger to the scrutiny she’ll (sadly) be under thanks to her new show. But at least she’s willing to stay true to herself, even if it means letting her unconventionally-unsmooth stomach pop up on a billboard near you.
Photo: Courtesy of ABC