Lea DeLaria


Lea DeLaria is stripping down for a good cause!

The hilarious Orange Is the New Black star recently filmed a video for Style Like U to promote positive body image and body confidence among women. The video shows her at various stages of undress until she's just wearing her underwear.

"I am a proud fat woman, period," the 57-year-old says. "We live in a fat-ist society that expects, especially of women, certain things, especially around their weight and it's bulls--t. I would say I read Fat as a Feminist Issue, halfway through I got bored and ate it."

"It freaks me when I am standing next to a woman who is maybe 100 pounds soaking wet, talking about how fat she is," DeLaria continues. "Men can weight any f--king weight they want. The can be any weight they want. No one gives them s--t about it."

"Obesity in an issue. I get it, it's a problem. It causes a lot of things that people need to be aware of, right? But the flip coin of that is it's mostly genetics and there's nothing wrong with it. It's just that simple. Fat is not ugly. In fact, it's quite beautiful," DeLaria added.

DeLaria is currently engaged to her longtime partner Chelsea Fairless. "When my fiancée looks at me with this look in her eye and I can see that she is completely in love with me, it makes me feel really handsome...almost beautiful," DeLaria gushed. "I love me. Look at this. What's not to love?"

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