Mindy Kaling may represent a different type of leading lady, but she's not the only one. So why is The Mindy Project star so often asked about her appearance? Covering the Sept. 29 issue of Parade, the 34-year-old TV writer explains why she's tired of talking about her looks.
"I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?' I think people are well meaning, but it's pretty insulting," the Office vet admits. "Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You're not skinny, you're not white, you're a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you're worth anything?'"