Mindy Kaling: I Don't Want To Be Skinny

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The Mindy Project
star Mindy Kaling makes her debut in Vogue magazine this month, and reveals she doesn't see a need to be "skinny."

Kaling, 34, admits to the magazine as they interview and shop, "I feel the same way about clothes as I do about food. I want everything."

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As for her body image, the "petite, fluctuating size 10" confides, "There's a whole list of things I would probably change about myself. For example, I'm always trying to lose 15 pounds."

Kaling adds, "But I never need to be skinny. I don't want to be skinny. I'm constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don't beat myself up over it."

The six-time Emmy nominee confesses that her style does change depending on her size, telling the fashion magazine, "When I'm at my thinnest, I tend to wear things that don't show off my body. But when I'm bigger, I'll go body-con, which comes from a place of 'This is my perimeter, in case you were wondering if I was actually much bigger.'"

The former Office star continues, "It's really tempting not to take chances. But I don't want to be fearful. I don't want my tombstone to say: 'She hid her imperfections well on the red carpet.'"

The Mindy Project
returns to FOX on April 2, 2014.

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