Mindy Kaling: I Don't Want To Be Skinny

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Mindy Kaling admits she's "always trying to lose 15 pounds," but she doesn't want to be skinny.

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.