As if we didn't love Mindy Kaling enough — her clothes! Her Instagram! The Mindy Project! — she went ahead and said this in the April issue of Vogue: "I’m always trying to lose fifteen pounds. 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."
She went on to tell interviewer Sandra Ballentine, "When I'm at my thinnest, I tend to wear things that don't show off my body… 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.'"
This isn't, of course, the first time Kaling has stuck up for herself and hushed those who would comment on her weight. In 2013, she openly discussed the fact she thinks the attention given to her body shape is ridiculous (which, frankly, it is) in Parade.
“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’” she says. “I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. 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?’"
You can catch some of the other elements of Mindy's Vogue shoot — including the way she skeptically approached wearing the clothes the editors picked out for her — in the below clip from Conde Nast.