Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff says it ‘Was Scary’ to Pose Nude but She ‘Felt Strong and Beautiful’

Hilary Duff is both a singer and actress that many look up to. With all the pressures of Hollywood, she battled one eating disorder after the other. Recently, she posed in the nude for the Women’s Health May/June cover. 

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Hilary Duff in the Nude

Hilary Duff is a name that 90s and 80s kids remember from their childhoods. She was the actress from the popular show, Lizzie McGuire. She is now starring in a series called, How I met Your Father.  Posing naked can be terrifying for many people, but for Hilary, it was inspiring. In an Instagram post she wrote: “Sooooo, this was scary….. I knew doing this would terrify me and I was right!” 

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Every member of the crew was a woman, which helped the mom of three to feel more comfortable. She described the day, and how she felt:@womenshealthmag had the most lovely all-women shoot and I had the best time. I felt strong and beautiful and laughed a lot getting into some of these poses without my high-waisted mom jeans and oversized whatever I normally wear. Thank you to everyone who normalized this day for me and propped me up with compliments and love.” 

In the same post, she thanked her photographer, Danielle Midenge, for allowing her to feel as comfortable as she did: “I love these photos so much, thank you for capturing a moment in time where I felt both completely vulnerable but powerful.” She even went on to include her physical trainer for “getting me motivated every day and in great shape!”

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Hilary Duff battled with Eating Disorders

The cover story included an interview with Hilary Duff where she explained the woes she experienced thanks to persistent eating disorders. It started when she was 17 years old, and undoubtedly thanks to her acting lifestyle and the expectations that come with it. She is now the mother of three children. Luca is her first child whom she had with her ex, Micael Comrie, and he is now 10 years old.

Her second marriage is to Matthew Koma, and she has two children with him. Banks is now three years old, and Mae is their youngest. After Bank’s birth she realized how proud she is of her body for making children, and she’s finally reaching a point in her life where she is not affected by the changes her body is going through.  

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The Actress and Her Body Confidence

Hilary Duff speaks about her body image. For her, this means seeing a therapist with whom she can talk about just about anything without feeling judged. “I love my therapist, and I always feel better when I leave because I can say whatever I want and not feel judged,” said Hilary Duff. 

“I do feel lucky in the mental health department where I haven’t had huge hurdles to get over, but just like everyone else I have my issues, my insecurities, pain,” she continued. “Therapy helps me a lot. I try to do a Zoom with my therapist at least twice a month, if not more if I need it. But I think just talking and having the right people around you that can truly listen when you need them to, [and] taking space for yourself.”

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She told her son that if he ever felt that therapy could help him, that option is always available for him. She is currently challenging herself to consistently visit her therapist, because, according to Hilary Duff herself, a healthy mind is a healthy body. 

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“We bust our ass to get our bodies in shape and to look the best we can. We get facials and Botox and our hair done and highlights and brows and lash lifts and all this shit. But I want to work on the inside. That’s the most important part of the system.” Duff affirmed.

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Sources

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  1. “Hilary Duff Is Seeing The Light” Women’s Health. May 10, 2022.
  2. Hilary Duff Poses Nude for Women’s Health: ‘I’m Proud of My Body’.People. Vanessa Etienne. 
  3. Hilary Duff Says It ‘Was Scary’ to Pose Nude but She ‘Felt Strong and Beautiful’.People. Julie Maziotte. May 11, 2022
  4. Hilary Duff Poses Nude for a Magazine Cover: ‘I’m Proud of My Body’.” Glamour. Elizabeth Logan. May 10, 2022.
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