Top 10 Christina Hendricks Quotes To Enhance Your Self-Worth

Christina Hendricks is a talented American actress known mainly for her role as the bold and unapologetic Joan Holloway in the award-winning television series Mad Men. Born in Tennessee, she spent much of her childhood moving to different states because of her father’s profession; she struggled in school being labeled as an outcast. At 18 years old, she signed with a modeling agency after appearing on the cover of Seventeen and moved to New York to start her career.
One of the reasons Hendricks has stood out as an actress is her body. Many women see her as a role model for what a healthy body looks like, but it’s not all praise for her. Both negative and positive opinions of her figure are showered over Hendricks constantly to the point where it can be overwhelming. Through this, she has attempted to break away from the molds the media has placed her in. Although she is unique in a world that tells women that they need to look a certain way to be beautiful, she proves that controversy and admiration based on her body alone is not what fame is about and that working hard to becoming who you desire to be is where true focus and determination should lie. Here are 10 Christina Hendricks quotes that promote having confidence in who you are.
“If there’s anything to learn from me it’s that I’m learning to celebrate what I was born with, even though it’s sometimes inconvenient.” – Christina Hendricks
“Back when I was modelling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like ‘Oh, I look like a woman.’ And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it.” – Christina Hendricks
“I dyed my hair about 42 different colours, and kids can be pretty judgemental about people who are different. But instead of breaking down and conforming, I stood firm. That is also probably why I was unhappy.” – Christina Hendricks
“It just seemed so odd as people had never commented on my body before. Every woman obsesses over her figure, but I was happy, I felt sexy – I never thought about it. I know this sounds naïve, but honestly I never expected this kind of attention.” – Christina Hendricks
“Sexiness is about being an individual and having conviction about what that is.” – Christina Hendricks
“As women, we feel we can’t ask for things. There’s been a lot of  research done recently and more often than not, if a woman goes in to ask for a raise, she’ll get it. But she’s thinking ‘do I deserve it? I’ve got to give a list of why I deserve it,’ whereas a man will just go in and ask for a raise. It’s scary.” – Christina Hendricks
“I have faced rejection in this business because of my appearance, but that has only made me stronger and more determined.” – Christina Hendricks
“I love my body as it is. People in the industry have been telling me to lose weight for years but I like the way I look. I give credit to my mom for helping me feel good about my appearance – for making sure I never felt embarrassed about my body, because she was never worried about looking too big.” – Christina Hendricks
“A woman is beautiful when she stands out as an individual – it’s a woman who has her own style and confidence to pull it off.” – Christina Hendricks
“I don’t think it’s not feminist to use every tool you have to succeed, and part of that is being a woman – presenting yourself in a certain way.” – Christina Hendricks

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Selena Doner is a freelance journalist who is passionate about environmental issues, social justice, arts and culture, and travel.

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