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Christina Hendricks Feels 'Gorgeous' with Curves

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Before Mad Men star Christina Hendricks took on the acting world, she was a model working in an industry that doesn't exactly celebrate the body curves she's become famous for. But all it took was a trip to Italy for Hendricks to gain confidence in her figure.

Christina Hendricks at the Golden Globes (Getty)
She told Health magazine, "Back when I was modeling, 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, ’cause I loved it."

That doesn't mean the criticism she faced is always easy to brush off, though. A blogger made some not-so-nice comments about the actress' Golden Globes ensemble, writing, "You don't put a big girl in a big dress."

"I made the grave mistake after one awards show of reading comments online about what I wore, and I was like, [gasps] 'Oh my God, people are so mean!'" Hendricks said. "That’s why we’re all in therapy! [We remember] the 10 bad things that happen to us instead of the 100 nice ones."

And although women's magazines have showered love on the actress, citing her body as one they'd love to have, she has her own Hollywood girl crush. She said, "They don’t say Jessica Alba? ’Cause that’s what I say!"

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