One thing I'll say about the girls of Shahs of Sunset, they have body confidence like no other – no matter what their size!
After facing heat for flaunting her body in a bathing suit, Mercedes "MJ" Javid is announcing that she so does not care about being thin – and she's proud of how she looks!
"I don't want to be skinny!" MJ tells In Touch Weekly while baring her curves in a monokini for the mag. I wonder if it was co-star Lilly Ghalichi's line? Doubt it, considering Lilly has been one of the main opponents of MJ's body!
MJ reveals that her weight fluctuates and she vacillates between sizes 8 to 10, but she's fine with it! “I am not ashamed of my body,” she admits. “Skinny is not appealing to me.”
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“If I were to admire another woman’s body type, it would probably be someone who is very curvaceous and slender in the right places," she shares. "I think men tend to like it better.” MJ says she admires actress Sofia Vergara's body.
MJ proudly rocking a bathing suit on Shahs!
For MJ this acceptance has been a long-time coming. She spent years battling her weight and has a "love-hate relationship" about how she looks. “When I first moved to LA, I went to an internist who told me I was really overweight, and he actually prescribed diet pills,” MJ reveals.
“I went to school and was shaking and having a hard time concentrating in class," MJ confesses. "I lost weight, [but] it was definitely not a healthy way to do it.”
"I am not striving to be thin,” MJ explains. “The only person that I really want to please is myself.” Amen to that! Good for MJ for being herself and accepting that not everyone has to be "Ghalichi Glam"!
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