Chrissy Metz, a breakout star from NBC’s “This Is Us,” has made it her mission to inspire others through her role as Kate - and now through a provocative photo shoot with fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar.
“When I first heard Harper’s Bazaar wanted me to be sexy, I was like, ‘Who, me?’” she said to Harper’s Bazaar.
In her photo shoot, Metz posed in retro pin-up girl garb. Despite the insecurities her character deals with on the show, Metz tells Harper’s Bazaar she has found new self-confidence that has helped her learn to love herself.
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“If you can’t love who you are now, you can’t get to the place you want to be,” Metz said. “It’s a daily lesson for all of us. I’m paving the way for other women and men who know they’re destined for greatness but they don’t believe it yet.”
The significance of Metz posing in a high fashion magazine is not lost on her. While the fashion industry has long championed slimness, she thinks the narrative can change now.
“There’s more room for all of us now—no matter our sexuality, race, body size, gender or whatever else,” she said.