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Kate Moss on Her Famous Face: "I’m Not Traditionally a Beauty"

11/13/2009 at 02:31 PM ET

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Kate Moss might have built a multi-million dollar career on her looks, but, she says, her appeal is more than skin deep. “It sounds really corny, but I think that if you’re beautiful inside, it shows on the outside for sure,” she tells WWD in an interview timed with the European launch of her fourth fragrance, Vintage. “You can be a pretty face, but if you’re not a nice person it just doesn’t work. I’m not traditionally a beauty, but apparently people think I’m all right.” And of course, there is always the personality factor. Kate elaborates, “If you’re a nice person, it definitely helps.” This doesn’t, however, mean that the original waif would let herself go. Her motto for keeping her figure in check? “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” she says before adding, “You try and remember, but it never works.” Read the full interview at WWD.com.

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lori on

At least she is honest about how she has to make a effort to eat right… most celebrities/ models are always in the media saying ‘ohhh I pig out and do pilates’ puh-lease, we all know they starve themselves and workout with a trainer.

rachel on

Ew. Ugh. “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”? Thank you, Kate, for representing the devastatingly backwards culture of feminine “beauty” that has infiltrated the western world today.

Your job is to be a human clothes hanger. You are missing out on the joy of delicious food, a strong, healthy body that does not look like it will break like a twig, and being loved for who you are, and not for the number on the scale.

As an anorexia survivor who is exceedingly proud of her own progress and exceedingly disgusted and disillusioned with the fashion world, I feel truly sorry for you, Kate. Think about it. This is your LIFE– and you are spending it depriving yourself, while at the same time teaching others that beauty is skin-and-bones.

Good luck.

Gina on

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”??? What an idiot. She obviously doesn’t care about being any type of role model, because that is the LAST thing she should be saying.

Lita on

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” that’s the line right there. As superficial as that sounds it has totally become my new motto. Although I’d like to replace the word “skinny” with “healthy”.

maria on

That’s a sad little quote, and I think she means it more or less jokingly, but I can already see young girls currently worshiping the heroin chic look making it their motto. I’ve been too skinny before and a nice meal is so much better than that!

TB on

You need to read on girls–she makes another comment after the skinny one that says she tries to remember that but it never works–dont tell me you dont feel the same way–its true nothing can taste as goog as feeling skinny (and skiiny can be all different sizes depending on the person). Get real and stop taking one line of a celeb comment and turning it into words to live or not live by!

Valerie on

Its horrible to admit, but I know how she feels when she says” Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”. I lost 60 lbs this summer and feel exactly that way. That is exactly my motivation to keep the weight off.

RB on

Nothing tastes as good as a steak with a side of perfectly crisp french fries at my favorite restaurant. Everything in moderation!

Julie on

Not a good motto to have since millons of girls look up to her, but she is being honest in the fact that she is more concerned with her looks than she is with what she eats. How many famous people are honest with saying that they care more about how they look than what they eat? As I have said beofre, not really an ideal motto or not idea for being a role model, but she shows how the fashion industry can be, selfish and uncaring about the impressions that they leave behind.

Ian on

LOL The women that disagree on what she said about being skinny are probably all fat.
Because remember everyone.. Big is Beautiful.

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