Cameron Diaz Playing Fashion Photographer With Women Of All Shapes and Sizes Will Make Your Day

12/19/2013 at 02:50 PM ET

Cameron Diaz makeup freeRay Tamarra/Getty

As if last week’s makeup-free selfie wasn’t enough to make you love her, this disarmingly candid and sweet video of Cameron Diaz playing photographer and cheerleader for a diverse group of women, just released to support her new project, The Body Book, will do the trick.

Diaz’s book, subtitled “The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, The Power of Knowledge and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body,” is all about what she’s learned about nutrition, exercise, diet and general well-being — as she says in the video, “it’s not a … plan, it’s just information for you to have.” And she supplemented the text with photos she took herself of 40 very different women, which you can see in the video below.

Though showing oneself off from all angles in spandex isn’t many women’s idea of fun, Diaz instantly puts her models at ease, asking them what they love about their bodies and offering fitness and nutrition advice from her own experience. You can see the women warm up as they praise their butts, arms, chests and more — and especially as they giggle along with Diaz while she snaps photo after photo. Diaz’s mission is very serious, though, as she says in a release: “Wake up. Love yourself. Care for yourself. Your body is the most precious thing that you have.”

What do you think of Diaz’s photoshoot? Does it make you excited to check out her book? Let us know in the comments.

–Alex Apatoff

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anon on

I like her, always have.

MLR on

Hmmmmmmm… She’s a Cheerleader for a diverse group of women and then she offers fitness and nutrition advice from her own experience. What’s wrong with this picture???

Ryry on

Beautiful. Stand proud!

yahoo on

Cam, please put on some makeup. You’re a celebrity for pete’s sake.

Patsy Kennard on

Heeeellllllllllloooooooooo???? Cameron’s book is about taking care of your body, NOT the size of it. You can have a healthy body and not be a size zero or 2 or whatever the Fashion industry, Hollywood and the media try to portray is a healthy body. It is NOT necessarily about size and shape. So yeah, she can give nutrition advice while still being a cheerleader for all women regardless of their clothing size.

Janey on

Looking good Cameron :)

James on

Is it me or does the redhead seem kinda racist?

Gerri Bonaminio on

I don’t see 60+ women are we invisible?

Donna on

This is great, but I didn’t see anyone who was 55 +. If they’re in there then they sure look good lol. Older women need love too.

JW on

Ahhh yes…on sale December 31st. Just in time for everyone’s New Year resolution to take better care of their bodies and exercise more. Smart.

macy on

I liked it – UNTIL the part where she was telling the woman if she ‘took care’ of her body she could be in ‘even better shape’. Huh? I didn’t get the initial impression that this was a fitness book, but that threw me off.

Pam on

I see nothing wrong with her not wearing makeup. She is not performing, and if she were all made up – the women wouldn’t have felt so at ease with her, as they seemed to me. She is beautiful as she is anyway. Just because she is famous doesn’t mean she has to be in “star” mode 24/7. She wanted to be “one of the girls”, and I think it worked well for her. As far as there being older women there: there must not have been any in the places the woman that hired them went to find them (probably at fitness centers), so if they are not there – she can’t hire them. I am 63 and it’s been a loooong time since I went to any type of gym!

James… what is it about the redhead that seems racist to you? I watched it three times and didn’t see it.

Monica T. on

I have always loved Cameron Diaz. This just makes me love her more! She’s so cool and an awesome actress as well.

BumblB on

this was awesome. very inspiring. We women need to lighten up about our different shapes. We will not all fit into the so-called acceptable cookie mold of what is defined as the perfect body. The perfect body is the body we have NOW. Treat it that way! Give it great nourishment, rest, and fun energetic exercise and it will love you back!

s.s. on

i’m not saying that every woman has to become a mother, but cameron diaz seems like she’d be a great one. just in this video, she seems funny, sweet, accepting, and body-smart.

also, she knew how to make light of the woman who unwittingly insulted her (cameron) by talking about flat-chested-ness.

Paul Rapoport on

For such a subject, photographing women in clothes makes no sense. There are a few books that make Cameron Diaz’s main point with women (or men) without clothes. The best of these by far is Frank Cordelle’s The Century Project; he’s one of the very few to “get it” who is also a magnificent photographer-artist.

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