Howard Stern might have called Lena Dunham a “little fat girl,” but the name-calling hasn’t effected the HBO “Girls” star's self-esteem.
The 26-year-old often goes naked on TV, and even insisted she wouldn’t want to have a body like a Victoria’s Secret model.
The HBO star sat down with Playboy magazine to talk about her body image and how she’s happy with the way she looks.
There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with. I don't think I'd like it very much,” she said in Playboy's newest issue.
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Dunham, creator and star of her HBO hit show, decided not to strip down to her panties for the April issue of the men’s mag.
The Hollywood celebrity instead chose to hold up a T-shirt, which reads “I Posed Today,” while wearing a mini dress and '60s- style sunglasses with yellow frames.
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In the middle of the interview, she supposedly covered up her chest and then said, “I don't want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack. Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier.”
It seems ironic that Dunham opted to keep her clothes on for Playboy. She’s taken off her clothes to record sex scenes on her show, and has also appeared very scantily clad during the opening skit for the Emmy Awards, shoving a birthday cake down her throat while sitting on, well, the toilet.
Though she wouldn’t want to change her looks personally with plastic surgery, she does wish she could do it for a day.
Dunham confessed: “That said, I probably would want to see if I could get free food at restaurants. Then I'd call a doctor and see if she could return me to my former situation.”
The award winner also opened up about how her tastes have changed since she’s gotten older.
Dunham said: “When I was younger, I liked men who gave me some guff. Now I'm much more into someone who is interesting and open with his emotions, has a really good sense of humor and a passion for what he does, wants to hang out with my parents and doesn't want to stay out too late.”
“If I can get excited imagining funny things he did as a kid, there's a pretty good chance I'm in love with him.”