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Model Chanel Iman: I'M TRYING TO GAIN WEIGHT!

Victoria's Secret model Chanel Iman knows you think she will break if she jumps up on a curb too hard.  She says gaining weight is next to impossible for her to do, but she's happily packing on the pounds so she can get a fuller figure.

 

Read on for what she had to say about her yummy "diet" when you read on...

 

In a statement that will piss off damn near every woman reading it, Chanel Iman is explaining why she's so slender...even for a supermodel.

The 5'9 20-year-old beauty told UsWeekly.com last week that she recently packed on 13 pounds.  And she's loving it.  She says it's hard for her to gain weight, so she eats all the steak and potatoes she can to get those curves she loves to see on a woman:

"I eat to gain. I'm a big believer in having hips, butt and thighs!"

Oh yeah?  So what's her horrific and utterly difficult diet plan?

"I'm eating everything from steak to mashed potatoes; people hate me!  It's very difficult for me because I'm naturally skinny. I have to put on a lot of weight and work out to gain muscle. I love curves and being sexy."

Sigh.  Meanwhile, many women can LOOK at 2 au gratin potatoes and put on 13 pounds.  Well good luck with your quest Chanel.  You're a fab chick nonetheless.

 

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I found out last month that

I found out last month that Chanel & i have the exact measurements. We're both 5'9" 32-23- 33 and up till last month I felt ugly and insecure because of how little i was. Most of my family are thick (except for my parents, my mom is only a size 5 after 3 kids & she doesnt work out). I've wanted to be thick forever and i resorted to eating everything and anything in big amounts to gain weight. Finally, after seeing Chanel and her confidence and how beautiful being thin can be I began working to get over my insecurities. Being "thick" is all well and good, my little sister is a size 7 and curvy. I love her figure, but i'm beginning to love mine too. There's no rule that all black women must be thick. It's all about loving yourself for who you are. Chanel is gorgeous in my opinion.
SkinnieMinnie's picture

hmmm. it's not difficult to

hmmm. it's not difficult to gain weight. those that have said they try to gain weight, i've seen them eat healthy and exercise. you will not gain weight doing that. that is how people stay in shape. you can gain weight by eating junk food, high metabolism or not. eat even after you're full. unhealthy but gaining weight none the less
jayda's picture

I completely understand what

I completely understand what she's going through. I'm 5'6 and 108 lbs. Cannot get above 112 lbs for anything. And I too have to workout to keep the weight I have on me.
Anonymous's picture

i feel Chanel on trying to

i feel Chanel on trying to gain weight. i've been trying to do that my whole life, and cain't get over 118 lbs, and mind you i'm 5'2". so go head Chanel. if you can do it, tell me your secret, cuz i've trying since forever! lol
BlackBerry's picture

People don't understand that

People don't understand that it's just as hard for some people to gain weight as it is for others to lose it. They'd rather hate and call you names and assume you starve yourself. They say it with a lot of anger in their throats too. They have no idea what they're talking about, but you can't argue with them.
Tagirl27's picture

dont worry I was the same way

dont worry I was the same way until I turned 30, weight comes with age
Island Gyal's picture

Girl say that!!! I learned

Girl say that!!! I learned that the hard way lol :)
Anonymous's picture

Ij my late teens and ealr

Ij my late teens and ealr thirties I could eat anything. My metobolism has gone to hell now! I recently went to Puerto Rica and gained 8 pounds in less than a week. Giaining weight sucks :(....Sorry, just being honest.
Jenny's picture

I love being slim. I'm

I love being slim. I'm naturally slim with a 24" waist, size C boobs, and I have hips and a booty. To top it off...I'm 30. Shittin' on some 20 somethings that I've seen around. Chanel is a beautiful girl. She is slim but it doesn't look disgusting.
:-) 's picture

Well all I have to say is

Well all I have to say is this, go on and get married have you a kid or two and that problem will be gone! Hello Hips.
Light Seeker's picture

That is such a misconception.

That is such a misconception. I have 2 year old twins and I didn't gain a pound or get hips. I'm 5'6 and was 120lbs before I had them...now I can't seem to get over 110lbs! I'm skinnier after having kids.
Jay's picture

Whats so hard for people to

Whats so hard for people to understand women have different body types?! I feel her although she is too damn skinny to me personally however could be genetics. Ive had a friend Ive known since I was 13 she has always been 5'10 and skinny! And trust me she can eat and drink but never gains no damn weight lol so somethings you just cannot control
miss infamous's picture

she's beautiful and should

she's beautiful and should not be trying to change herself because people say she should.
Anonymous's picture

I agree. I used to have this

I agree. I used to have this same problem with being very thin. I started eating everything in sight to get some coveted 'curves'. I got them, along with cellulite that takes hard work to keep off now that I'm older. If her health is fine, Chanel needs to accept her thin self.
Anonymous's picture

I agree. I used to have this

I agree. I used to have this same problem with being very thin. I started eating everything in sight to get some coveted 'curves'. I got them, along with cellulite that takes hard work to keep off now that I'm older. If her health is fine, Chanel needs to accept her thin self.
Anonymous's picture

OMG im glad someone like her

OMG im glad someone like her is out there for all the women who try to gain weight.. all u hear about is "woe is me i cant loose weight, i cant each the foods i love because ill gain weight just by lookin at the food blahblah" and then they look at us skinny sisters n say "skinny is evil, look u, u look like a pencil smh" WHATEVER!! i been skinny my whole teenage life and probably ate more than a 600 lb man in his lifetime and i couldnt gain weight to save my life.. im 5'10 and it made me so INSECURE because i dont have boobs OR a butt smh its hard to gain weight when u have a fast metabolism and ur tall. kudos to chanel iman for being a role model for all the girls who are insecure about being skinny and get called 'anorexic" and all that bs when they probably eat more than everyone in the world..THANK YOU!
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I cannot even begin to

I cannot even begin to describe how much I'm feeling your comment. My exact sentiments word for word!
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Totally understand Chanel's

Totally understand Chanel's quest for curves. I remember wanting to gain some weight too. I was superskinny in my teens and well into now my twenties. Now hitting 26 soon, my metabolism has allowed me to get some weight on there. But she's better off knowing to accept what her body is. I know the pressure of the whole t&A movement. But hey..at the end of the day it's not what everybody wants you to be but reveling in who you are. She should be assured that her body will allow her to gain some more "substantial" weight after mid-twenties. But like some have already said, if you have a fast metabolism, that's just the way it is. Love it! and don't hate the ones who don't and the ones who don't, don't hate the ones who do.
Aura's picture

WELL i too am skinny as they

WELL i too am skinny as they say i cant help it, it is DNA....i would love to gain weight....i've been hearing wait till ur 30, well i am passed 30...when i had my son the little weight i did gain he took it when he came out so now i'm the size i am when i got pregnant...although i hate being skinny i cant wait till the day comes when i can put on some weight it is welcomed here....
tdub's picture

PLEASE! wait till age and

PLEASE! wait till age and this BAD american food catches up she'll be PAYIN to get it off she better enjoy "naturally skinny" ...FAT IS UGLY!!
Anonymous's picture

She will lose her Haute

She will lose her Haute Couture contracts if she does. She'd better wait until her modeling days are over most of those European designers want their models to look this way.
Anonymous's picture

She looks good. She is onlyh

She looks good. She is onlyh 20 yo. Her freame might change as she ages, who knows. As long as she is healthy. She may only need to gain 5 or so pounds to get the "curves" she wants. We don't know. She isn't talking about running Next Top Biggest Loser Model. Do what you do girl. Just be healthy about.
2319's picture

Im 40 rs old and still

Im 40 rs old and still 125lbs...... Not everyone is made to be thin..... Even after two kids people hate on you when you arent what you eat!!!!LOL
mskitty's picture

I'm 50 y/o and I've been

I'm 50 y/o and I've been "skinny" all my life. People always think that you're thin because you don't eat etc. However some of us are just naturally thin (skinny). But why do people think it's ok to say "you're so skinny" but if I say in return "you're so fat" they're offended. LOL
Anonymous's picture

I have to co-sign on your

I have to co-sign on your comment. I am 33 and have been thin my entire life. People always assume that I don't eat. Esp blackwomen. Its like black women think that all black women should be full-figured. Its crazy because my body type is sdorned by caucasians but my race think its unnatural. Believe me I would love to be 130 lbs at 5"6 and curvy but I am not. But get tired of black women (particulary those that are over-weight) critiicizing me for being too thing. Just as other bloggers have stated "some women are just naturally thin" just like some might be naturally heavy. Its genetics.
Anonymous's picture

AMEN! Such a double

AMEN! Such a double standard!
Anonymous's picture

i think its a great idea

i think its a great idea
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I don't think there's

I don't think there's anything wrong with her wanting to gain weight....as long as she doesn't clog her arteries she's good in my book! Lol!
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I don't think there's

I don't think there's anything wrong with her wanting to gain weight....as long as she doesn't clog her arteries she's good in my book! Lol!
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I don't think there's

I don't think there's anything wrong with her wanting to gain weight....as long as she doesn't clog her arteries she's good in my book! Lol!
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I don't think there's

I don't think there's anything wrong with her wanting to gain weight....as long as she doesn't clog her arteries she's good in my book! Lol!
it's all good's picture

I know how she feels. It took

I know how she feels. It took me two kids and 9 years just to gain 25 lbs.
Anonymous's picture

@ablacktv LOL. I love you...

@ablacktv LOL. I love you... :) You can talk, talk and talk until you get BLUE IN THE FACE...people hear and support who THEY desire to be like. Sadly, FURIOUS STYLE is one of those people -there's no convincing'em. THEY HEAR WHAT THEY WANT. These types ONLY love and support "a image" but never real skill (Kanye and Chris) rather bashes it, faiithfully. I guess she desires to look like Chanel - and gives Chanel pass because she "appears wholesome" not because there's actually facts surrounding her that she IS. Again, image. Personally, I'm not pissed at "Chanel and her weight" as I'm naturally slim (not skinny) likewise sooo. I too am trying to put on a few pounds. I don't have a "specfic diet" but I do have some fatty foods I'll be indulging in, even today as we speak hehehe.
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Jamie's picture

She's got plenty of time for

She's got plenty of time for that! I wonder why she's wanting to gain weight though.. for herself or for the industry..? Models are suppose to be thin and she's getting gig after gig after gig. Side note: Who gives a flying f*ck that men like "thick" women. In my opinion, these uber thick chics, like Rosa Acosta and Maliyah Michelle for example are one cheeseburger short of being fat. Their wardrobes are limited to f*ck-me-dresses. They could never pull of boyfriend jeans and a wifebeater or even a cute shift dress. AND you have to work out like crazy just to keep yourself toned. If you wanna be "thick" that's fine, but PLEASE don't ever do it for a man. Just sayin...
Asea's picture

I'm team everybody! You seem

I'm team everybody! You seem like you're bashing thick chicks in an effort defend skinny chicks like Ms. Iman. You said all those negative things about "thickness" and followed that up with if you want to be thick that's fine. Obviously not, to YOU! Everyone can't wear boyfriend pants, but on the contrary I have friends that won't wear skirts b/c they're "too thin." It's about being comfortable in your skin and changing the things that make you unhappy. If you're happy, I'm happy. Thick or thin. Healthy is the key. Everyone doesn't even want to rock a beater etc. And anyone can wear a shift dress... Everyone skinny girl isn't lacking curves and every thick chick isn't spilling over and lacking tone.., lastly, the same way some are blessed with a fast metabolism... Some are cursed with a slow... Its frustrating for everyone. Sometimes you gotta work what you got... And not tear yourself down mentally for what you don't.  Be Blessed!
Anonymous's picture

@ Asea.... You said it sooo

@ Asea.... You said it sooo nicely. I agree with you. That she would even put that out in the universe is soo stupid. I expected more from her. She has no idea. Soo many chicks start out weighing 89 lbs. Then you see them @ your 10 yr-high-school reunion and they big as a house. Not saying that the weight just shows up at your doorstep as an uninvited guest and you have to let it in I don't know. Who really knows. But like you I'm sick of this rolls and blubber is curvy movement. I'm tired of walking out my house to see 5 out of 5 black chicks are a size 12 and up. They have convinced themselves that 16 is healthy??????? Size 12 is not the new size 2 but a lot of ya'll sure act like it. Skinny people live longer. That's the truth.
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Healthy people live longer

Healthy people live longer (As a medical professional i want to know your sources... Those articles you googled couldn't have been scholarly... Rather they were opinions & not approved for publication by a review board) You can be skinny and die of a heart attack... My bestie is rail thin and has always taken it as a green like to eat whatever she wants. She's now 28 with cholesterol levels that are high and unusual for someone her age. Whatever your preference is, is your preference. No need to bash anyone...
Sexy Lex (Team Everyone!)'s picture

"Skinny people live longer.

"Skinny people live longer. That's the truth". This is a very ignorant statement. Being healthy trumps being skinny. There's no scientific proof that supports skinny people live longer. People who have a good physical and mental health and good support systems live longer. As far as the statement about the size 12, you can't judge health by sizes. If a woman is 5'9 and taller she could certainly wear a size 12 and look beautiful. Everyone has their own idea of what looks good. Stop being so narrow minded.
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Sweetie...there is plenty of

Sweetie...there is plenty of scientific proof. Google it. Learn something b4 you try to attack because you call yourself thick. Get over it. Get on a treadmill and get a good pair of bifocals cause you must have missed that report.
YBF Lover's picture

She looks great but a few

She looks great but a few pounds would not heart.
Anonymous's picture

chanel is such a beautiful

chanel is such a beautiful girl! although i havent been that thin since i was like...13...ive love to have half her metabolism. ugh, trying to melt these thighs before the spring has been a BEAST but thats my family make up! good luck girl...
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