Mermaids Don't Have Thigh Gaps (And Neither Do These Celebrities)

Let me start by saying: of course there are women who naturally have a thigh gap (a gap between a person’s thighs). However, the recent phenomenon of women trying to unnaturally create a thigh gap is unhealthy and needs to stop. Anybody active on Tumblr, Instagram or Pinterest knows that many women have become obsessed with achieving a thigh gap in recent years. Influenced by the slender bodies of models like Cara Delevingne and Iza Goulart, women post inspirational photos, thigh-targeted workouts and suggested diets to help others in making sure their thighs never touch again. Not only is having a thigh gap entirely unrealistic for most women, this sweeping obsession is straight up unhealthy for women’s body images. So, in response to the numerous thigh gap inspiration blogs, I have compiled an anti-thigh gap list of celebrities who look great without them. My final plea to women: please stop obsessing over the fact that your thighs touch, embrace and celebrate your womanly curves and always remember that mermaids don’t have thigh gaps either!

1. Kate Upton

2. Kim Kardashian



3. Scarlett Johanssson

4. Beyonce

5. Mindy Kaling

6. Jennifer Lawrence

7. Sophia Bush

8. Penelope Cruz

9. Sofia Vergara

10. Minka Kelly