Poh Poses Nude To Empower Women To Love Their Bodies
After obsessing over her body shape throughout her childhood, Poh Ling Yeow has bared all in the name of empowering young women. The 42-year-old celebrity chef has stripped down to take part in a naked photo-shoot for Women's Health magazine.
In 2009 the former Master Chef star revealed she'd stripped down to be painted by renowned illustrator David Bromley, but confirmed she wasn't interested in posing in lad's magazines.
Poh says she agreed to appear in this week's naked issue of Women's Health because it was all about learning to be brave and kind to yourself and knowing that beauty comes in all ages, colours shapes and sizes.
"It was a nice opportunity to do something tasteful that celebrates the body!" she told Jodie and Soda.
"Growing up, I spent a good part of my childhood obsessing about my body shape, and I think it was probably age 33 that I thought, my legs aren’t going to grow anymore," she continued.
Like a lot of people I grew up obsessing negatively about the way I looked. With a little bit of wisdom in my early 30s, I made a decision about whether I wanted to play victim or be the victor and I came out of it realising that learning to like myself was so much easier and useful in life than willing my legs to grow longer or my hair to be blonder. This month's naked issue of @womenshealthaus is all about learning to be brave, be kind to yourselves and know that beauty come in all ages, colours, shapes and sizes but mainly, it's about an attitude. This is me at age 42, 5ft 3 1/2" weighing 58kg and still chaotic as when I was 12 - some things you just can't change😁. Photo by @stevenchee #stronghealthyyou #ownit #womenshealth #strongmindhealthybodyhappysoul
Reality TV star Anna Heinrich, who won Tim Robard's heart in the first series of The Bachelor also bared all in the feature. As did nutritionist and author Lola Berry and model and TV presenter Erin Holland.
Hear Jodie & Soda's chat with Poh here: