Selenis Leyva Teaches Her Daughter to Be a Proud Latina: ‘I Told Her We Have Curves, Honey!’
In the most recent installment of PEOPLE’s Mom Talk series, celebrity moms get to the root of body image — something most women have to deal with their entire lives.
“A lot of the girls, I have to say, [at] this age … they’re all about how thin they are and like, ‘Do you have abs? Let me see your abs,’ ” Leyva, 43, says.
She notes that she tries to impart onto Alina that her Latina culture means that not only will she have curves, but that those curves are a beautiful thing. “I told her, I was like, ‘Alina, we’re different. Being Latina, we have curves, honey, and there’s nothing wrong with them. Embrace them.’ ”
“That’s what’s in!” agrees Leyva. “I was like, ‘People are paying for your butt!’ ”
Of a curvier body type, Polizzi adds, “I want that!”
Leyva goes on to share her experiences with Alina growing out of her clothes as she gets older. “It’s not a weight thing, it’s that your body is continuously changing.”
— Jen Juneau