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25 Pop Culture Characters Who Helped People Love Their Bodies

Writers, please take note.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the TV, film, or book character who made them feel good about their body. Here are the results.

1. Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones

2. Max Blum, Happy Endings

3. Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project

4. Nick Miller, New Girl

5. Miranda Bailey, Grey's Anatomy

6. Rebecca Bunch, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

7. Cliff St. Paul, Ugly Betty

8. Fabienne, Pulp Fiction

9. Marshall Eriksen, How I Met Your Mother

10. Jessa Johansson, Girls

11. Virginia Shreves, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

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Candlewick Press

"This book really helped me understand my complex love/hate relationship with my body. The author, Carolyn Mackler, really embedded a deep and resonating message that really helped teenage-me feel OK about my future and my body."

– Gina G. Chacko, Facebook

12. Raven Baxter, That’s So Raven

13. Andy Dwyer, Parks and Recreation

14. Molly Moon, Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism

15. Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones's Diary

16. Donna Noble, Doctor Who

17. Dayanara Diaz, Orange Is The New Black

18. Aaron Green, Get Him to the Greek

19. Sookie St. James, Gilmore Girls

20. Joan Holloway, Mad Men

21. Dewey Finn, School of Rock

"I didn't realise it at the time but Jack Black in the early '00s was a funny and cool idol for boys growing up who didn't understand 'jock culture' or what was cool. School of Rock was Black at his peak, enabling and encouraging all the kids in his class to be what they wanted to be regardless of cultural zeitgeist."

Brad Esposito

22. Juno MacGuff, Juno

23. Grace Adler, Will and Grace


"Because of her I don't care about being flat-chested because she didn't either. Well, she didn't most of the time anyway."


24. Eleanor Douglas, Eleanor and Park

25. Nani Pelekai, Lilo and Stitch

Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

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