Mindy Kaling: It takes a lot of effort to look like a 'chubby woman'

Mindy Kaling is sick of the backhanded "compliments" she's on the receiving end up for representing a normal body image in Hollywood. During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday (March 31), the "Mindy Project" star cleared the air.

"People are like, 'It's so nice that Mindy Kaling doesn't feel like she needs to subscribe to the ideals of beauty,'" she jokes, "and I'm like, 'I do subscribe!'" 

While many think it might take little to no effort to keep her particular figure, Kaling correct, "I do run and work out. It takes a lot of effort to look like a normal/chubby woman. But the way they talk about it like, 'She's a pioneer because she's glued to her sofa.'"

So for those of you that think Mindy is out there being courageous, showing off her normal body, she has a message: "Aren't surgeons courageous?" she wonders.

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