McCarthy is not like most of peers. This is not a negative assessment but more of a true assessment of Hollywood where waif thin actresses are the norm. Yet, regardless of her weight, which the actress herself admits has been a constant struggle throughout her life, she is one of the most successful billing actresses. She tells the magazine Good Housekeeping that she does yearn sometimes to be a size six but she is “weirdly healthy” and does not want to pass body issues onto her daughters.
McCarthy maintains her health by leading a productive life by eating well, doing Pilates, tennis lessons and looking after her daughters on a daily basis. This actress is representative of the idea that women come in all sizes and that all that matters is focusing on wellness. To that end, McCarthy does not indulge in sweets and eats healthy. She really is the voice that speaks back to all the women that often become self-critical despite all the healthy changes they make. She advocates for a healthy image and not falling prey to the often, unhealthy Hollywood standards that do not match her reality. McCarthy is a friend with fellow actress Rebel and they both have reportedly made a pact to be healthy.