Go ahead quote me

Gabourey Sidibe.
Gabourey Sidibe.
Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber.
Ciara.
Ciara.

There's nothing ugly about me. Anyone trying to convince me that I am - and it's usually me - is wasting her time. I was in a war with my body for a long time. If I'd started treating it better sooner, I wouldn't have spent so many years hating myself. But I love my body now.

ACTRESS GABOUREY SIDIBE, who underwent weight-loss surgery


All I want is to be a better friend, better brother, better son and better man.

SINGER JUSTIN BIEBER, 23, on his birthday wish


Once you're able to really be truly truthful with yourself, it's life-changing.

SINGER CIARA on embracing one's vulnerability

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2017, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe