She's had her detractors. Last year, The New York Times infamously quoted a stylist who said, "You don't put a big girl in a big dress," referring to Hendricks' ensemble at the 2010 Golden Globes, and initially ran the critique alongside a disorted image of her.
The actress told Health magazine last year that she's had to fight negativity about her weight throughout her career.
"All those times I had agents who were like, 'You have to lose some weight,' and all of a sudden, people are celebrating it," she said. "It's like: 'Oh, thank you! Thank you for letting me be me.'"
Named Esquire's sexiest woman in the world in 2010, Hendricks finally gets what all the fuss over her figure is about and accepts that she has become a role model around the world.
She told the Mail: "If there's anything to be learned from me it's that I'm learning to celebrate what I was born with, even though it's sometimes been inconvenient."