Gabby Sidibe Inspires at Ms. Foundation Awards Celebration

The Oscar-nominated actress gave a powerful speech about her life and her confidence.
1:53 | 05/06/14

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Transcript for Gabby Sidibe Inspires at Ms. Foundation Awards Celebration
Buzzing all over the place. Gabby sidibe. She is trending high how she lives her life and finds her confidence. She spoke here in New York a few days ago. Saying one of the first things people ask her. What she hates is how are you so confident. She revealed she struggles every day with her weight. Why don't people ask Rihanna why she's so confident. She rises above it. And look at this quote from her speech. I live my life because I dare. Right on. And that is an amazing quote. Now, later that night, sidibe tweeting, I'm very proud of myself tonight. More than usual. I'm also very proud of where, and more importantly, who I come from. The g-rated quote. The reason she said she's so confident, it's a word that we can't use on morning TV. Possibly not even on nighttime TV. No. But good for her. And there's a lot of people on Twitter, who came out in support of her. And saying, you know, America Ferre Ferrera. The star from "Ugly Betty." She sent out a tweet. And she said, love the speech. So inspired by gabby. She's fierce and unfiltered. She turned her pain into fuel. She thanked all of the cool kids in fifth grade. They told me I was garbage. That's how I learned I am talented. I love that, too. If they hadn't called me ugly, I would never have searched for my beauty. Those are great words for kids to hear today. When you're feeling low, remember. A lot of time, somebody says something that puts you in the dumps. Great to see somebody rise from that. I want to know how many of those fifth graders got nominated for an Oscar.

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