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Do you know what I think? I think, if we had more security personnel that looked like Malika Haydon in Agent
Vinod, we’d be having bad guys falling over themselves trying to get apprehended. Whether it’s those mean dance moves or the serious white-shirt-pencil-skirt combo with a fireengine pout that barely contains her purring sexuality, for all of the ten minutes she appears in the film, the buxom Indo-aussie Kingfisher model-cum-item-girl-cum-dj has your rapt, slightly hoarse, attention.
Now what if I tell you she too has been through phases of terrible body anxiety—plagued with insecurities about her ample curves. Sounds far fetched, right? What could she possibly have to worry about—being too sexy? “Growing up, I was always a skinny, gangly teenager and with puberty, I filled out almost overnight,” Malika says in a rolling American accent. “I had all these curves suddenly, and I didn’t know what to do with them. It took a while to relax into this new body.” Ah, yes, puberty, I nod. But that wasn’t the last of it. “Then I began modelling at 18,” she says. “My body was not like my sister’s (supermodel and actor Lisa Haydon is her younger sister), which is straight and slim and looks great in just about anything. I had hips!” Malika admits it was a tough time, and she was miserable. “I became obsessed with my weight. I was working out two hours a day and trying my best to diet,” she says. “Finally, I decided it had to stop. I had to accept my curves, and I’ve been in a good space since.”
Ask her if she thinks these unhealthy relationships women tend to have with their bodies are self-created and she says, “Yes”. “We make these absurd demands of ourselves—to look a certain way, to be skinny at any cost. I don’t think men feel that way about us. In fact, I’ve noticed men seem to like curves on a woman,” she says. “My
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