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Kimye who?

While the controversial cover of Vogue's April issue has been hogging the spotlight, Mindy Kaling makes quite the statement in the fashion bible's interior pages.  

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In her trademark snark, "The Mindy Project" writer and star, 34, talks designers, body image, and red carpets -- reminding women everywhere that you don't have to be a size 2 to be beautiful.

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"There's a whole list of things I would probably change about myself. For example, I'm always trying to lose fifteen pounds," the "fluctuating size 10" actress tells Vogue. "I never need to be skinny. I don't want to be skinny. I'm constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don't beat myself up over it."

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In fact, Kaling has adapted her red carpet choices to her differing body sizes. "When I'm at my thinnest, I tend to wear things that don't show off my body," she says. "But when I'm bigger, I'll go body-con, which comes from a place of 'This is my perimeter, in case you were wondering if I was actually much bigger.'"

While her go-to designers include Marni, Roland Mouret, and David Meister, the "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" author went more budget (but daring!) for the PaleyFest on March 25 in a Topshop croptop and skirt. "It's really tempting not to take chances," she tells Vogue. "But I don't want to be fearful. I don't want my tombstone to say, she hid her imperfections well on the red carpet."

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