Gabourey Sidibe was very specific when she consulted with Painter Sam Pratt about what she wanted her self-portrait to look like. This is what she told him:
I guess … did you ever watch the show Community? Ya know how the school’s mascot is the human being? I mean, I don’t want to be a grey faceless spandex blob like that, but I’d like to just be a human being. Not someone’s message or idea of what I stand for because of what I look like, just a human, how you’d paint me if I were anyone else.
Gabby did not want to represent BBW she wanted to just be herself for once which is hard for someone who is constantly in the spot light.
I think he nailed the painting, what about you, did he nail it?