We've learned so much from Shahs of Sunset. Namely, how to become a strong, independent woman Kelly Clarkson-style.
 
Mercedes "MJ" Javid has a bangin' body, but girlfriend is somewhat more voluptuous that her co-stars, and she hasn't always been comfortable rocking her curves.

“When I was 14 years old, a doctor — an internist — put me on diet pills, which is really like amphetamines,” MJ told Access Hollywood Live. “It was terrible and I felt physically sick from it.”

Luckily, MJ stopped taking the pills almost immediately, and she decided to concentrate on flaunting her curves instead of hiding them.

“When enough days and years go by where you’re sort of waiting to be something you’re not, you realize your whole life can go by and you can just waste time thinking that you need to do something,” she said. “I’m just gonna be really happy today with who I am. Striving for perfection is BS because then you’re going to stay home and hide. I’d rather just be cool with what I have!”

OMG, you guys –– why do we suddenly have the urge to break into Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful"? Sob, girl power!

Source: Access Hollywood