"We women are so hard on ourselves, especially when it comes to body image. It’s always easy to say what we don’t like about our bodies but hard to say what we do like. We all have to shed the layers of junk and judgment."
Calvin Klein Swimwear nylon and spandex suit, $98; calvinklein.com
Alexis Bittar rhodium earrings, $125; alexisbittar.com
"I fell in love with the challenge, discipline and hustle that this career requires. The best thing about having a strong body is the mental freedom that comes with it. The physical appearance is just the icing on the cake."
Omo Norma Kamali polyester jersey suit, $350; normakamali.com
Robert Lee Morris 18k gold hoops, $1,000; 212-431-9405
"You can’t let anyone impose their opinion of what your body should look like."
Magicsuit by Miraclesuit nylon and Lycra suit, $146; blumsli.com for stores
Alexis Bittar rhodium earrings, $145; alexisbittar.com
"My favorite body part? It’s a toss-up between my abs and my butt. You can’t buy either one, and both require hard work. Sweating is hot-I say, embrace it. Now drop down and give me 10!"
Carmen Marc Valvo nylon and spandex suit, $167; nordstrom.com for stores
Her own earrings
Valentina Zhabina, High-Wire Artist, Cirque du Soleil
"I have made a commitment to myself to treat my body well. I eat right, drink lots of water, exercise and get plenty of sleep. My work requires that I be in good condition, and I am."
Michael Kors nylon and spandex suit, $266; michaelkors.com for stores
Robert Lee Morris sterling silver hoops, $225; 212-431-9405
"What’s the best thing about having a strong body? What isn’t! I think I look younger every year, except for those few pesky gray hairs. I love the signs of maturity, and I want to embrace the inevitable changes to come. The key is loving the body you’re given."
Eres polyamide and spandex suit, $455; eresparis.com
Robert Lee Morris 18k gold hoops, $1,750; 212-431-9405
"I like having a body that allows me to do the things I love doing."
Karla Colletto nylon and lycra suit, $368; bergdorfgoodman.com for similar styles
Prada satin and polyvinyl chloride heels, $750; similar
styles available at select Prada stores, prada.com for stores
R.J. Graziano lucite bangle, $25; 212-685-1248
Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz lucite bangle, $60; ben-amun.com
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