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Gabourey Sidibe inspires women with her body-positive lingerie pic (PHOTO)

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Gabourey Sidibe's sexy V magazine photo shoot encourages fans to embrace their curves

Gabourey Sidibe proudly put her curves on display for V magazine's 100th-anniversary issue, which sees her sporting sexy lingerie.

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Sidibe was clearly pleased with the results, as she took to Instagram to post an image that shows her wearing a black lace number. In the caption, she thanks the publication and photographers, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, for their great work.

"Another photoshoot for @vmagazine with @inezandvinoodh for #v100," she wrote.

Another photoshoot for @vmagazine with @inezandvinoodh for #v100

A photo posted by Gabby Sidibe (@gabby3shabby) on

Sidibe is an extremely talented actress, but another reason she's so influential is because she's unapologetic about who she is. Her body positivity is inspiring, and it's clearly rubbing off on fans who now feel encouraged to embrace their own curves.

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"I adore you!! @gabby3shabby keep pushing beautiful... you are helping some young girl or woman out there love themselves as well as embracing their curves!!", akeenay shared.

"Amazing woman @gabby3shabby ! I am so proud to be black, so proud to be a woman when I see you ! As young black woman, I am so glad to be even a little reflection of you.. I feel glad, I feel proud. May God bless you over and over again!...," sheistreicy wrote.

Beyoutifful.kinks also commented on the picture, writing, "You're so beautiful, Gabby! I love your spirit!"

This is by no means Sidibe's first time featuring in V magazine, as she previously graced the cover of the publication's 2010 issue. She posted a throwback image from the 2010 cover, along with a thank you message.

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"#Flashbackfriday to my first magazine cover!! @vmagazine marked a huge milestone in my journey and I am grateful to them and @inezandvinoodh for shooting me. I was so young and beautiful then. Now I'm younger and even more beautiful," she wrote.

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