Gabourey Sidibe in Feb. 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar

*Actress Gabourey Sidibe, the Golden Globe- and SAG-nominated star of “Precious,” appears in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar with a fresh makeover and comments regarding her larger-than-life tremendous self-confidence, which she admits took some time to develop.

“It came late, too late in my life,” she recalls of changing her attitude. “One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl.”

These days, Gabourey’s fashion choices tend to include bold colors and glam gowns, including her favorite — the David Meister number she wore to the L.A. premiere of “Precious.”

“It was so va va voom, my boobs looked so good in it. I had diamonds on too. Diamonds really do it.”

Gabourey says she’s perfectly content with her size and has no plans to shed any of it.

“I hate yoga so much. Like if yoga was a person, I’d stab them,” she jokes. “It doesn’t make any sense to kill yourself, because who are you trying to be beautiful for? It’s a mind game, not a body game.”

Hear more from Gabourey Sidibe in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands January 12, or at