Chrissy Metz is the next in our seven days of beauties countdown

By Kate Hogan
April 18, 2017 08:30 AM

In the seven months since This Is Us premiered, Chrissy Metz has found herself squarely in the spotlight — both for her on- and off-screen personas.

The 36-year-old Golden Globe nominee is showing women of all sizes to love themselves — and that’s just one of the reasons why she’s number seven in our seven days of beauties, leading up to the reveal of PEOPLE’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful woman on Wednesday, April 19.

Credit: Jim Wright

“You don’t realize that somebody who’s average or even very fit could relate to someone who’s overweight,” she recently told PEOPLE, “but it’s not about our size — it’s how we look at ourselves and how we feel about ourselves.”

Though the brunette beauty does want to lose weight — and revealed her character on the NBC hit will, too — it’s “not for anybody but myself,” she added to PEOPLE. I want to have a fit, healthy body and not have to be put in a box. I don’t want to be limited by anything.”

Come back every day for another sneak peek at our World’s Most Beautiful issue, and be sure to join us on Wednesday, April 19, for the big reveal!