Emma Watson and More Celebrities Get Real About Body Image
If you think that celebrities are living perrrfect lives, you are very wrong. Even these ladies deal with their insecurities and people scrutinizing every part of their body. But through the years, we're glad they were able to get through this challenge and we hope their words of encourage you to do the same.
- Emma Watson
Asked whether she agrees with actress Amy Schumer's statement which says, "Even the most beautiful girls think they are disgusting," Em explained and agreed completely. "I, as a 21-year-old, was riddled with insecurity and self-critiquing. Some of my friends still are. I realized that I didn't like friends taking photos of me when I wasn't working and I actually got in a fight about this issue," she explained. "And I wondered, why is this bothering me? Why does this make me so insecure? And I realized it's because I can't even reconcile myself with my own image on the front of these magazines.
"Comparing myself to how I look, when I've gone through all of that makeup and styling, in my normal life is...just...I can't live up to it. I was like, 'Holy sh*t! If that's how I feel—and I get to be the person who's on the cover of those magazines—how's anyone else meant to cope?'"
Eventually, Em, being the smart lady she is, realized that she's in a system that causes people to feel that way. Now, she's finally gotten through that feeling. (via Esquire.co.uk)
- Cara Delevingne
Cara has spoken strongly about how being part of the modeling industry messed up with her for a while. "Modeling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while. It didn' make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was...I felt so old," she said, revealing that she couldn't imagine how younger girls are feeling. "I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick. It's horrible and it's disgusting. [We're talking about] young girls. You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to...not great stuff."
Fortunately, the model-actress has gotten stronger as time went by. "I am a lot harder than I was and I feel like all of that modeling, life, rejection, everything, was preparation for this, and now that I am doing this I am the happiest person in the whole world," Cara admitted. (via TeenVogue.com)
"I am a lot harder than I was and I feel like all of that modeling, life, rejection, everything, was preparation for this, and now that I am doing this I am the happiest person in the whole world." —Cara Delevingne
- Demi Lovato
Demi has been very vocal about body image after she lived through a number of issues. "When I was gaining weight because I was becoming a woman, I would look at those images and say to myself, 'Wait, this is not what I look like. I'm getting fat on the hips and on my butt,'" she said. At 18, she checked into rehab to deal with her problems and after she came out, she's been vocal about loving your own body and being confident in your own skin. (via People.com)
- Kendall Jenner
Yes, supermodels deal with lot of things, too. When she was younger, Kenny dealt with "such bad acne. It completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn't even look at people when I talked to them. I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face." She then tried treatments to let her acne heal and wanted everyone to know that "it's been a process: It wasn't anything that happened overnight. But slowly, I'm working towards not caring, and I'm just in so much of a better place about it all now that I'm older." (via Byrdie.com)
"What I want everyone to understand is that it's been a process: It wasn't anything that happened overnight. But slowly, I'm working towards not caring, and I'm just in so much of a better place about it all now that I'm older." —Kendall Jenner
- Alessia Cara
There's a reason that everyone can relate to Alessia's "Scars to Your Beautiful." It's because everyone wants to eventually learn to love themselves better. During an interview, the singer shared what she'll tell her younger self about body image if she got the chance to. "Growing up, I worried about every little thing. I was like, 'oh I'm not good enough, I'm not confident enough, I'm not pretty enough, I'm not this and that,'" she said. "I would cry about my appearance, and cry about a bunch of things that don't matter to me now. I would just say, the stuff that matters now won't matter in a few years, and just chill out and enjoy your life." (via TeenVogue.com)
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
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