15 Times Female Celebrities Confessed Their Body Image Insecurities — Because No One is Immune
Yeah, I know. Listening to stunning women talk about their perceived flaws can be exasperating at best, infuriating at worst. Admittedly, it does not bring out my favorite part of myself. You think your legs are bowed, Kate Moss? Poor baby. Your boobs are too big, Kate Upton? It’s a wonder you survive. I find myself wishing they’d all go take comfort in their respective magazine covers already, and leave the rest of us to wallow in our own stretch-mark-and-rogue-chin-hair-induced hells already. But when I stop rolling my eyes long enough to remember that beauty is subjective — no matter what the beauty industry would have us believe — and that we’re all in this journey toward body acceptance together, I get over myself. In fact, there’s some measure of comfort in knowing that even humans who embody society’s idealized version of pretty struggle with their silhouettes.
To that end, here are 15 gals who continually rank as “10s” on the frat boy scale. (Don’t you just love the frat boy scale?) While these starlets may look like they’ve got it all — money, beauty, money to get more beautiful — they’re actually as haunted by zits and wobbles as the rest of us. Click through, and then let's all agree to just accept it, shall we? We're all far more beautiful than we're willing to admit.
At the 2013 Golden Globes, US Weekly asked Claire Danes how she lost her baby weight so quickly. “I haven’t yet!” she said. “I am very strapped into this dress. This is Versace, and they are really masters of illusion.” Or maybe you just look great, girlfriend.
In 2011, the former VS angel put it out to the Twitterverse: “I’m jealous of people that can write computer code and chicas with no cellulite. What u jealous of?” Insecure ladies, unite!
She may have been at the premiere of her second Hunger Games film, but in a sheer-from-the-waist-down gown, Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t feeling on top of the world. “I think any time a girl has to show her thighs, it’s never going to be her favorite look,” she said. “I loved it, I loved the dress… if someone else wore it. It’s hard for any woman to look at a picture of herself and like it.” Ain’t it the truth?
The California blonde once told People she has the face of a duck. Seriously.
The Emmy-award winning actress thinks she can’t dress herself. “I know what I like but I have trouble putting everything together,” she told a reporter shortly after filming The Sweetest Thing . “Cameraon [Diaz] is this genius who can just sort of put these freaky things together and it all just works. She has that kind of mind. She’s very creative…. She’s very artistic that way and I’m just completely handicapped.”
This Seventh Heaven alum, gorgeous though she may be, wishes her legs were longer. And that she didn’t get so many pimples. And that her hips were slimmer. And… get the picture?
Kate Hudson admitted to lusting after the lips and legs of Gisele Bundchen in Self Magazine, but she did follow it up by saying: “You have to honor who you are.” Because, well, that’s how to lose insecurities in 10 days.
Never mind that she was married to arguably the biggest star on the planet at the time, Jennifer Aniston’s 30s were her awkward phase, according to the actress. And “The Rachel” look that made her a hair icon? “I thought it was the ugliest cut I’d ever seen,” she says.
Even Queen Bey cops to insecurity. “I wear big earrings because I don’t like my ears,” she’s said.
She may be among the world’s top five supermodels, but Naomi Campbell told E in 2013, after 28 years of looking fierce on runways: “I’m not actually very confident.”
She’s been called supernaturally pretty, and part of that is down to her piercing eyes, which are two different colors. But Kate Bosworth of Blue Crush fame refers to her multi-colored peepers as a “defect.” We prefer “coolest, most intriguing defect of all time,” but to each her own. Another women who described her face in terms of “defects?” Audrey freaking Hepburn.
When Scar Jo channeled Marilyn Monroe for a Dolce and Gabanna campaign last year, no one was particularly surprised — the Woody Allen muse is what you call a bombshell blonde, after all. But her own opinion? Meh. Recently, Scarlett told Barbara Walters that her body is “okay,” and “nothing particularly remarkable.” So, what’s the “problem?” Her thighs and midsection. Body dysmorphia at its finest, folks.
Academy Award winner? Check. Inclusion on World’s 50 Most Beautiful list in People Magazine? Check. Still insecure about the shape of her body? Check.
Despite being mostly comfortable with who she is, there’s always that [terrible, infuriating] voice that says: “Suck it in a little more,” said Lucy Hale to Self Magazine. If only that were a pretty little lie.
Even this Barbadian beauty has “fat days,” Rihanna admitted to Daybreak. She has even designed clothes for them, specifically. “No one is ever 100 percent like, ‘Yes, I’m the bomb-dot-com, from head to toe!’” she explained. And amen to that.