Under the Hollywood microscope
The most challenging thing about confidence is how hard it is to find it. No matter how fit or fabulous others think you are, we always tend to focus on the things we don’t quite like about ourselves whenever we look in the mirror.
And while you may think the famous faces in Hollywood are immune to those self-deprecating thoughts, we can assure you they’re not. There are entire businesses built on criticizing celebrities’ appearances (we see you, E! Fashion Police), so if anything, being a celebrity makes confidence that much more elusive.
Yet, somehow, they’ve managed. They’ve found ways to rise above the critiques and the trolls and learn to truly love themselves, so we’re taking a cue from them and sharing five of their best tips.
What is your real goal?
Rita Ora explained her workout philosophy to Shape magazine (and it’s a good one): “I didn’t start working out to get skinnier — I started working out to feel better. And I think it’s important for women to know that. Don’t be obsessed with being thin. You just have to be fit, healthy, and strong.” Amen, sister.
You are a queen
Demi Lovato has slowly but surely become the queen of confidence. She released a song called “Confident,” and has been an advocate for body image acceptance for years. Getting vocal about her past and present on Twitter, she encouraged women to look beyond their size: “Sometimes when I’m having bad body image issue days, I remind myself that I’d rather live in freedom from my eating disorder than worry about what people think about my body. I am more than a number and a jean size.”