We’ve heard it time and time again; that Hollywood’s body image standards are very demanding on actresses. Many young stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer have spoken publicly about the pressure to be stick thin and look “perfect” in the competitive industry and now Chloe Grace Moretz is following suit.
The 19-year-old actress spoke with Elle Magazine about her desires to give into the pressures and how her mother helped he stay grounded.
“When I was 16. I wanted a boob job,” she said. “I wanted the fat pad under my chin to be removed. I wanted a butt reduction, or whatever. And my mom said, ‘Absolutely not, you’re not allowed to have plastic surgery.’ And because of that, I found a lot of power within my insecurities. They’re what make me who I am now.”
Moretz told the mag that she learned to love her appearance and turned to healthy methods like nutrition and exercise to feel comfortable with her body.
“Yes, I have had hair extensions,” she said. “Yes, the reason I have this body is because I work out seven times a week. Yes, I eat really clean — even though I don’t always want to, and I definitely cheat. But you’re not just born with this. Sometimes you have to fight for and work for things, and be happy with who you are at the same time. And that’s a really hard balance but I want to show it to young women.”
She also wants to show young women that you don’t always have to look glamorous. Chloe said that she prefers posting natural images on her social media accounts to show that she’s a normal human being.
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— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) May 11, 2016
“I try to not post Instagrams where I Facetune my face and I wear a ton of makeup. I want to be as natural as can be,” she said. “And I want to break it down for young women so they understand that you’re not just ‘born’ like this.”
Read more of Chloe’s interview at Elle where she talks about her relationship with Brooklyn Beckham and friendship with Meghan Trainor.
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