Willow Smith has been getting a fair amount of exposure in the last month after the premiere of her mother’s Facebook show, Red Table Talk. The series features Willow, her mother, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jada’s mother, Adrienne Banfield, as they discuss all of the pertinent topics in the lives of women today.
And on Monday, Willow opened up about her body image insecurities. The “Whip My Hair” singer admitted she struggled with the fact that her body wasn’t as “curvy” as some other girls.
Willow explained that “curvier” girls always ended up dating the boys she liked. She couldn’t help but feel jealous because of it. “Curvier girls have always gotten more attention from the boys that I’ve liked,” the daughter of Will Smith explained.
It started happening over and over again as she got older, and she began to seriously consider if she’s just not that desirable. “Is my body just not what society likes?”
Willow went on to state that it’s difficult when her friends say to her that it must be great to wear revealing clothing and not have people react to her differently. People always want what they can’t have, or maybe her friend’s statements are just passive-aggressiveness.
When reading a question from Facebook, a question asking as to why women are “so mean” when it comes to appearances, Willow said it’s “all about envy.”
“Because they wished they had what the other person has,” the daughter of Jada and Will Smith explained. Demonstrating wisdom far beyond her years, Willow said mean comments are mostly just reflections of themselves.
The 19-year-old wasn’t the only one to talk about her daily struggle with self-esteem. Her mother, Jada, goes on to talk about what it’s like to deal with hair loss as an aging woman. For many, it’s an issue which causes a lot of embarrassment.