Even gorgeous, super successful actresses have to deal with yucky feelings of self-doubt. This is something that stunner Priyanka Chopra unpacked during her recent interview with Allure magazine. She speaks openly about the reasons that women feel so tied to and validated by their beauty. She explains that its different for men because women have historically and largely been “treated as second-class citizens.”
Chopra also reveals how this has made way for cattiness and competition amongst women. She says that we’ve been fed this idea that only one of us can win and it’s always the most beautiful, thinnest and sweetest.
This has caused women to exert energy attempting to elbow others out of the picture instead of cultivating an environment where women lift each other up and help each other.
While on set for our cover shoot, #PriyankaChopra shared a moment of vulnerability with Allure’s digital editorial director @kelly.bales. Later, in her editor’s letter, Kelly contemplated the meaning behind it: “Is it possible that all self-doubt is not actually grounded in something real? The more I think about it, the more I start to process that the whole concept of self-doubt is bullshit.” Link in bio to read her full introduction of our first-ever digital cover. — ?: @andymadeleine_ ⭐️: @priyankachopra
Chopra thinks that all of these magazines that push the idea of losing weight or the need to starve oneself just to please a man are abhorrent and atrocious.
They ultimately do much more harm than good.
Chopra believes that recognizing those moments of self-doubt and being overly critical with yourself should be the very first step toward overcoming those thoughts and getting past them.
Whether it’s looking in the mirror after a party or realizing that you gained 10 pounds, understanding that your body is still beautiful and worthwhile and loving it is necessary in the first step toward real self-acceptance.
Chopra wants women to love themselves because “you’re your best friend.”
Announcing our first-ever digital cover, starring @PriyankaChopra. “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. And everyone doesn't look the same way, so the world needs to be trained to see beauty differently.” Link in bio to read Chopra’s thoughts on why inclusivity is the key to expanding our culture’s definition of beauty. — Photographer: @studio_jackson Interview: @thesamhita Stylist: @jaimekaywaxman Hair: @bobrecine Makeup: @susiesobol_makeup Manicure: @nailglam
Not only will this open up a world of confidence and strength, but will also allow women to feel less jealousy and competitive attention when it comes to other women.
When another woman shines and prospers, there is a sisterhood and a camaraderie that should be the direct response.
Chopra says “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and everyone doesn’t look the same way.” This fact is something to be cherished and celebrated.