Hayden Panettiere may have been famous as a teen, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t a victim of bullying.
When the actress was just 16, a tabloid mag released a pic of her backside with the word “cellulite” written across it. The Heroes star, 23, recounted to Women’s Health:
“I was mortified. It gave me such body dysmorphia for so long. But I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better.”
Later on, the Nashville star realized that when she feels good about herself, she looks good. She shared:
“People can tell when you’re happy with being you and when you’re not. It’s only cheesy because it’s true. As I’ve gotten older and grown into my body, I’ve started realizing that the way you carry yourself and that light coming out of your eyes are the most attractive things about you.”
Well, even celebrities get their fair share of the real world!
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