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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It seems like Lea Michele is getting out of her “Rachel Berry” comfort zone!
The singer is one of the endorsers of Candie’s, and in the brand’s fall 2012 ad campaign, the Glee star flaunts her thin but toned legs in a lace mini-dress with matching fuchsia heels. In another shot, she again showed off her legs in a thigh-high turquoise mini-skirt with a lively floral top. Along with the print ads, Michele will also star in her first television commercial for the Candie’s clothing and shoe brand. She said in a release:
“The idea behind the commercial is very cute. I’m walking down the street, pass by a Kohl’s store, and this amazing pair of Candie’s shoes in the window catches my eye. Well, there just so happens to be a stock boy working in the window, and while I’m staring at the shoes, falling in love with them, he thinks I’m looking and falling in love with him, but girls love their shoes, so…”
Lea might have been able to fool the stock boy, but she can’t fool anyone about her current on-cam and off-cam boyfriend, Glee co-star Cory Montieth. The couple made their relationship public last February.
Michele debuted as a Candie’s girl in January, and she joins a stellar list of the brand’s former spokesmodels: Vanessa Hudgens, Hayden Panettiere, Fergie, and Britney Spears.
I wonder if these ads are a hint for what Rachel Berry will be like in the fourth season of Glee.
Hayden Panettiere and Scotty Mcknight have their heads in the clouds…literally.
The couple was spotted parasailing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 3. The 22-year-old actress took photos of the ride while wearing a bikini, but her New York Jets boyfriend just seemed to enjoy the breathtaking ride.
Back at their resort, the pair, who has been together for more than a year now, was seen engaging in some PDA. Although Hayden previously dated Wladimir Klitschko, the Ukraine’s heavyweight boxing champion, it can’t be said that the actress is only into athletes. She also previously dated some Hollywood stars, including MTV reality star Stephen Colletti and her Heroes co-star, Milo Ventimiglia. When asked about the speculation, the actress simply laughed and said:
“See, I date two athletes, and then people assume I only like athletes, but if I dated all actors, people wouldn’t say anything. But I like it. It’s been a really cool thing because they’re in similar circles, where they understand the schedule, the work ethic, the social aspect, but they’re not exactly in your industry, so it works out well. I’ve always been that girl who has a lot of dude friends. I’m into sports, so Scotty and I have a lot in common.”
Looks like Hayden has finally found herself a keeper.
With a new television show in the making, it’s not surprising to spot 22-year-old Hayden Panettiere with her 24-year-old boyfriend, Scotty McKnight, working out in the gym. The couple, who has been dating for quite some time, was seen walking in the Brentwood area, beaming and relaxed. Both stars were wearing classy workout outfits, especially Hayden, who was in a tight, red T-shirt and black, knee-length, spandex bottoms. The former Heroes star started dating the American football player after breaking up with heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko in 2011.
She is set to return to TV this fall in the new ABC series Nashville. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new TV series will use original country songs to narrate the story of a complex family in Nashville.
Also, they spilled that although Hayden will be the “bad girl” in the series, her character will have a major redeeming quality that will allow the audience to see through her imperfect behavior and make her character seem somewhat sympathetic.
Better count down the days ‘til fall, Hayden fans!