In an interview with Glamour, Lili Reinhart opened up all about her ongoing struggles with body dysmorphia. The actress even admitted that just the night before the interview, she was crying on facetime with her mom. The reason was her anxiety and sadness about her acne. Lili has always been very honest with her fans in the past about her struggle with body dysmorphia. But in this interview, she got more candid than ever before, admitting that her type of body dysmorphia actually stems from her acne. She revealed, “I see any acne on my face as an obsessive thing, It’s the only thing I can think about, and edit makes me want to hide.”
But Lili isn’t the only star battling with these insecurities. Lili told Glamour that Lorde reached out to her when she first opened up about her acne on Instagram, saying, “Lorde actually messaged me on Instagram when I had spoken out about my acne, and she was like, ‘Girl, I feel you. I’m totally on the same page as you.’ It was really comforting and very sweet of her.” Here is the extremely sad truth behind every Lili Reinhart bikini picture.
Lili Reinhart’s Struggle With Body Dysmorphia
In 2020, Lili Reinhart noticed a lengthy question left by a fan on Twitter about body image and how the cast of Riverdale feels about portraying such falsely perfect bodies while playing teenagers. The number of questions and comments Lili gets on the regular probably end up passing her by, but one seems to have hit home for her. In the now-deleted tweet, the fan tweeted at Lili and asked what she thought about “25+year-olds portraying teenagers with perfectly chiseled bodies.” They also questioned whether the show “aimed at teenagers are contributing to unrealistic body expectations and body image issues.”
Lili saw the questions and came through with a very open response. She immediately opened up about her own experience throughout her time on the show. Lili responded in a series of tweets by saying, “Actually, not everyone on this show is perfectly chiseled. And even I feel intimidated by the physique of my surrounding cast mates sometimes when I have to do bra/underwear scenes. I’ve felt very insecure due to the expectation that people have for women on TV, what they should look like.”
The star added that she’s now come to terms with her body and that there’s no way fans would ever see her walking on a runway. She said, “I have bigger boobs, I have cellulite on my thighs/butt, and my stomach sticks out rather than curves in.” She also got real about the fact that this is something that she is still struggling with and that her ongoing battle with depression has caused her even to gain some weight.
The Sad Truth Behind Every Lili Reinhart Bikini Picture And Underwear Scene
Lili has chosen to take the high road and embrace all she has to offer to empower other women, so they don’t feel bad for comparing themselves to unrealistic expectations. She said, “I did a recent bra and underwear scene and felt it was my obligation to be strong and show confidence in myself, looking as I do. And I want other young women to see my body on TV and feel comfort in the fact that I’m not a size 0. And I’m not a perfect hourglass shape.”
The actress blamed the industry and its unrealistic beauty standards and even included the names of people who represent body positivity. Lili said: “This industry struggles with accurate representation of female and male bodies. So I commend the women who have helped our industry take a step in the right ~and authentic~ direction. (Charli Howard being my favorite role model).”
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The general public commended Lili for always keeping it real with her fans, especially regarding her depression. Lili has been very open about her struggles with mental health and body image and has helped fans realize that she’s just an ordinary girl with the same struggles as everyone else.
Back in October 2019, Lili was named the face of CoverGirl, and as an advocate for embracing one’s individuality, she said in a press release for the brand, “I have always been a huge believer in embracing one’s uniqueness and finding ways to feel good in your skin.” She added, “Since I was 13, makeup has been an incredible source of confidence for me and a tool that can be used to enhance the natural beauty that exists in all of us.”
She took to Twitter in May 2017, saying, “To anyone out there who feels depressed or hopeless… do not f***ing give up on yourself. You’re all you’ve got. And you deserve the world.” Then she added, “And when I’m feeling depressed or sad, I remind myself how far I’ve come. And how I didn’t let my depression consume me.”
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