I have a complex about being pale: Emma
American actor Emma Roberts (above) says that she has been made fun of due to her pale complexion, which has made her insecure about it.
“I definitely have a complex about being pale because I’ve been made fun of my whole life, so I was nervous about that,” the 24-year-old said. “When I was a kid, everyone would be like, ‘Your legs are so pale! I can’t believe you’re wearing a dress’! And I would get so embarrassed. I would get spray tans, and I look back at those photos now, and I just think: ‘Oh my goodness, you’re orange’. I would tell my younger self to stop spray-tanning so much. Just own it,” Roberts said.
Last year, a lingerie brand launched a award-winning ad campaign, which features unretouched shots of women of all skin tones and body types, and Roberts was eager to take part, reported People magazine. “I just loved the thought behind it. The whole idea was inspiring,” says the Scream Queens actor.
“Yes, I’m an actor, but I’m also a real girl. Seeing (photoshopped) ads, you get kind of bummed. You’re like, ‘Ugh, do these people really look like that?’,” she added.
The star hopes to inspire others. “I hope that with this campaign, they start seeing ‘real’ as beautiful and just who you are, inside and out.”