I have a com­plex about be­ing pale: Emma

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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.”

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