Cape Town – Priyanka Chopra is using her cover for Allure magazine’s summer digital issue as the perfect example to be more confident.
Along with her stunning fresh-faced cover, the actress and activist gave an insightful pep talk, telling women to stop hating themselves.
SCROLL THROUGH PRIYANKA’S STUNNING ALLURE COVER SHOOT HERE:
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Reaching out to all young girls and women, Priyanka explains how critically analysing a close-up of her make-up free photo shoot made her realise women are too hard on themselves.
“Because it was right here [so close], I could see pores, I could see swelling, I could see freckles, I saw so much and I was just like, ‘Ugh’.
“So, what did I expect my face to look like? Photoshopped, filtered?”
Priyanka then goes on to point out that women have just become so accustomed to conditioning because they have always been told to look a certain way or act a certain way.
“So, I really thought about it in the walk from the computer to set, and I was like, ‘You know what it is, it’s conditioning.’
“For eons we have been told as women, that this is what we should look like, and this is the standard of beauty we need to follow.”
The 35-year-old continues: “Can we, for a second, love ourselves.”
LISTEN TO PRIYANKA’S INSPIRING PEP TALK HERE: