Katy Perry: ‘I actually feel a lot prettier with my short hair’

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On getting fillers but rocking natural assets:

I’ve done lasers and got [filler] injections under my eyes for the hollowing – which I’d recommend for everyone who wants a solution for their dark circles – but all of my assets are real. People tend to think they are fake, but it doesn’t really matter. We’re getting away from that negative stigma about physical alterations. Of course, always be your authentic self – but if someone wants a nose job that makes them feel better, and they love their profile more because of it, it’s like: “Go ahead!”

On her diet:

I love food, and sometimes if I’m in a bad mood, all I’ll want is the classic ice cream from McDonalds that tastes the same no matter what country you’re in. In the past year, I’ve eaten better than I have ever eaten – less fast food, less sugar ‘ and the sustainability of my body is so much better. My face just glows.

On cutting her hair:

Cutting my hair meant I didn’t have to hide behind it. My face really stands out [now], and I actually feel a lot prettier with my short hair. I’ve really gotten to know my face better.

… says 33 year-old Katy.

Step Back in Time – Katy in 2008:

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Iskra Lawrence: “I thought if I looked like “her” I’d be happy, successful and loved”

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On her body weight journey:

Both of these images are of me. The left is about 10years ago. And the right just under a month ago. I remember being proud of how skinny I looked during this shoot. And how now people call me fat when I’m just happy to be alive and grateful for this body I call my home. I used to seek approval from the fashion industry and tried to be “perfect”. I thought if I looked like “her” (an unrealistic beauty ideal), I’d be happy, successful and loved. All I found was failure (because you can’t change who you are), emptiness (because my time and energy was being used up trying to achieve something completely self absorbed and shallow sacrificing doing things I loved) and unhappiness (because no restrictive diet or abusive exercise feels good).

I share my experiences with you all because if you are feeling like I did there is another way and those recovering from EDs you’re not alone. The best thing I ever did was focus on looking after myself and being the best me I could be. Seeing value in who I was. The impact I could have in the world and people around me. Trying to give, instead of focusing on myself, my image and needing approval from others. And accepting that I am meant to be here just like you, and we were all created to be imperfectly perfect. I started Investing time into self-care, doing things that made me happy. Listening to my body and mind and nourishing them both, without guilt. That is 10years all squished into a lil insta caption but it did take time but it was soooo damn worth it. Because of what I went through My dream has always been to get self-care (mental, emotional and physical wellness) education into schools. And I’ve started that, but I also wanted to create something for adults that still needed a safe space that’s judgement free to go on a positive journey of self love and that’s why I created @everyBODYwithiskra I don’t have all the answers and I’m not ever trying to change anyone or tell people to do this and that etc. But I felt the need to create this as I wish I could have had this when I was struggling and if I’m able to use that to help even one person even better.

… says the 27 year-old model on Instagram.

 

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