“I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.” […] “I don’t have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I’m rather funny looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness.”
I don’t know if men wake up, look in the mirror and hate themselves. Most women do. So I have a big secret: I don’t look in the mirror. I’m a 60-year-old woman. I am not going to look the same as I used to, and I don’t want to be confronted by that every day! When I get out of the shower, I have a choice: I can dry myself off looking in the mirror, or I can dry myself off with my back to it. I turn my back to the mirror, and I feel great! I don’t want women to hate themselves, because I think women are extraordinary.
29 year-old model Robyn Lawley recently opened up on social media about her battle with Lupus, which caused her a seizure and serious fall, leading to multiple facial scars.
As I’m getting ready to return to work, feeling strong and near myself again, I want to be completely honest with you, in this day and age where we seemingly share all, I needed some time, healing physically and emotionally. I do however want the truth known. Nearly 2 months ago I had an accident. There’s a reason I was public about my lupus and aps diagnosis from the start, a lifelong incurable (for now) condition I didn’t know what I or still am in for.
I unfortunately had a seizure on my staircase, I fell from over 7ft and landed on my face. I suppose it’s ironic that I’m a model, however I’m grateful I didn’t break my neck. I’ve managed to come full circle with that gratefulness, and luck. I could of had it holding my daughter for example, or I could be in a wheelchair, or not breathing at all.
With fashion week coming soon I wanted to acknowledge my new lighting bolt scar on my forehead (aka offical wizard now ?♀️) lip and chin. As the scars fade, apart of me wants nothing to do with them and a part of me wants to embrace them. They make us who we are. Plus wearing daily makeup to cover my face is something I do not do.
On whether her facial injury shook her confidence:
Any time someone gets injured, it looks pretty bad in the beginning, and you’re like, “What is this going to wind up like?” You just don’t know. It was also a perception thing, because I look at myself [now] and I see it quite a bit, but other people are like, “I wouldn’t have even noticed.” Nobody else looks at you as much as you think they do. Nobody notices as much as you think they will, so that’s been nice to learn.
On the advice she’d give young women to encourage them to be more confident:
The first thing I would tell them is that we’re all insecure; that’s just called being human. I feel like the most important thing to realize is that even people who seem to be superconfident have insecurities that they are dealing with. Honestly, you just do the best you can. Don’t worry about things you can’t change.
Kim Kardashian, who allegedly weighs 119 pounds without hair extensions, posted a video on social media recently, where her sisters compliment her on looking very skinny. During the conversation, Kim is delighted and thankful when Kendall says that her older sister looks like she doesn’t eat.