It's easy to look at the stars we see in the media and imagine that they're forever flawless and confident. Of course, that's ridiculous: these celebrities may be famous, but they're also human beings with plenty of insecurities. Scream Queens star Emma Roberts is reminding us all of that fact by sharing what she was most insecure about showing off for her new Aerie campaign. Emma, who will take part in the Fall 2015 campaign which depicts un-retouched models, says that there's one thing she's always felt uncomfortable with, and that's her skin tone.
The 24 year old told People Magazine that she's always felt a little insecure about being a pale girl, especially after being made fun of for it as a kid:
As if we need any more reminder that kids really are the worst, Emma also told the magazine that the teasing fueled a bit of a spray tan addiction:
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.
Emma clearly has no problem rocking her natural skin tone now - her porcelain look is something she now plays up. It's a nice reminder that sometimes the thing you really hate about yourself as a kid can be something that you grow to appreciate as you get older. Emma told People Magazine that she hopes that the new Aerie campaign helps people everywhere start to embrace the real them - because you shouldn't have to be Photoshopped or made up beyond belief to feel beautiful:
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.
I can't wait to check out Emma's inspiring Aerie campaign - real is beautiful and it's about time we embraced it.
I feel like whenever girls see the word 'real,' they automatically think 'flaw'... I hope that with this campaign they start seeing 'real' as beautiful and just who you are, inside and out.