7 Celebrities Who Struggled With Low Self-Esteem Show Us We’re Not Alone
Everybody feels insecure, from ordinary people to famous icons. Not feeling good enough can make you feel anxious about everyday things, such as your goals and relationships with other people. Many will agree that insecurities are a part of our everyday lives, but it’s about how we overcome them that matters. It’s crucial to challenge your negative thoughts, accept your downfalls, and reflect on the bright sides of life to conquer your low-self esteem.
We at Bright Side want to share a list of celebrities who battled certain insecurities and show how they inspire us to stay true to ourselves.
1. Naomi Campbell
Growing up, Naomi Campbell never felt confident in her skin. She would often get teased, people would call her silly nicknames, and she felt insufficient — like she wasn’t enough. Even Campbell, a person with some of the most attractive legs, would feel the need to cover her body because of her insecurities.
Campbell believes it takes time to accept your body and that it comes with age. She claims that it is important to not take your body for granted, and working out is key to having a good mentality.
2. Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts claims she is insecure about 2 things: her pale complexion and her height. She has been made fun of for her complexion her entire life, which led her to develop a complex about it. However, her insecurity about her height came from within since she has always felt like she was too short.
Roberts believes it is crucial to have your own opinion rather than listening to what others have to say about you — the older we get, the more we allow this, but we should never forget how important it is to find the self-esteem we had as children.
3. Kim Kardashian
Most of us hide our insecurities behind makeup or clothes, like Kim Kardashian, but we can’t help still feeling doubtful about ourselves inside. Kim grew up in an era where it was beautiful to be tall and slim, and she wasn’t happy with her famous curves. She was also diagnosed with autoimmune issues, where she developed feelings of depression.
Kardashian’s father had a big influence on her confidence. He wrote her a long letter when she was in high school, telling her she may be uncomfortable now, but eventually, she will love her body. He also told her that in the future, many guys might take advantage of her body and that she shouldn’t let them want her for the wrong reasons.
4. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is insecure about her own voice — she suffered throughout her career over it. She has always wanted to be a singer and a dancer, but getting judged and compared to other singers has caused her insecurity to rise.
Lopez says that Marc Anthony helps her get over her insecurity at the time, telling her she’s the only one stopping herself from realizing her full potential.
5. Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci is insecure about her age, like how young she was, and now that she’s older, she feels younger, doing child-like things.
Ricci says that reaching fame at such a young age made her feel out of touch with the world and she couldn’t tell what was normal. She didn’t have a full life of experience to know how she got to fame, and emotionally, she struggled with it.
6. Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger felt like she didn’t “fit in” growing up and she was very hard on herself. She underwent feelings of loneliness and felt lost throughout her career. Because of this, she developed an eating disorder and battled with bulimia.
She would advise her younger self and people who struggle with similar matters to find purpose because “you are perfect and you are precious.” She believes the challenges are there to prepare you for the hardships of life, and you are not meant to fit in, but rather, stand out.
7. Joan Rivers
Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter, revealed that Joan was very insecure about her looks, age, being overlooked, and being irrelevant to many. She was scared that people would forget about her one day.
However, she was very confident about performing in front of people, and she knew that she would always impress her audience. Joan Rivers believed that if someone stops and thinks about everything they’ve achieved, they won’t worry about the future, and this is what drove her to become fearless on stage.
Are your insecurities similar to those of these celebrities? Did you overcome them?