Former That’s So Raven star Raven Symone says that whenever she needs a self-esteem boost, she goes right back to the person who’s always been there — her mom.
The 23-year-old actress dished to People about handling the criticism on her weight. Here’s what she had to say:
On her biggest fan: “She’ll [my mom] call me and say, ‘You’re very pretty.’ I’m like, ‘Thanks, Mommy!’ and that’s my confidence for the day.”
On the body critics: “People come up to me and have certain words for me, but you know what I do? I say, ‘I’m healthy, I exercise, I believe in myself, and I think Iâ€™m beautiful’.”
On how she ignores the haters: “You just have to learn how to transform the pressures into something that doesnâ€™t soak into you on a personal level. You see it, you breathe past it, you donâ€™t let it sink into your self-esteem.”
Later today, Raven is helping out at a Dove-sponsored self-esteem workshop hoping to boost girl’s self confidence in themselves in Cape May, N.J.
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