Elle Fanning Opens Up About Beauty Standards

Elle Fanning Opens Up About Beauty Standards

Elle Fanning knows beauty comes from the inside!

The 19-year-old actress recently opened up about an experience she had in school that impacted her confidence but helped her realize physical beauty isn’t what matters.

“I was home-schooled until third grade. In fourth grade I went to a regular school, and it was the first time I had been in a classroom with kids my age, so I was a little freaked out,” Elle explained to Glamour.

She continued, “My hair is actually really curly, so I got it blown out straight, and I wore contacts – my eyes are terrible – and this one boy came to me on the playground and said, ‘You’re so beautiful. I’m going to marry you!’ Whatever. Then the next day I washed my hair, so it was curly, and wore my glasses. And he told me, ‘I’m not going to marry you anymore.’ I’m like, What? All because of physical appearance? Heartbreaking.”

“I think [moving beyond this old view of beauty] starts with what people put out there. Airbrushing is not attractive. Imperfections are what’s beautiful,” Elle added.

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