This piece is on Emma Roberts. A 24-year old small-breasted babe who is wise beyond her years. Read on to see what we can learn from her.
Have you seen those Us Weekly magazine features, “Stars – they’re just like us!” You know the ones, where they show stars doing all important tasks like schlepping groceries or wiping their kids’ noses.
Paris Hilton – she buys dog food . . . just like us!
Justin Timberlake – he eats Doritos . . . just like us!
I had my own version of that recently when reading about Emma Roberts. Emma was quoted in Allure magazine, “I’m a small-B boob. I can’t even fit into Victoria’s Secret bras. They’re all too big!”
Hey, that’s just like us!
Yep, Emma’s a member of the Itty Bitty Committee too. And she’s not ashamed.
FROM UNIBROWS TO SMALL BOOBS
What I love about Emma is that she’s not afraid to own who she is – flaws and all.
Emma told Allure magazine, “I had a unibrow until 4th grade. To me, the most beautiful people are the people who embrace their ‘flaws,’ people who just own what they have.”
Now that doesn’t mean she’s anti waxing her brows, it just means she’s learned to work with what she’s got.
Spray tans to hide pale skin? She’s been there. Says Emma, “I also used to get spray tanned a lot, because I used to get made fun of for being so pale. And I’ve just embraced it, because even if I feel like I look good, I know it’s not real. So I embrace being short and pale.”
Last year she posed for an Aerie lingerie campaign under the condition that there would be no retouching. This was inspired by a conversation she had with her younger sister. Her sister said that she didn’t want to post a photo of herself with Emma on Instagram because she was afraid of being criticized.
“She came up to me and said, ‘Please don’t post that; people are calling me ugly on your Instagram.’ I’m getting choked up talking about it . . . I thought, Here’s my little sister, and people are calling her ugly.”
So when Aerie contacted Emma about posing for a lingerie shoot, she agreed, but only under the condition that there would be absolutely no re-touching. She believed it was important – not only for her sister, but for the public – to know that there’s Emma Roberts and then there’s Emma – hair down and minimal makeup.
WHAT A BABE
Here she is in the Aerie Campaign.
And ain’t nothin’ wrong with a little push-up.
She also loves the “visible bra” look. It adds a bit of sex appeal, and because she has subtle curves she can draw attention to this without looking too over the top.
Rocking a super low cut jumpsuit.
WHY SHE’S A SMALL-BREASTED BABE
What I love about Emma is that she reminds us that it’s OK to get dolled up, e.g. wax your eyebrows, wear a push-up bra every now and then, etc., but it’s also important to be OK with letting that all go. To know that you don’t *need* all that fluff to feel good about yourself. To really enjoy those “dolled up” moments, you have to be OK with your real self underneath – otherwise you will always feel like you’re living behind a facade.
She told Who What Wear some good advice from her mom that’s always stuck with her:
“My mom always said to me when I was younger, ‘Emma, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the most expensive dress in the room or something from you know, Target. If you have confidence, you will be the most beautiful person there.’ I would always roll my eyes at her, and then as I get older I realize it’s true. The people that I flock to are people that are confident, happy, and funny.”
Isn’t that what it’s all about? At the end of the day, we all just want to feel happy and confident. So it makes sense that we are drawn to others who exude that. THAT – the “sparkle” – is what we want – not their perfect hair, boobs, etc.
So when you find yourself obsessing over success, attention, looking perfect, and other superficial fluff – remember, that’s not what it’s about. You don’t need all the “stuff” to feel content and confident. That’s already in you right now. It’s up to you to put it out there.