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Kim Kardashian West is joined by another celeb — unbelievably, her bestie — who's opening up about life with psoriasis.
On Monday, La La Anthony decided to break from the flawless Hollywood image to talk about her struggles with the unfortunate condition.
In fact, the TV host has paired with the National Psoriasis Foundation for their Picture Positivity campaign to spread awareness about the autoimmune disease and to promote body acceptance. LOVES it!
"I'm all about trying to help others out there and giving the best advice based on my experiences — so if I can continue to do that, I'm really happy. About 10 years ago is when I first noticed it, and I didn't know what it was. I had it really bad in my scalp and behind my ears, but my scalp is where I suffer from it the worst."
Oh no! We had no idea it was so bad.
"I've had this for a long time and I've still been able to go on and I've still been able to do all these amazing things, and I've never let psoriasis get in the way of any of that. You don't have to be ashamed, you don't have to hide in the closet because of it, you can still live life and do amazing things, which is what the Picture Positivity campaign is all about."
Though the starlet has hid her patchy skin beneath long-sleeved clothing and slicked back ponytails — she's now encouraging her peers to embrace their looks, rashes and all.
"We're just encouraging people to go to the website and share images of what they've been able to do with psoriasis to encourage and urge people in the community to push forward and not let this stop us, because there's a lot of people out there suffering in silence. I just want to be the face of it to say we don't have to do that — life does go on and it can be great, even if you have this condition."
Well said! Though we don't know what we love more, Miz Anthony's sense of empowerment or that she her found inspiration from her BFF. Yas, girl power!
"The thing I've taken from [Kim] is not to be afraid of it, not to be ashamed of it. It's something that we have; it doesn't make us any less human, or weird or freaky. It's about being open with what we have and being open with other people who are suffering from the same thing. If I was to take anything from her it would be that: to not be ashamed of it."
Awww! How sweet.
In fact, Kim and La La aren't alone in their struggles as fellow A-listers Cara Delevingne, Stacy London, and Cyndi Lauper all struggle with the same ailment. The 36-year-old went onto relay that "stress" is a major contributor for outbreaks of dry skin.
Hey, celebrities they're just like us!
"I would just tell anyone out there living with it, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider to make sure you understand the disease and know exactly what you're dealing with, but also don't be ashamed, don't be scared, you don't have to go into hiding like I haven't. Life goes on and you have to live your goals and dreams and not let it get in the way of anything."
What a beautiful way to put it! Claps all around.
[Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.]