Attention parents: this is how to make your kids feel beautiful!
There are few women in the Hollywood, let alone the world, who love their bodies as much as Lena Dunham does!
And it’s all because of her parents!
“My parents both have really healthy attitudes about their own bodies but also about the range of things that can be beautiful,' she tells Marie Claire in our 25th anniversary issue. 'But they also just always made me feel pretty and cool and smart, even in the moments when I have known – and still know – that my body wasn’t fitting into a traditional Hollywood idea of the female body.
This could very easily be taken out of context, and I think it’s funny now, but I remember looking in the mirror as a kid and it would be like for an hour at a time, and I’d be like: ‘I’m just so beautiful. Everybody is so lucky that they get to look at me.’ And of course that changes as you get older, but I may have held on to that little-kid feeling that was me alone in my bathroom.”
Ha! And THAT is why she’s one of the funniest women in the biz!
We’re just glad there’s a person out there like Lena who tells people to love themselves for who they are.
Keep doing you, gurl!
[Image via Marie Claire UK.]