Chrissy Metz has been candid about her struggle.
Before she struck it big on This Is Us, the actress was fighting hard to get a steady gig, going on only two auditions a year, and always finding herself among "the same small group of girls."
Related: Chrissy's Inspiring Journey To Fame
Now, thanks to the show, she's in a much happier, brighter place, and is spreading her message of hope and positivity everywhere she goes.
In her latest endeavor, the 36-year-old has written a letter to her teen self for this year's People's World's Most Beautiful issue, and it's a beautiful dose of inspiration.
"You are just as important and beautiful as Amy, the most gorgeous cheerleader in your entire school, even if your hair isn't the perfect natural shade of honey blonde or because your clothes aren't from Guess or that your curves look VERY different from hers. Contrary to the bill of goods you've been sold, life is not a competition. Stop comparing yourself to anyone or anything."
Amen! Comparing yourself to someone else is the fastest route to unhappiness ever!
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