Janet Jackson Reveals Insecurities About Her Iconic Smile: ‘I Thought I Looked Like The Joker’
Janet Jackson is the cover star of InStyle magazine’s October beauty issue!
In the deeply personal feature, 52-year-old Jackson opens up about everything from the death of her father Joe Jackson to the physical insecurities she struggled with earlier on in life — and she’s never felt more relatable.
Most would assume with a career like hers that spans over multiple decades, and filled with accolades, the mother of one was always confident (or at least had to appear so).
However like many women, Janet didn’t always love her body and natural beauty:
“A lot of it has to do with experience, getting older. Understanding, realizing that there isn’t just one thing that is considered beautiful. Beautiful comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. I had to find something in my body that I loved, and that was difficult for me to do.”
She credits leaving a toxic relationship in her 30s and attending therapy to getting herself back on track:
“I got out of a funky relationship and finally got back to me. I went to therapy, which was all about finding that thing you like about yourself. The realization that, you know what, you’re not so bad after all.”
But the most shocking revelation? The All For You singer once compared her iconic smile to that of Batman’s nemesis, The Joker:
“At first, I couldn’t find anything. I would look in the mirror and start crying. I didn’t like that I was not attractive. I didn’t like anything about me. But I wound up falling in love with the small of my back. And then from there I found more things.
And then finally realizing my smile isn’t that bad after all. I thought I looked like the Joker because it was so big.”
Color us surprised, because Janet’s smile is one of the many things we adore about her!
The multi-hyphenate star also shared what she believes is the key for finding beauty within:
“It’s vulnerability. It’s power. It’s confidence. It’s happiness. It’s seeing the goodness in the soul. It’s spirituality. It’s being selfless and what you do for others before doing for yourself.”
Catch the full feature when it hits newsstands on September 14th.
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