Troian Bellisario On Real Beauty: I Couldn’t Care Less About Being ‘Pretty’ Or ‘Perfect’
Troian Bellisario shared her thoughts on true beauty with young fans who may be getting the wrong idea from pop culture.
The “Pretty Little Liars” star, who’s previously opened up about her struggle with an eating disorder and self-harm, took to Instagram earlier this week to get something important off her chest.
“So. Getting compliments is wonderful and everyone should feel beautiful in their own skin,” wrote the actress. “But I get my hair and make up done professionally. For a job. That’s not beauty. That’s make up it’s a curling iron and hairspray.”
Bellisario continued, “What’s beautiful is inside you. It’s your creativity. It’s your intelligence. Your empathy and your kindness to your fellow man. I could care less about being ‘pretty’ or ‘perfect’ and we should all ask ourselves why in our society that is the ‘highest’ and most common compliment we are paying to our female friends.”
“I’m so grateful for your support,” she told her supporters. “And so thrilled to read your words. I love that you love Pll and are kind and supportive to each other. But let’s put this to bed… Foundation and a blow dryer do not a woman make. Rock on everyone.” She included the photo below.