Brandy on Accepting Her Brown Skin

Like Kelly Rowland, the singer-actress admits she struggled to accept her looks.

Posted: 03/25/2013 11:40 AM EDT
Brandy

When Kelly Rowland recently opened up about not always liking her dark skin, she highlighted the perception that our community has over fairer complexions. EURweb approached Brandy to ask what she thought about her friend's earlier struggles and if she ever felt the same way about her own "chocolatiness."

"Absolutely. Just…my mom used to always say, you know, Brandy, you have a unique beauty. You know it wasn't the typical what you see on magazines. You know just having far apart eyes and having different features, you know, high cheek bones and different things, you kinda have to grow into. I definitely struggled with that," the singer-actress said. "I didn't think I was cute for a very long time. But, I know it's kinda cliché to say that inner beauty it comes from within. But, it really does. When you work on yourself and when you take care of yourself and take care of your body, you grow into your beauty. You realize that no one looks like you, no one can be you, no one is you but you. And you really connect with that and embrace that. You know, it took a long time to get to that point, but I definitely feel where Kelly is coming from. You would never think, cause I've known Kelly for a very, very long time and she always seem to be so…not only confident but she was always beautiful within. So it just always…showed through her eyes and through her smile and everything. You never would've known that. And I'm just glad that she's able to not only recognize her inner beauty but recognize her outer beauty."

Brandy also commended Rowland on stepping up with her honesty and helping others to not feel like they're the only ones who feel this way.

Have you ever struggled to feel comfortable in your own skin?


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