Will Smith Is "Happy" That His Daughter Willow Smith Doesn't Have Curves

Will Smith "Happy" Daughter Willow Smith Doesn't Have Curvy Body

Will Smith Is "Happy" That His Daughter Willow Smith Doesn't Have Curves

He has good reason.

Published May 24, 2018

While many young ladies, especially those in Hollywood, are eager to have bodies that are “like”-worthy, actress Willow Smith admits her dad, Will Smith, was “happy” she didn’t have a curvy body, because he didn’t want her to be objectified by men. 

attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 5, 2016 in Paris, France.
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On the recent episode of Red Table Talk, Willow opened up with her mother, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield, about her insecurities and feelings of wanting a curvier body. 

With so many celebrities flaunting bawdy on the ‘gram, we can understand how hard it can be to not want their picture-perfect assets. Just saying.

During the roundtable conversation, the 17-year-old starlet recapped the conversation with her dad when he made it clear, he wanted men to focus on her brain rather than her body.  

"He was so happy that, you know, I wasn't curvy, because guys look at girls,” she shared with the most important women in her life. “He said that dudes look at the mind of a skinny girl before they look at their body.”

Spoken like a true dad! 

attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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Although she had plenty of beauty reassurance from her mother, Willow opened up about feeling jealous of curvier women in her life and those on social media. 

“I, in my own life, struggled, curvier women and curvier girls have always gotten more attention from the boys that I’ve liked and have ended up dating the boys that I’ve liked,” she explained.

“Then you start to wonder, ‘Dang am I just not desirable? Is my body just not what society likes?’ So it does just get really hard for a lot of girls.”

attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2018 in Paris, France.
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The beauty of the conversation was that she later found out her mother and grandmother experienced the same feelings in their youth.

“'I had the same struggle,” Jada confessed.

Her grandmother added: “Oh, yeah, because we're little people. We're little people, and when we - both of us - when we were really young, we were like string beans.”

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 28:  (L-R) Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' Red Carpet at NJ Performing Arts Center on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

Collectively the generations of women concluded: “Everyone wants what they don't have.”

Above is the full video of the episode, which includes this conversation along with the moment Jada opened up battling alopecia and how she’s adjusting her crown after dealing with hair loss. 

Written by Tweety Elitou

(Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)

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