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.
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!
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.”
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.”
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.
(Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)