September 18, 2012 07:19 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
There’s a lot of pressure for female celebs to conform to a certain body ideal, and unfortunately, those who don’t fit the mold are often party to petty attacks. Former Punk’d host and Project Runway guest judge Hayden Panettiere has sadly struggled with negative attention in the press, and in a recent interview, she revealed just how much those nasty remarks hurt.
Hayden Panettiere has faced a fair share of media scrutiny. In a recent Women’s Health interview, she recalled one tabloid that especially impacted her body image. The article featured pictures of Hayden’s backside, with the word “cellulite” stamped across it. After seeing the picture, Hayden was “mortified.” She added that the experience launched a painful struggle with body dysmorphia.
So, how does a young star constantly plastered on the tabloids remain positive about what she sees in the mirror? Hayden quickly realized that she didn’t have to let the haters control how she felt about herself. “I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better.” Wise words of advice from a wonderful young woman!
Hayden also realized that, as cliche as it may sound, beauty comes from the inside. So she decided to start doing her part to make the world a better place. She makes a point of volunteering for a variety of organizations, including Autism Speaks, Make-A-Wish, and most recently, the Whaleman Foundation. “I like to dedicate myself wholeheartedly to a cause so that I have more impact. My goal is to shed light on the beauty of the ocean and how important it is for our planet.”
It’s great to see Hayden Panettiere committing herself to a good cause! And for the record, we think that she is absolutely stunning!
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