Lilly Singh On Selena Gomez Gifting Her With Most Important Life Advice
Lilly Singh's book, "How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Surviving Conquering Life" has 50 chapters, each revealing a lesson from people she's met and places she's traveled.
Talking to Teen Vogue, Singh reveals the lesson she values most, and who that lesson came from.
The chapter, "Be Unapologetically Yourself" sits in the section dubbed "Be a Unicorn" and praises the time she did a shoot with Selena Gomez.
She was struck by Gomez's ability to be "unapologetically" herself.
"Prior to shooting with her and getting to know her, I thought I was totally myself. I was like, 'Dude, I am so comfortable. I'm so myself.' And I shot with her and I spent an hour with her and I'm like, 'This girl has unintentionally schooled me on how to be yourself.' She's so unapologetically herself to the point where like I walk and I know she likes her hot Cheetos so I got her some hot Cheetos and I was like, 'Girl, peace offering. Here's some hot Cheetos for you.' She just got her hair and make up done so I'm just expecting her to not ... She just cracks them open and starts eating them. She's like just hunched over.
The thing that I loved about her was this was when her "Revival" album came out and the cover of her album is a nude photo. I made some joke to her; I be like, 'Girl I see you on the cover this album looking all sexy.' And I'm expecting her to be like, 'Oh, hah.' And she's just like, 'Oh, I know the picture's so beautiful.' And I was like, 'Yes, embrace that.' I was like, I don't remember the last time someone took a compliment like that. You know what I mean? She was just totally unapologetic about being herself.
And it's just about when you're a teenage girl, there's so much pressure to be a certain way. But if you truly are not just yourself, because there's a difference between yourself and then just truly being unapologetically yourself, that's where you want to get where you're like ‘I love every part of myself. I don't care. I got love handles, hell yeah I've got love handles. I love my love handles.’ You know?”
Singh’s book is available now.
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