American actress Rowan Blanchard, best known for her role as Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World admits that she feels pressure to look a certain way, just like millions of other girls out there.
JustJared.com reports that when asked what advice she would give to other girls who feel pressured by society, Rowan said, “I feel pressure to look a certain way too, so I don’t feel totally exempt from this or feel like I have this figured out.”
“We were told we have to look a certain way, so it’s only natural that we feel like we have to. I grew up with a lot of magazines that were marketed towards teens that had headlines about how you can lose weight, how you can look ‘fit,’ or how you can get a ‘bikini body’. Those types of headlines inherently breed that sort of self-loathing young women already have,” she added.
Rowan said she was finding it hard to deal with her insecurities. “Whenever I feel very insecure, I try to tell myself that a lot of it is in my head. This is a hard one, because I'm still a teenager who's insecure every day,” she said.