Billie Eilish opens up about the body she “hated” since childhood

Billie Eilish on the red carpet at the Met Gala (May 2, 2022, New York). Getty Images

In an interview given to Sunday times On Sunday, June 19, the American singer spoke about the complex relationship she has had with her body since she was eleven years old.

Singer Billie Eilish has 11 billion views on YouTube, 47 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 44 million subscribers on TikTok and 103 million on Instagram. Everything is only 20 years old. But the crown is fragile, she said in an interview with Sunday times Sunday, June 19, 2022. The twentieth talk about the price of fame, the effect of excessive mediation, the crisis of her identity, and the difficulties of showing the body she “hates” publicly since childhood.

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Loose clothes with a pink corset

When Billie Eilish broke into the middle at just 13 years old, it wasn’t just her angelic voice that stood out, but also her sinister look. Only, behind her baggy clothes and fluorescent green, the young woman with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome tells of her fear of judgment and insecurity about her own body. The latter is also the cause of a series of depressions.

In an attempt to free herself from her mental prison and the labels that drive her crazy, the young woman decided to take the bull by the horns and appeared in a pink corset in May 2021, on the cover of UK Vogue. “It’s the most lewd thing I’ve done,” she said to Sunday times. In six minutes, the photo becomes the fastest Instagram post to reach 1 million likes.

Unfortunately, praise gives way to criticism. “I wear loose clothes, no one is attracted to me, I feel unloved, I’m not really sexy or pretty. And then people shame you for not being ‘feminine’ enough. Then you put on something more revealing and they’re like, ‘You’re a fat, fallen, cheating cow,'” And I’m like all the other celebrities who sell their bodies.” And finally: “What the hell do you want? It’s a crazy world for women.”

Silencing Impostor Syndrome

In hindsight, the singer sees this clothing hunt as the way to silence imposter syndrome. “I was pretending to be a celebrity,” she admits. I was trying to convince myself that I deserved it (…) I needed to look a certain way for all of this to make sense.

Today, her hair is dyed black, pulled into a messy bun. During the interview in Sunday timesShe’s wearing a faded shirt and black track pants. The twenty-something didn’t reconcile with her body, but she chose to opt for a relationship that’s less conflictive and more frank above all else. “I like that my body belongs to me and that it accompanies me wherever I go, she sums up. I kind of consider my body my friend, my naughty friend.”

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