Karrueche opens up about body insecurities in Paper Magazine

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Karrueche Tran attends SI Fashionable 50 Event on July 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

 

Karrueche Tran is embracing her petite frame in the newest issue of PAPER magazine.

Inside the issue, the Claws actress opens up about her struggles with insecurity and how she felt pressured to have the “ideal” body.

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“I used to think I had to be thick and have big boobs,” she admitted. “I thought about getting my boobs done, but I was like one: I don’t know how my body’s going to react to that, and two: why am I changing who I am because of other peoples’ comments? I can represent other girls out there and make them feel confident, which is hard in this world where everyone just wants to be thicc.”

Karrueche hopes that by speaking up she can inspire other women to accept their bodies whether they look like a video vixen or not.

“We as a people need to understand society’s thought process of what beauty is: a slim waist, a fat booty, thick thighs, big boobs,” she told the publication. “Not everyone has that. That’s not average at all, most of the girls who look like that are buying it. It’s wrong for these young girls who grow up with this message and think they have to look a certain way.”

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Karrueche also talked about a controversial episode of her show that enraged  pro-life protesters after her character decides to abort an unexpected pregnancy.

“That was the writers’ decision to have that in the story and I’m glad they pushed for that,” she shared. “Another character says in that scene, ‘You guys only care about these babies when they’re in the womb, but once they’re out in the world you guys don’t care about them.’ And so it’s exactly like what we see in our news today. They want to control our rights and our bodies, but then you don’t give a f*ck about these kids who are being taken from their families.”

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