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‘Nobody’s Attracted To Me’: Billie Eilish Reveals Toxic Fans Forced Her to Switch from Baggy Clothes to Revealing Dresses

Billie Eilish has spoken candidly about her experience as a female celebrity, including the criticism she faced for her appearance. The 20-year-old singer asserted that “no matter what you do, it’s wrong and right” in an interview before her headline appearance at Glastonbury 2022. Eilish gained attention for donning oversized street style when she initially became famous. In a 2019 advert for Calvin Klein, she said she did so because “nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish in Gucci at Met Gala 2022

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The Happier Than Ever star then startled fans by showing up on the cover of British Vogue in June 2021 while dressed in corsets and lingerie for a pin-up style photo shoot. The cover photo acquired a million likes in under six minutes, making it the fastest Instagram post to do so. Eilish previously admitted that she “lost 100,000 followers… because of the boobs.” Eilish has now spoken out about her body image, calling it a “truly terrible, horrible thing.”

Billie Eilish thinks of her body as her ‘ugly friend’

In a recent interview with the British newspaper The Times, Billie Eilish referred to her body as an “ugly friend.” The 20-year-old Grammy winner responded, “Nowhere good,” when asked where she is in her body-image journey.

“My relationship with my body has been a truly horrible, terrible thing since I was 11. I love that my body is mine and that it’s with me everywhere I go. I kind of think of my body as my friend. My ugly friend! It’s complicated. But what are you gonna do?” she said.

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Billie Eilish reveals why she wears baggy clothes
Billie Eilish reveals why she wears baggy clothes

Eilish became famous at the age of 15 after her SoundCloud debut single, “Ocean Eyes,” went viral. She rapidly earned a reputation for wearing oversized, androgynous clothing. She later admitted that she started wearing baggy clothes because she “hated” her physical appearance and had never felt “physically desired.”

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She told The Times, “Being known for the whole start of your career for one thing — she wears baggy clothes and she sings like this — it was driving me mad.” To promote her 2021 sophomore album “Happier Than Ever,” Eilish bleached her hair platinum blonde and donned a form-fitting corset on the cover of British Vogue. She did this because she felt “trapped” by her public persona.

“No matter what you do, it’s wrong and right. Wearing baggy clothes, nobody is attracted to me, I feel incredibly unlovable and unsexy and not beautiful, and people shame you for not being feminine enough. Then you wear something more revealing and they’re like, ‘You’re such a fat cow whore.’ I’m a slut and I’m a sell-out and I’m just like every other celebrity selling their bodies, and Woah! What the fuck do you want? It’s a crazy world for women and women in the public eye.”

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Billie Eilish on Vogue Cover
Billie Eilish on Vogue Cover

Eilish also mentioned that her preferred aesthetic for “Happier Than Ever” doesn’t feel honest in retrospect. “I’m like, ‘Don’t know who that is, but that is not me!’ I didn’t have any time to think. I just decided who I was. I just became that vibe,” she explained. “And I don’t know if that was necessarily what I really was feeling. I was just grasping on to anything.”

Source – The Times

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