In the February issue of Cosmopolitan, on stands January 13th, Bella Thorne poses in a new fashion shoot in an ode to early spring filled with florals, stripes, and butterflies. The actress, starring as a queen bee in The DUFF, in theaters February 20, opens up to the magazine about the pressure to look and act perfect 24/7, her haters on social media, and her boyfriend Tristan Klier.
Do you feel pressure to look and act perfect 24/7?
“I think a lot of girls do, and it’s unfair because guys don’t. Guys can have acne scars and be overweight or rude. If a girl is the least bit sarcastic or she speaks out about something, she’s a bitch. It’s completely messed up.”
How do you deal with haters on social media?
“If a girl wears a bathing suit, she is a ho and is body-shamed. If you don’t show your body, you’re a prude. You take pictures with a guy and you’re a ho; you take pictures with a girlfriend and you’re a lesbian. I don’t understand how girls can sit there and pick one another apart. My friends and I don’t do that. Even if I’m not having a good day, my friends are always like, ‘But babe, your style is impeccable. I love your shoes.’ No matter what, we always pick out the good things.”
You and boyfriend Tristan Klier have been on and off for three years. What have you learned along the way?
“Do not stalk who [guys are] following on Instagram, thinking, ‘She has this. Maybe he likes that?’ That’ll just kill you. Take it from a girl who never had boobs. Every woman in my family has huge boobs. And the girls in Tristan’s school—I don’t know what’s in their food, but all their boobs are legit huge. I was always flat-chested, and that really gave me a complex growing up. Once I stopped stressing about them, they grew.”
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