Kristen Stewart‘s Vanity Fair interview is trickling out and some of our fellow editors are giving her some shit about it. As much as we like making fun of Stewart’s angstier affectations, we certainly don’t hate her. And, in the following soundbite from VF, she comes off as pretty relatable:
“Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother’s clothes, dude! Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn’t wearing Juicy jeans. I didn’t even think about it. I wore my gym clothes. But it’s not like I didn’t care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting — you don’t shave your legs!”
Which led us to: everyone had to deal with that girl, right? One day, you’re going along, doing your thing, sitting outside at lunch eating a peanut butter sandwich in your mall shorts and thinking about after-school cartoons when all of a sudden some girl comes along and points out that you have hair on your legs. Though it has never occurred to you this is completely horrifying, it does now.
It’s not really that girl’s fault–she’s more insecure than you at that point–but the many versions of that girl (or boy) have a profound impact on our tween selves, starting a spiral of self-doubt. Soon, you’re asking your mom for a razor. Or [x] brand of trendy jeans.
Did this ever happen to you? At what age?
(It was around 12 for us)