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Chloe Grace Moretz Gets Really Real About Beauty and Body Image

June 24, 2016

'When I was 16, I wanted a boob job'

Neighbors 2 star Chloë Grace Moretz recently got candid about the pressure for Hollywood women to look perfect.

“I try to keep it natural. I try to break barriers,” Mortetz told ELLE. “I try to not post Instagrams where I Facetune my face and I wear a ton of makeup. I want to be as natural as can be. And I want to break it down for young women so they understand that you’re not just ‘born’ like this.”

She talked about the beauty routines she’s been through for her roles and photoshoots: “Yes, I have had hair extensions. Yes, the reason I have this body is because I work out seven times a week. Yes, I eat really clean—even though I don’t always want to, and I definitely cheat. But you’re not just born with this. Sometimes you have to fight for and work for things, and be happy with who you are at the same time. And that’s a really hard balance but I want to show it to young women.”

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Moretz said that the body image issues in her industry were especially difficult when she was younger, before she learned to really embrace natural beauty. “When I was 16, I wanted a boob job,” she said. “I wanted the fat pad under my chin to be removed. I wanted a butt reduction, or whatever. And my mom said, ‘Absolutely not, you’re not allowed to have plastic surgery.’ And because of that, I found a lot of power within my insecurities. They’re what make me who I am now.”