Britney Spears felt like “an ugly duckling” when she was younger because an agent at modelling agency told her she wasn’t “pretty enough”.
The Stronger singer shared a selfie on Monday night in which she had swept some strands of hair in front of her face to look like bangs, or a fringe, and in the caption, she joked that she needed to get proper bangs because they make her look so much younger.
Britney continued to candidly explain how she grew out her bangs and exposed her forehead when she was eight or nine years old because the “pretty people” did it and she thought it would improve her “ugly duckling” appearance.
“I stopped having bangs in the 3rd grade and I remember like it was yesterday …. it was such a big deal to expose my forehead …. only pretty people in the south could do that and I never felt pretty enough to pull it off. All the beauty pageant girls did it but I never felt beauty pageants were my thing,” she told her Instagram followers.
“I had bad teeth and felt like an ugly duckling. I met with a modeling agency but I wasn’t pretty enough so I went home and said, ‘maybe I can be like the older girls and show my forehead’ !!!! I did and it looked sooooo bad but I thought I was gorgeous (sic)!!!! I think I knew it didn’t look good but I did it because I thought it made me cool …. and I’ve pretty much had it like that ever since !!!! People choose different ways to protect themselves …. when I pull my bangs in front of my head I feel like I’m protected … almost like I’m in 3rd grade again.”
In the selfie, the 38-year-old wore a white and blue floral dress, two necklaces, and had her hair tied in a messy updo. She is currently spending lockdown at her home in Los Angeles.