Round of applause for the diverse cover on International Women’s Day!!!
Beauties Camila Cabello, Elle Fanning and Aja Naomi King are featured on the April cover of Glamour! Check out what the young stars shared with the mag below about beauty and more:
Elle on growing up in Hollywood and feeling pressured to look a certain way: “Mostly at school. In a weird way I felt that the red carpet or the movie world was a place to escape and wear my funny clothes—frilly Rodarte pants instead of skinny jeans and the bandage dresses girls wore to bat mitzvahs. At work, there would be older people around who were like, “Hey, that’s cool!””
Camila on being a Latina: “It’s important for me to be outspoken about my background as a Latina. All the traditions we have—my family, my temper, falling in love, how I eat, how I dance—it’s such a huge part of who I am. It doesn’t matter where you come from, nobody can tell you where you’re going. I didn’t even think that [music] was a plausible career for me, because I was living in Miami with immigrant parents who just wanted me to focus on school. Everybody I went to auditions with was born in L.A. or New York [with means]. There was nobody I could look up to. I didn’t see myself represented in pop culture.”
Aja on diversity and expanding the old definition of beauty: “When you’re growing up in [minority] communities, you begin to question whether you are beautiful. And when you see an image of yourself being reflected from a magazine or a commercial or show, and that person is being touted as beautiful, then you get to look at yourself and think, Oh, that means me too.”
Images: for Glamour