I just get frustrated because, just because I exist in this shape, doesn’t mean that I’m like advocating it and being like, ‘I look great.’ How do you know I’m not looking in the mirror and going ‘I wish I could gain ten pounds?’ Which is actually quite often the case… And how people that are bigger can be on the front covers of magazines being like ‘I’m really happy with my shape.’ But if I was to do that, I’d be completely criticized and ridiculed. But why can’t I be happy with how I look?
When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for ‘Popworld’ and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that if you’re on TV, lots of people like you and lots of people hate you, and once you’re OK with that, you apply it to everything.
自16歲出道，到今年31歲，Alexa Chung 15年來在時尚界和娛樂界打滾的經驗教導她應該以開放的態度面對批評。就像Taylor Swift〈Shake it Off〉中的一句歌詞「haters gonna hate」，Alexa Chung明白自己無法滿足全世界，而且這並不是女性應有的態度。相反，更加重要的是女性要忠於自己的意願、喜好和生活態度，別人才會被你的個性和立場所吸引過來。