Chris Rock has been pretty open about his childhood insecurities, which were pretty much what his series, “Everybody Hates Chris”, is based on. Rock said that he’s been made fun of and picked on as a kid, both for his skinny appearance and for being the only black kid in his school.
But Rock used his childhood scars to drive him into being one of the most popular comedians in the whole world, which is no short of amazing.
Kevin Hart may be hilarious and super successful, but he's always had issues when it comes to his height, and he's pretty open about that. The comedian actually jokes about this subject quite often in his stand-up shows.
However, it seems that Hart doesn't let that issues hurt his self-esteem, and is otherwise extremely confident about himself, which we think is great.
Actress Venessa Hudgens is undoubtedly an attractive woman, but that doesn't mean she was never insecure about her body. According to Hudgens, growing up as a dancer made her all too judgmental about the structure of her legs, which she used to compare to tree trunks for their muscularity.
Today, Hudgens knows that being super-toned thanks to dancing is not a curse, but more like a blessing.
According to Janet Jackson, back in her 30s, they were pretty much zero things she loved about herself, which is pretty darn sad. When a friend asked her for just one thing she liked about herself, nothing came to mind, and she was filled with tears.
But the singer never gave up trying, and even though she may not love herself 100% today, she no longer starts to cry when she looks in the mirror; and even has some physical traits that she likes about herself. We think that's progress.
Actress and producer America Ferrera has shared in an interview that she's not all that self-confident when it comes to her looks. Not fitting perfectly into the Hollywood-actress-archetype has often made her question her looks, looking at other actresses and feeling as if she wasn't thin or beautiful enough.
Ferrera said that she worked hard in order to get over those insecurities and started focusing on what she has to give to the world rather than the external package her gifts come in.