Julianne Hough Reveals Her Body Image Issues And How She’s Overcoming It

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Julianne Hough is one woman who appears to be on top of her game. But the sultry dancer has admitted to having moments when she’s less than 100% confident about her looks.

The two-time Dancing with the Stars champion made the surprising revelation in an interview for Yahoo Style.

“I still have not mastered feeling 100 percent confident in my body,” the actress shared. “I still have days where I look in the mirror and say, ‘Thanks, Grandma, for giving me my thighs!’”

But she’s already moving past that negative mindset, thanks to her boyfriend, NHL player Brooks Laich.

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According to the Rock of Ages actress, her boyfriend always asks her “Why is that whenever you take a picture and look at you, you want to take another one? Can’t you just be happy with the actual picture where we’re together?”

The 26-year-old admits that his questions made her realize one simple truth – that she has to learn to love herself. And it’s something that she’s working on.

“So I’ve now had to coach myself to look at a picture and not say, ‘Do I look good in it?’ but ‘That’s a great picture, overall,’” she adds.

And if her latest photo shoot is anything to go by, it appears she’s embracing that epiphany.

It’s also a mindset that she wants to impart in her new lifestyle website.

Her website, which was launched last March, features articles on subjects like home décor, fashion and even recipes. But her posts also encourage people to do acts of kindness.

“I want girls to know they have the power within them to be happy and to feel great. That’s what those challenges are,” the DWTS judge explains. “It’s not to show how great you are; it’s more to get that feeling of, ‘Oh, this feels so good—to be happy!’ I just want everybody to be happy.”

Val Powell
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