Dobrev discusses beauty standards in new interview

Flawlessness doesn’t exist — not in movies, television or social media. And sometimes, it takes a movie start to remind us just that.

According to Glamour, Nina Dobrev took a moment in her latest interview for Ocean Drive magazine to discuss the unrealistic beauty standards that pervade our lives, standards that are exaggerated and exacerbated by tools like Photoshop that hide every blemish and make perfection seem within reach.

“Now we have apps that can Photoshop anything and everything, which puts out an image that’s not realistic,” she said. “Young girls see this image and think that’s what they should be and that’s how they should wake up.”

But for Dobrev, life for anyone is far from perfect; in fact, Glamour says the Vampire Diaries actor admitted that even a star like her gets zits — and that’s A-OK.

“I get pimples and zits all the time and I deal with them just like anybody else, with zit cream,” she sad in the interview. “Sometimes I walk out of the house with the zit cream and forget about it. And that’s just life, it’s unpredictable and awkward and we all feel insecure all the time but that’s completely normal and okay, and everybody has good days and bad days. It’s especially important now to show young girls that and to make them aware that they are perfect exactly the way they are.”

Well said, Nina. Be sure to check out her interview and cover spot on the September 2017 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.

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