It was in a photo-shoot that the GORGEOUS actress had to deal with a body shaming situation. The incident was a great learning experience because now she’s opening up to MIMI about how it made her feel, encouragingly stating:
“I was at a photo shoot and one of the people who was helping me try on different clothes – I had an outfit on – and she goes, ‘Oh don’t worry, so-and-so is a whiz with Photoshop.’ She was referencing some part of my body and I couldn’t believe it!” the Orange is the New Black actress, 28, told MIMI.
“My mom is super fabulous, and I remember her telling me at 13, ‘You can start wearing makeup now.’ And the funny thing is, I didn’t take her up on it!” Even fifteen years later—and it’s easy to see how with her enviable skin. To be honest, whenever I go to shoots or I’m on set, it really makes makeup special and allows me to have so much more fun with it—I don’t wear it on an everyday basis, because I like my skin to breathe.”
Which is probably the healthiest thing to do for a woman can do for her skin. Plus, natural beauty is key. Samira Wiley has a goal and that’s to take responsibility for her visibility, stating:
“I think that what comes along with my visibility is a responsibility, and I don’t take that lightly. I want to make sure that any young person or anyone really who is looking up to me—who sees a glimpse of who I am as a person—that they see no shame, that they see pride, and that I’m truly unabashed about the person that I am.”
Now, that’s what’s up girl. Samira Wiley might be an inmate on Orange is The New Black but in reality, she’s a woman filled with a heart of gold. Thank you for being a positive role-model to those who look up to you—and bless your mother for raising you with such great values.
Hollywood can take people and tear them down—but the truth is, if you’re confident, you can be just as strong as Samira Wiley. It doesn’t matter if you’re an actress, model or simply entering High School for the first time, you’re beautiful just the way you are, remember that as a fact and you will be proud to look in the mirror every-single-day.