Perrie Edwards: Filter out noise… use your brain, not beauty
PERRIE EDWARDS has told her fans being a ‘pretty Instagram girl’ is a ‘f***ing boring’ ambition and urged them to aim higher.
The Little Mix siren didn’t mince her words as she took pride in her pop troupe breaking stereotypes for young girls.
The 25-year-old exclusively told Guilty Pleasures: ‘We’re trying to break that mould that goes back years and years and years ago, that women are raised in certain ways.
‘So when you’re younger you see movies and things, and always hear you should grow up and get a rich husband… blah, blah, blah!
‘But why can’t I be the rich wife?’ she quizzed. ‘Why can’t I be the one with all the power and stuff?
‘I think, like growing up looking at beautiful actresses and models, wanting to be like them… I think we’re trying to now make this generation stop thinking that way.’
Worried, she said: ‘People want to look perfect. People want to be beautiful. People want to excel in their looks rather than their hobbies and what they want to do as their career.’
The Geordie-born singer urged fans: ‘You don’t have to work towards being this perfect, ideal woman.
‘Do what the f*** you want. Be powerful. Be ambitious. Be strong in whatever you want to do.
‘Be a lawyer, a doctor, anything you want to, because it’s possible.
‘You don’t have to look like a pretty Instagram girl — it’s really f***ing boring.’ Bandmate Jesy Nelson, 27, agreed and admitted she would have struggled had the Insta phenomenon been so strong when she started out in showbiz seven years ago.
‘It’s all very filtered. It’s not real,’ said the Strip singer. ‘So we just want to, while we’re here, make our fans know that being themselves is enough.
‘They don’t need to look on Instagram and see all these filtered pictures and think, “Oh my God I’m never going to look like that”.
‘Obviously we never had that as kids. Like, we never had social media and the stuff that’s out now.
‘I think if we did we’d be very, very insecure as young girls. For us, as a group, it’s so important for us to get that message across.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth