Billie Eilish says she considers her body her ‘ugly friend’

  • Billie Eilish opened up about her body image in a recent interview with The Times.
  • She described her relationship with her body as “a really horrible, horrible thing.”
  • “I kind of see my body as my friend. My ugly friend! It’s complicated,” she continued.

Billie Eilish described her body as an “ugly boyfriend” in a recent interview with British newspaper The Times.

When asked where she is on her body image journey, the 20-year-old Grammy winner replied, “Nowhere good.”

“My relationship with my body has been a really horrible, horrible thing since I was 11,” she said.

“I love that my body is mine and that it goes with me everywhere,” she continued. “I see my body as my friend. My ugly friend! It’s complicated. But what are you going to do?”

Billie Eilish photographed in 2017 at the age of 15.

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Eilish rose to fame at the age of 15 when her debut single “Ocean Eyes” went viral on SoundCloud. She quickly became known for her oversized, androgynous fashion sense.

She has since revealed that she started wearing baggy clothes because she “hated” her body and never felt “physically desired”.

“Being known for one thing for the whole beginning of your career — she wears baggy clothes and she sings like that — drove me crazy,” she told The Times.

Feeling “trapped” by her public persona, Eilish dyed her hair platinum blonde and wore a fitted corset on the cover of British Vogue while promoting her 2021 sophomore album, Happier Than Ever.

“No matter what you do, there is wrong and right,” she said. “When I wear baggy clothes, no one is attracted to me, I feel incredibly unlovable and unsexy and not beautiful, and people shame you for not being feminine enough.”

“Then you wear something more revealing and they’re like, ‘You’re such a fat cow whore,'” she continued. “I’m a bitch and I’m sold out and I’m like every other celebrity who sells their body and woah! what the hell do you want It’s a crazy world for women and women in public. “

Eilish also said her assumed aesthetic for “Happier Than Ever” doesn’t feel authentic in hindsight.

“I say, ‘I don’t know who that is, but that’s not me!’ I didn’t have time to think. I just decided who I am. I just became this vibe,” she explained. “And I don’t know if that was necessarily how I was really feeling. I was just clinging to something .”

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