My Career Has Made Me Self-Conscious: Lili Reinhart

Riverdale star Lili Reinhart has revealed that being an actress has made her “hyper-aware” of her body. She spoke up against the entertainment industry, calling them out for “praising people” based on the size of their waists. She spoke at the Glamour Women of the Year summit, saying "For the past year, I've been quietly trying to navigate my fluctuating weight and I've faced criticism in the past for talking about my body image. People told me that I did not have the right to talk about being self-conscious about my body because I was skinny.

"And I understand how it seems inappropriate for someone who is average size to talk about problems with weight gain. But, my point is, I did not think anything was wrong with my body until I was in an industry that rewards and praises people for having a smaller waist than I will ever have."

Reinhart, who is dating her Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse, has said her body changing has made her very aware and conscious as she could see the difference in pictures. She went on, "And wondered if anyone else was noticing. I felt this strange, constant struggle of having to live up to the expectation of the appearance that I had already established to the world."

-Rubaina Bilgrami
Picture Credits – Lili Reinhart Instagram