Paris Jackson is over ridiculous beauty ideals. 

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In a recent interview with i-D, Jackson discussed the pressure to fit society's beauty and body standards.

"Unfortunately, in the world we live in, it's almost impossible to feel comfortable in your skin 24/7," she said. "Especially with what the media is constantly feeding us. I still have countless insecurities and fears, like everyone else I know."

But rather than succumb to these impossible ideals, Jackson believes her generation is demanding change.

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"The new generation is getting older," the 19-year-old explained. 

"And that's what they want, what they are demanding — change and honesty. Celebrating who they are, who their friends are, random people they meet."

Jackson said her peers are tired of unrealistic, airbrushed images of what women are "supposed" to look like.

"They're sick of reading lies and sick of unrealistic expectations in the media. This world has no choice but to embrace every one else's beauty. Not just one idea of beauty. It's such a broad thing, 'beauty.' You can't put into just one template."

She believes her "flaws" are what make her relatable to other women.

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"I'm not symmetrical, I'm not a size zero, I eat hella burgers and endless amounts of pizza," Jackson said proudly. "I can't fit into a runway sample size of designer clothes."

"I have scars and stretch marks and acne and I have cellulite. I'm human," she continued. "Not a dress-up doll." 

Jackson understands that beauty is not measured by shapes or sizes. She finds beauty in her unique features.

“Beauty is not measured by numbers, or symmetry, or shapes, or sizes, or colours, or anything like that,” Jackson noted. “Beauty, true beauty, should be measured by the soul, the character, integrity, intentions and mindset of a person, what comes out of their mouth. How they behave. Their heart.”


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photo: i-D

Unfortunately, Jackson expressed dissatisfaction with i-D's intro to the interview, which touched on her "privileged" and "strange" childhood. 

(The intro is definitely NOT something I gave clearance on," Jackson tweeted on Thursday. "So disappointed.")

But the disappointing introduction doesn't take away from Jackson's nuggets of truth. We're here for her insightful opinions on society's ridiculous beauty standards. Bring on the stretch marks and cellulite.