Mila Kunis was named ”Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire back in October, but she’s just now speaking about about how it feels to receive a title like that one. So, how does it feel? Well, “nice,” but also makes her feel “like an a***hole.” I knew I liked her.
When asked how it feels to be the “Sexiest Woman Alive,” she said:
“I don’t know how to answer that question without sounding like an a******. Either way, I am damned. It’s a great honor, I think it’s nice.”
Mila said some other pretty interesting things about being a celebrity and having your appearance constantly dissected in the media.
If you see a photo of yourself — just scroll right past it. I don’t need to feel bad about myself. And they are never good things, good things don’t sell. Also, it’s not real life. Just because one person online says you’re fat or ugly or tall or short, that doesn’t make it true. It’s one person who’s got nothing better to do. And it goes the same for the one person who says you are beautiful, stunning, tall, short, whatever. Skinny, anything positive that is said that you are wanting to read, you should accept the negative because they go hand in hand. I would rather not accept anything. And it makes no difference.”
Her attitude is refreshing, no? I like that idea…that if someone says something about you, that doesn’t make it true. If you’ve had those snarky comments from family members at Christmas dinner ringing in your ears, this might be some good advice to remember and take to heart. I’m not a celebrity, but I know how hard it is to tune out the din of other people and the media and the world at large to just be at rest with yourself and who you are. Mila’s right: no one needs to feel bad about themselves.
I can’t image what it must be like to have your body, face, clothing choices, relationship status, etcetera be fair game for people to discuss in the media (and all over the internet!), but it sounds like Mila’s got a lock on the right way of thinking about and dealing with it.