Penelope Cruz is as perfect as perfect gets, but when it comes to young girls, she wants to assure fans that you don't have to be thin to be pretty.
Penelope admits she would love to “close down all those teenage magazines that encourage young girls to diet.”
She tells Britain’s You magazine, “I would close down all those teenage magazines that encourage young
girls to diet. Who says that to be pretty you have to be thin?
“Some people look better thin and some don’t. There is almost a standard being created where only thin is acceptable. The influence of those magazines on girls as young as 13 is horrific.”
And don't expect her to start lying about her age or make frequent trips to the plastic surgeon for some botox. Unlike her competitors, Penelope is embracing aging.
“I never want to lie about my age,” she says. “If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it — women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn … It’s a good thing to be old, because that means you haven’t died yet right? And when I do get older, I want to have the grace to be proud of it, not to lie about it or try to fight it.
She added, “The people who love me, love me for who I am. They love me for a mixture of things that makes anyone love another person, and those things will still be there when I am 40, 60 or 80.”
Penelope is so graceful and classy, who wouldn't want to be like her!? Simple gorgeous!