5 Celebrities Speak on the Pressure to Constantly Look Good

The pressure on celebrities is immense – from being perfectly dressed, to the ideal weight, grooming, etc – there is no end to the criticism they can receive if they put a foot wrong on the way. So, how do they feel about the constant pressure to look amazing every time they step out? They simply try to put it to the back of their mind, while others do their best to make sure they look on top form for the cameras so they don’t make headlines for the wrong reasons. The media are always looking for a story and when a star looks less than perfect, they’re ready to swoop. Here is what these 5 stunning stars have to say on the subject.



Cheryl Cole

Cheryl says she has her bad days like anyone but she tries to not let the pressure get to her: “I have days like any other woman when I feel rubbish. But that’s just a woman thing – we have crazy hormones sometimes. But I try not to let the pressure get to me because I think it could drive you insane. I am still human, no matter what labels I’m given or how people look at it.”

Tori Spelling

Tori is constantly aware of the spying photographers who put pressure on her to be perfect: “They scrutinise you so much. You try to be the person who says, ‘Oh, I don’t care,’ but I feel the pressure. You’re out there; you’re picture is in every magazine. They’re looking at you from every angle, no matter what you do. You have to be careful getting out of cars now because they shoot up your skirt. Everything has to look good, and, of course, there’s pressure to do so. I definitely feel it.”

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez says maintaining her appearance gets harder as the years pass because she has a family to look after: “It gets harder and harder, and now with babies it seems like there is no time! I have to get up before they do to exercise, but I know that it’s good for my body and mind.Sometimes that gets me to the gym more than the physical part – knowing that exercise is good for my soul and it makes the day go better. I’ve always been very athletic. Even though it’s harder to find the time right now, when I do work out I enjoy it. Feeling pressure is definitely part of the job. Everybody has pressures in their job, but I’ve always been pretty lucky. I’m not a big eater. I like to eat, but I don’t overeat.”

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer thinks those who put too much pressure on themselves to look youthful often end up looking older for their efforts: “I think there is an extreme pressure on women and men to just stay young and unfortunately men and women don’t see it to grow old gracefully. A lot of women go too far and end up looking a hell of a lot older than they actually are and it sort of has a reverse effect. So talk to me in 10 years.”

Emma Watson

Emma says her appearance does worry her because she feels she must meet a certain standard: “I do worry about the expectation to look a certain way. I find LA quite scary because of that – all those young people having plastic surgery. But the thing is, I don’t want to look like everyone else. I don’t have perfect teeth, I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything. It’s ridiculous that seems such an unrealistic goal. I think the actresses who are really successful are the ones who are comfortable in their own skins and still look human.”