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5 Celebrities Who Say They Are Shy

They may be very famous but there is a misconception that those in the spotlight love or are happy with all of the attention, it is possible to be introverted and suffer from moments of shyness too. These 5 celebrities say they are naturally shy and can find having the focus on them to be very scary. Some dread the red carpet, while others have their own insecurities or find that they have to push themselves to move forward.


Lady Gaga

Gaga reveals she has moments when she feels shy and insecure: “People think I’m really confident but actually I’m quite shy and insecure. I never want to talk to  anyone at the big celebrity functions because I don’t know anyone and I’m shy and get awkward. I like my real friends around me so that’s why wearing the meat dress was so great  because it stunk and no one wanted to talk to me.”

Ashley Benson

Ashley says people often get the wrong impression of her because she is quiet when she meets people, but it is only because she is shy: “Weirdly, I’m shy. When people first meet me, they always think that I’m a bitch. I always get called that. Always. Because I don’t talk.”

Rebel Wilson

Rebel says she is very shy naturally and finds it scary to be on the red carpet: “What a lot of people don’t realise is I’m actually quite shy, so to be somewhere where people are looking at you … and on the red carpet they’re just looking at what you’re wearing and how you look … So those types of things can make me a bit anxious.”

Nicki Minaj
nicki minaj

Nicki admits she struggle with shyness but has to push herself to move forward: “I feel shy a lot of times actually. I just push myself to go for it.”

Jessica Alba

Jessica loves to let go, but reveals she does have shy moments when the spotlight is on her alone: “I’m shy. I don’t like being the center of attention. But when I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care.”