Denise Richards writes about wishing she hadn’t had plastic surgery and hopes to teach her children about good body image.
In a blog written for iVillage, Richards writes that she feels as though she is contradicting herself.
“I often times feel like a hypocrite with my daughters when trying to teach them to have a healthy view on beauty and body image. I’m in a business where looks and weight do matter. When I exercise I never say I work out to stay thin — I always use the words healthy and strong,” she writes.
The actress was young when she underwent breast augmentation something she wishes she had never done.
“At 19 when I first got my breasts done, I wish that I was confident enough with my body to not have had surgery. That is something that I really want to encourage in my daughters, to embrace their healthy body and have confidence.
I actually feel more confident in my skin now than in my 20’s. Being confident is one of the sexiest qualities a woman can exude.”
Richards has three daughters: Sam, Lola and Eloise. Although her girls see her getting ready for photo shoots and being “primed, dressed and fussed over”, she explains that it’s “Mommy’s job.”
But outside of her work, the actress is the girl next door.
“I don’t obsess about wearing makeup when I leave the house or looking a certain way. I often look frumpy in paparazzi shots because I may just throw myself together going to the park and soccer games.”
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