Britney Spears might be one of the biggest sex symbols on the planet but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t struggle with insecurities. The 39-year-old singer dropped several photos on her Instagram on Monday, May 18, but opened up about the self-doubt that she holds within. Taking to her social media, the princess of pop got real with her 24.3 million followers and it all started with a rant about bangs. Most people would think the “Toxic” singer would be full of confidence but she says that’s incorrect and her insecurities started at an early age.
Turning the camera on herself and snapping a sultry selfie, Britney Spears shared a close-up shot of her face with a fitted floral top. Wearing her blonde hair in a ponytail with long bangs flowing in her eyes, the Grammy winner didn’t smile for the snap. Instead, she sported a serious expression while showing off her makeup-free face, minus her signature black eyeliner. “I know I need bangs ?? !!!!! Who would have thought bangs could make you look waaaaay younger?!?!” she began her lengthy post.
That’s when the “Oops!… I Did It Again” singer revealed something that’s been haunting her since childhood. ” I stopped having bangs in the 3rd grade,” she wrote, “it was such a big deal to expose my forehead.” Adding that only “pretty people” from the South could pull off the look, Britney Spears stated, “I never felt pretty enough to pull it off.” Revealing that “all the beauty pageant girls did it,” she continued, “I never felt beauty pageants were my thing … I had bad teeth and felt like an ugly duckling.”
Britney Spears also told her followers that she gained confidence in her signature looks after getting rejected from a modeling agency. Saying after getting dejected, she lost the bangs and left her forehead exposed, the singer added, “I think I knew it didn’t look good but I did it because I thought it made me cool …. and I’ve pretty much had it like that ever since.” Dropping words of wisdom, Britney Spears added, “People choose different ways to protect themselves …. when I pull my bangs in front of my head I feel like I’m protected … almost like I’m in 3rd grade again ⭐️??!!!”
Britney’s Army was quick to come to her defense, sending love and praise to the superstar for being so vulnerable. “Britney you don’t need to worry about looking young, you’re perfect,” one fan wrote. “You know you are Britney Spears right?” questioned another person. “GORGEOUS WITH AND WITHOUT BANGS??????,” encouraged a third. She later shared a similar shot wearing the same floral attire and captioned it with just roses.