With her 7.9 million Instagram followers, actress Karrueche Tran has sealed her position as an influencer. But that did not stop her from struggling with insecurities. In her interview with Paper Magazine, she expresses being pressured to have the “ideal” body.
“I used to think I had to be thick and have big boobs,” she admitted. “I thought about getting my boobs done, but I was like one: I don’t know how my body’s going to react to that, and two: why am I changing who I am because of other peoples’ comments? I can represent other girls out there and make them feel confident, which is hard in this world where everyone just wants to be thick.”
As if being body conscious in secret wasn’t enough, Karrueche Tran has an Instagram page entirely dedicated to her feet. @karruechefeet has six times as many followers as she does and features Tran’s pedicured toes in different locations. “I’m in love with her big toe,” one user writes on a zoomed-in paparazzi picture of Tran’s foot arched in a stiletto.
She believes that talking about accepting her unique and petit frame will inspire others to accept their bodies whether they look like a video vixen or not.
“We as a people need to understand society’s thought process of what beauty is: a slim waist, a fat booty, thick thighs, big boobs,” she said.
“Not everyone has that. That’s not average at all, most of the girls who look like that are buying it. It’s wrong for these young girls who grow up with this message and think they have to look a certain way.”
Photography: Arkan Zakharov
Styling: Rachel Gilman
Makeup: Linda Gradin
Hair: Owen Gould
Manicure: Riwako Kobayashi
Location: Slate Studios
Featured Photo: Bra, Bottoms & Blouse by Adam Selman, Earrings & Rings by Joanna Laura Constantine