7 Pieces of Advice Celebrities Want to Tell Their Younger Selves
Hindsight is 20/20, isn’t it? Wouldn’t we all love to jump in a time machine, jet back a decade or two, and encourage our younger selves to refrain from a situation. Say yes to a job, dump an ex sooner, or take that leap of faith? Most of us would love the opportunity to turn back time — and celebrities are no exception to this rule.
If you are in need of a boost, pick-me-up, or some good old-fashioned advice, then read this advice that celebrities wish they could have relayed to their younger selves.
7. Nicole Richie
As an author, fashion designer, reality television star, and daughter of a famous singer, Nicole Richie keeps it simple when it comes to the advice she would give her younger self. It’s all about the eyebrows!
In fact, if she could go back in time and tell younger Nicole one thing, it would be to not over-tweeze those eyebrows. It turns out that her mom wouldn’t allow tweezing in general at the age of 12. So, Richie took matters into her own hands and tried to shave them. Sadly, she went too wide and ended up shaving half of them off. Mom freaked, Richie tried to weasel her way out of it with a lie, and the entire situation turned into a terrible mess.
Tweens out there in Internet land: if there is one thing you can learn from this, it is to stay far away from your eyebrows and tweezing … or shaving for that matter!
6. Melissa McCarthy
Comedian and actress in such films as Bridesmaids, The Boss, and This is 40 yearns to go back in time to tell her 10-year-old self to “follow your heart”. In particular, not to worry about what others think of you or think what is right for you.
McCarthy added that the things people worry about at the moment, don’t matter for the most part. She should know best. While it took her many years to climb the Hollywood mountain, it was all worth it. In 2018 alone, McCarthy raked in $12 million as the ninth highest-paid actress.
5. Joe Jonas
Being in the public eye from a very young age can be a fun and hard thing to go through. However, Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers fame has handled it with style.
His advice to his younger self? Enjoy every minute and just have fun as it comes and try not to overanalyze. As he puts it, when you are young, it can be easy to worry about what others think of you.
If Joe Jonas can shrug the haters off, then you can too!
4. Sophia Bush
When it comes to advice, Sophia Bush from the television drama One Tree Hill focuses on mental health. In fact, she would tell her younger self to focus on self-care.
Putting yourself first and releasing some of that pressure is something Bush wished she had prioritized years ago.
3. Kelly Clarkson
As the first-ever winner of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson is a celebrated singer. In fact, she has experienced plenty of musical success with Top 40 hits like “A Moment Like This”, “All I Ever Wanted”, and “Stronger”. Sadly, one thing the multiple Grammy winner also experienced is some harsh criticism around the weight she gained after giving birth to her first child.
One piece of advice Clarkson would give her younger self? When others call you “imperfect” or “fat”, remember how you can sing circles around them.
Here’s hoping body shaming can stop in today’s society, as there is no use for it whatsoever. One should not be measured on their appearance or pants size, but rather their heart and mind.
2. Judi Dench
Academy Award-winning actress Judi Dench knows a thing or two about style. After all, she played Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love.
As such, it makes total sense that Dench would give advice to the youth today around clothing. Her thoughts? Well, refrain from wearing items that others tell you that you look good in.
Moreover, don’t stick to fashionable items. Instead, wear what you feel good in. Doing so will make the outfit look chicer. Dench has walked multiple red carpets over the years, so she has experience.
1. Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah has done it all in Hollywood: actress, rapper, singer, songwriter, and even producer.
What would she have let her 19 to 20 year-old-self know about life? Simply put, it “ain’t that serious” and that you will be fine. Wise words to follow for anyone from a queen who knows best.