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Brandy shares her struggles as a brown-skinned woman

Tue., Mar. 26, 2013 7:32 AM EDT
by Nicholas Robinson

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Since shooting to fame in the ‘90s, Brandy has been the face of several brands and has been revered as one the industry’s most beautiful stars. But despite the praise for her physical frame, Brandy recently explained that she wasn’t always comfortable in her own dark skin.

In a new interview with EURWeb, Brandy discussed Kelly Rowland’s recent admission that she struggled growing up as a dark-skinned girl, and Brandy explained that she felt the same insecurity about her skin and features as well.

“My mom used to always say, ‘you know Brandy, you have a unique beauty.’  It wasn’t the typical [kind of beauty] of what you see on magazines.  Just having far apart eyes and having different features, high cheek bones and different things you kinda have to grow into. I definitely struggled with that.  I didn’t think I was you know, cute for a very long time,” said Brandy.

Despite her insecurities, Brandy says she was finally able to accept her body through the tried-and-true cliché method: loving yourself from the inside out.

“When you work on yourself and when you take care of yourself and body, you grow into your beauty,” said Brandy. “You realize that no one looks like you, no one can be you, no one is you but, you. And you can really connect with and embrace that.”

Brandy explained she was surprised to learn that Rowland, who she said exudes inner beauty and confidence, struggled with her skin tone as well. But she’s happy that Rowland now knows how beautiful she is, inside and out.

“And I’m just glad that she’s able to not only recognize her inner beauty but recognize her outer beauty.  Because you are a bad, you know what!  I don’t wanna say it on camera!” said Brandy.

Indeed, Rowland is definitely one truly beautiful woman. And luckily for our eyes, she’s not the only one. Check out some other beautiful dark-skinned women below. –nicholas robinson

 

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