The desire to fit in and meet society’s beauty standards are no easy feat, even if you are the daughter of two of Hollywood’s most beautiful people, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. In a candid cover story interview with Complex, the 26-year-old Zoe Kravitz spoke about her two eating disorders and her desire to be accepted saying:
“When I was younger, I really wanted to prove to people I was a normal human being, that I was cool, chill. When kids were mean, the first thing they’d say is, ‘She thinks she’s so f-cking cool because her dad is famous.’ I just wanted to fit in.”
The Los Angeles born beauty also detailed her struggle with anorexia and bulima as a teenager:
“I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school….Just [a hard time] loving myself. I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame]. I don’t think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.”
Vixens, read more of Kravitz’ divulging interview here.