Jameela Jamil says she doesn't care about 'feeling beautiful'

Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil

“I don’t ever really feel beautiful. Also, I’m not interested in feeling beautiful. I just like feeling like myself, which is normally when I’m lying in my boyfriend’s arms. I’m not interested in beauty terribly,” Jameela tells Entertainment Tonight.

“I like fashion and makeup and I like playing with colours and I used to paint and so I think I find that quite fun, but yeah I never really feel beautiful. I prefer to feel funny or smart or happy.”

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She explains that she wants to breakdown boundaries to prove she’s “capable of [living] outside of a man’s dictation of [her] value”.

“As women we’re always told what we’re capable of, which is not much, and that’s why we’re told we have to be so beautiful ‘cause we have no other value,” says Jameela.

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude.

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