In a candid interview for StyleLikeU’s captivating “What’s Underneath” video series, Janelle Monáe, the talented 37-year-old singer/actress, opens up about her personal journey of self-acceptance and her newfound love for her stretch marks. Overcoming her initial self-consciousness, she now confidently embraces her beautiful marks.
As a teenager, Janelle Monáe confesses that she used to be self-conscious about her stretch marks. The thought of going swimming would fill her with anxiety as she constantly worried about people noticing them. However, as she matured, her perspective changed entirely. Boldly stating, “I love my stretch marks,” Monáe celebrates her body’s unique features and encourages others to do the same.
Monáe’s admiration for stretch marks extends beyond her own body. When she sees them on other individuals, particularly on their hips, she finds them undeniably alluring. She attributes their presence to a sense of sensuality, emphasizing the allure they bring to one’s appearance. With this newfound appreciation, Janelle Monáe has come to cherish her own stretch marks as a mark of beauty.
Delving deeper into the interview, Monáe discusses her distinctive style, with her signature tuxedo serving as a powerful symbol of her identity. She explains that her choice to don a tuxedo reflects the spirit within her, sometimes dressed up and sometimes in its purest form without any clothes at all. The tuxedo represents a tribute to those who have served and a rebellion against traditional gender norms. It exudes an undeniable swag and sexiness while challenging societal expectations.