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So, Paris Jackson Just Inspired The Hell Out Of Me And I Haven't Recovered

"I'm human. Not a dress-up doll."

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This month model Paris Jackson graced the cover of i-D and — during a text interview — shared some of her thoughts on today's biggest issues with the magazine.

While Paris wasn't 100% thrilled with the beginning of the interview, she acknowledged that her answers were 🔥🔥🔥 (which they were) so, let's dive in!

the intro is definitely NOT something i gave clearance on… so disappointed. #journalists but my answers were LIT so…

Here's what she said about why she wanted to get into modeling:

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"Unfortunately in the world we live in it's almost impossible to feel comfortable in your skin 24/7. Especially with what the media is constantly feeding us. I still have countless insecurities and fears, like everyone else I know. But we're getting there, slowly but surely. Which is a big reason I want to change this fashion / beauty stigma, so it's not as difficult for people around the world to feel beautiful just the way they are."

On beauty:

"Beauty is not measured by numbers, or symmetry, or shapes, or sizes, or colours, or anything like that. Beauty, true beauty, should be measured by the soul, the character, integrity, intentions and mindset of a person, what comes out of their mouth. How they behave. Their heart."


On being a woman:

"Double standards definitely suck, being sexualized also isn't cool. When you're in the public eye and people write stuff about you, they're usually not as lenient with judgment as they are with men."

On setting an example:

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"I'm not symmetrical, I'm not a size zero, I eat hella burgers and endless amounts of pizza. I can't fit into a runway sample size of designer clothes, I have scars and stretch marks and acne and I have cellulite. I'm human. Not a dress-up doll. The idea that we all have to fit one idea of beauty is outrageous and ridiculous because 'perfection' is just an opinion."

On diversity in the fashion industry:

"The rest of the world, the racists, the homophobes, the sexists, they're getting outnumbered by people with open minds. So this world has no choice but to embrace every one else's beauty. Not just one idea of beauty. It's such a broad thing, 'beauty.' You can't put into just one template."

On activism:

"I want to affect the fashion world and change the standards the media places on not just women but also men. I'm also heavy into pipeline shit right now, the environment is very important to me, and I want to do everything in my power to protect Mother Earth."


On how to be brave:

"...stay educated, enlightened, and to stay true to yourself while facing everything that comes along with that head on.

On feminism:

"Feminism asks for equality, not to be superior... There are plenty of cases where anti-men people use the word feminism as an excuse to validate their own hatred, in which case I understand the negative stigma around the word. But that's like saying all Christians are KKK members. Not all members of a group are extremists ya know."

On how she passes the time:

"Staying home with my dog pretty much all the time if I'm not working, reading is a great way to pass the time, hooked on all these new alien tv shows I've found, camping when I get the chance. That's about all I do lol."

And, on her goals for the future:

"My goal is enlightenment. I may not achieve it in this lifetime but I'd like to get a few steps closer to it. I hope to leave a positive impact on every person I meet along the way. I just wanna be happy."

For more of Paris's wisdom, check out the full interview with i-D here.