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Saturday 30 August 2014

Bella Thorne slams body pressure

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne is upset that girls are "shamed for their bodies".

The 16-year-old star appears on the cover of the latest issue of Seventeen magazine. The image sees Bella posing on a beach in bikini bottoms and a Hawaiian-style crop jumper.

During her interview with the publication, the star opened up about her feelings on body confidence in young women.

"Girls are shamed for their bodies and made to believe that they're not supposed to show them or love them," Bella sighed. "They're made to believe that they aren't perfect, that they need to ‘work on it,’ that they need to see themselves differently - and I think it's freaking ridiculous. It gets on my nerves because boys can do whatever; it's like we're living in the 1800s again. It drives me crazy."

Alongside her successful music and acting career, Bella also has a range of prom dresses with eveningwear designer Sherri Hill. To add to this she is the latest face of shoe brand Candie's as well. The strawberry-blonde beauty enjoys making a name for herself with her different ventures.

"In my family, we don't come from a whole lot of money. We work for everything and we don’t ever stop until we're done. I don't like people who think they can get places in life just because of their last name. That doesn't work for me," she insisted.

Bella previously spoke about her body confidence, revealing she feels at her best when she's busting moves in front of a crowd.

"Probably when I'm dancing, because I have full control over my body when I'm dancing. I know by the time I go on stage to perform what looks good and what doesn't," she told Us Weekly when asked what makes her feel most positive in her own skin.

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