Need proof that even famous, gorgeous women haven't always felt so beautiful? Page Six reports that former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland used to wish she had lighter skin. "It's said that brown-skinned girls don't sell magazines and that's so sad," she says in next month's Essence. "I remember wishing I was more fair-skinned, but Tina Knowles, Beyoncé's mom, would say, 'Don't you know how beautiful you are?' She made me come into my brown beauty. I didn't get it, but now I do. I am chocolate and beautiful and loving it."
I'm glad that Kelly had someone to help her feel beautiful in her skin, because, frankly, I know too many women who grew up feeling that their looks didn't measure up. What about you? Have you always felt good about your appearance, or was there a moment when you started to see your own beauty? Or is it an ongoing process? Tell me what you think.