The latest issue of British Vogue features a cover shot of the typically tomboy Bad Guy singer sporting Marilyn Monroe-style blonde hair and busting out of a pink and beige lingerie ensemble.
“It’s all about what makes you feel good,” the 19-year-old singer told Vogue—which described Eilish as a longtime fan of 1940s and 1950s pin-up sexpots and credited her with coming up with the cover idea.
Eilish shared a photo of the cover on her 83 million-follower Instagram account. It surpassed one million likes in just six minutes, a platform record.
“If you want surgery, go ahead and get it. If you want to wear a dress that someone believes makes you appear too large, f**k it. If you feel good about yourself, you look good,” said Eilish, who is famous for dressing in baggy clothing from head to toe.
Concerning her newly dyed blonde locks, the singer admitted that she was prepared for them to “suck,” but now “I feel more like a woman.”
However, she added, “Do not disqualify me as a role model simply because you are attracted to me.”
The US sensation, whose second album Happier Than Ever is set to be released on July 30, took to Instagram to share images from the article, writing, “I love these pictures and had a blast doing this shoot.”
“do whatever you please, whenever you please.” Everything else is an f-**k.”
Eilish has previously been candid about her body image issues, which she attributes in part to her preference for more relaxed clothing.
She claims that the stereotype of the “classic hot girl” “really f**ked me up.”
“Suddenly, if you want to show your skin, you’re a hypocrite, and you’re easy, and you’re a sl*t, and you’re a wh*re,” she tells Vogue.
“If I am, I am proud.” All the girls and I are h*es, and f*ck it, you know? Let us revers it and be empowered in the process. Exposing your body and skin — or not — should not detract from your respect.”
The seven-time Grammy winner explained that remaining true to herself — including her physical public persona — is about “reclaiming that power, displaying it, and not abusing it.”
“I’m not letting myself be owned anymore,” the singer, who last week released the lead single from her upcoming album, Your Power.
“People frequently ask, ‘How would your younger self view you now?’ And that is a valid point to consider in some instances,” Eilish stated.
“However, I believe that you should avoid attempting to be the person your former self desired, and you should avoid attempting to be the person your future self will be. You should be exactly who you believe yourself to be and desire to be in that moment.
“If you don’t, you’re going to go insane.”
Eilish also stated that her voice has matured — owing to the fact that she had plenty of spare time during the pandemic to hone her craft.
“I’ve grown so much and improved so much in my voice — it’s insane to contemplate,” she told Vogue. “I believe that change is one of the greatest gifts the world has to offer.”
Source: Craig McDean/Vogue
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