Naomi Scott could barely leave bed during eczema flare-ups

Naomi Scott’s eczema problems were so bad during her teens she found it hard to get out of bed at times. The 26-year-old is opening up about her battle with the chronic skin condition in the hope that other young women will look to her for inspiration…

Naomi Scott’s eczema problems were so bad during her teens she found it hard to get out of bed at times.

The 26-year-old is opening up about her battle with the chronic skin condition in the hope that other young women will look to her for inspiration.

“You know those days where you want to stay in bed, where you can’t move your neck because it’s so sore? I’m with you,” she told fans during a candid interview with Teen Vogue. “And I guarantee you, the more you own it, the more you feel confident… This is something I wanted to speak on specifically for this interview because Teen Vogue, for me, has a real no BS (no bulls**t) honesty thing.”

She also revealed that she had her worst-ever bout of eczema as she began filming her role as Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of the Disney animated classic, Aladdin.

“I thought that maybe after filming it would all simmer down, but it erupted,” Scott said. “It was all over my body, I was itching at night, and every night (there was) blood on the sheets.”

She decided to stop disguising the dry patches and scars on the final press tour for Aladdin and believes her openness could help teens grappling with their own imperfections.

“If I, out of all people, am honest about my imperfections, then I might just make… I think of a 14-year-old girl and (how) it could make her feel just that bit better: ‘Oh, she has it and she plays Jasmine (in Aladdin),'” the actress commented.

Scott also discussed her ethnicity, revealing it was difficult to find her place in Hollywood due to her Indian heritage.

“There’s a thing of someone (being) like… ‘She’s not white, she’s not black, she’s not Latina, what is she?’ There were definitely a few leads that I went for, where I think, ultimately, I was maybe, ‘The other choice’, ‘The exotic choice,'” she added.

However, Scott’s career is really taking off now, and she will next begin promoting the new Charlie’s Angels revamp, also starring Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska.

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J. Alexander taught Tyra Banks how to walk the runway

J. Alexander has taken credit for teaching Tyra Banks how to walk the runway. The America’s Next Top Model judge and coach, known as J. Alexander or Miss J, had been modelling for French designer Jean Paul Gaultier in the early ’90s and became an uno…

J. Alexander has taken credit for teaching Tyra Banks how to walk the runway.

The America’s Next Top Model judge and coach, known as J. Alexander or Miss J, had been modelling for French designer Jean Paul Gaultier in the early ’90s and became an unofficial catwalk coach when he would watch the shows in Paris and gave everyone “free catwalk advice”.

It was around that time he met a young Tyra at a show backstage, and the stunning model became his student.

“I first met Tyra Banks backstage and I started giving her tips on her walk. After I gave her ‘catwalk tricks’ she came into the modelling world with a walk and a purpose,” he told Teen Vogue.

The pair then struck up a friendship, before eventually working together on America’s Next Top Model with Tyra as host and head judge, and Miss J originally given the task of coaching the contestants for the runway.

“It was an honour to have her name me the Queen of the Catwalk,” Miss J gushed.

However, the role became too much when he was also made a judge on the U.S. modelling competition, and after 13 years, he’s taking some much-needed time off, and is now coaching fashion students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

“Every year, I am blown away by the talent that SCAD’s award-winning fashion degree programme displays on the runways,” the 61-year-old shared. “If you didn’t know better, you’d think you were at New York Fashion Week watching designers who have shown for decades.”

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Project Runway helped Brandon Maxwell battle insecurities

Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell has found appearing on the hit Bravo show helped build his confidence and battle his insecurities.The New York-based designer made the comments during an interview with W magazine and admitted that he overcame his d…

Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell has found appearing on the hit Bravo show helped build his confidence and battle his insecurities.

The New York-based designer made the comments during an interview with W magazine and admitted that he overcame his doubts about appearing on the series because he wanted people suffering from similar anxieties to feel empowered and represented.

“I’m not a TV-ready-looking person,” the 34-year-old reflected. “And that was the appeal of it, because I know some young people can watch and see themselves in me in some way and think, ‘Well if that guy can do it, I can definitely do it.'”

Maxwell joined the show’s judging panel for its relaunched series this year (19) and is joined by model Karlie Kloss, Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia and former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth.

The star went on to suggest that, while it took him a while to settle into the new role, the confidence of his co-judges helped him to channel his own inner strength.

“I’m sitting there next to Karlie, Nina, and Elaine, all of whom are incredibly beautiful, powerful, confident,” he recalled. “(But) it took me a while to get my bearings.”

Maxwell has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012 and founded his own women’s ready-to-wear label in 2015.

During an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers last month, the Texas native also gushed over his A-list clients.

“It’s incredible, it’s the best,” he shared. “I’ve been really lucky in my life growing up and now in my work to be surrounded by and work with women whose primary focus is to leave the world a better place. It’s just a great blessing to be able to work with them. It’s always exciting when you get to see that.”

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Broderick Hunter: ‘I didn’t get any guidance from Tyson Beckford’

Broderick Hunter has opened up about how he broke into the fashion industry on his own terms.The handsome star, a former face of Ralph Lauren, rose to prominence after an appearance in Ciara’s Sorry video, with the singer having first spotted him in a …

Broderick Hunter has opened up about how he broke into the fashion industry on his own terms.

The handsome star, a former face of Ralph Lauren, rose to prominence after an appearance in Ciara’s Sorry video, with the singer having first spotted him in a 2012 Dsquared2 fashion show.

And in an interview with Teen Vogue, the 28-year-old opened up on being one of the few black male models in the fashion industry, and shared that while he looked up to model Tyson Beckford – one of the first globally recognised black fashion stars – he didn’t receive any guidance from him on how to navigate the business.

“I tried looking at him as an ally because I was like, ‘If he can do it, I can do it.’ And I’m sure a lot of guys felt that way as well,” Broderick told the publication. “But unfortunately, I didn’t get a single lick of guidance from Tyson Beckford.

“Tyson being who he was at that time and really opening that door, it did give me confidence. But in terms of guidance, I didn’t get much from him or really anybody.”

The former college basketball athlete also spoke about the racism he has encountered as struggled to break into the fashion industry and the continuing lack of diversity.

“I went into several different agencies who told me that they already had a black guy,” the model shared. “I’ve had people say, ‘Oh, you’re too dark.’ I’ve had numerous agencies tell me that black boys weren’t in.”

But while he conceded that the fashion business is “making advancements”, the California native, who has been dubbed one of the “sexiest men on Instagram” by editors at Harper’s Bazaar, insisted that it really hasn’t changed.

“We have all-black runway shows and we have more designers of colour, thanks largely to social media. But I don’t necessarily feel like, for the major brands, there’s enough representation,” he sighed. “People are saying, ‘Fashion has changed,’ but no it hasn’t.”

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Pregnant Slick Woods experiencing ‘roller coaster’ of emotions

Slick Woods is experiencing a “roller coaster” of emotions during her pregnancy.The model, real name Simone Thompson, announced her pregnancy earlier this month (Jul18) and later divulged in a magazine interview that she and her model beau Adonis Bosso…

Slick Woods is experiencing a “roller coaster” of emotions during her pregnancy.

The model, real name Simone Thompson, announced her pregnancy earlier this month (Jul18) and later divulged in a magazine interview that she and her model beau Adonis Bosso are having a son.

While Slick is thrilled to be expecting a baby boy, she has admitted that pregnancy has been a “roller coaster” for her.

“It is very hectic and hormones don’t help,” she told Teen Vogue. “But I’m still learning. I’m just getting into adulthood really, so handling adulthood (and) becoming a parent is a new challenge.”

Even though her pregnancy wasn’t planned, Slick views having a baby as the “new chapter” that she needed.

And while the model may be struggling with some of the changes in her life, she did admit that her pregnancy has reminded her of her strength and just what the human body is capable of.

“I now see my body as something that nourishes my child,” the 21-year-old explained. “I used to treat it as an accessory. I have a newfound appreciation for who I am as a woman, my body, and what I can do. I’m happy I’m experiencing it so young.”

Known for her shaved head, trademark gap teeth and tattoos, Slick is fast becoming one of the hottest names in the modelling business.

Raised in Los Angeles, the rising star boasts over 500,000 fans on Instagram and has landed a number of high-profile gigs in the past year, including campaigns for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, Moschino, Calvin Klein and Urban Outfitters.

And she divulged in the interview that she loves working with Rihanna, as the Barbadian popstar has the knack for foreseeing trends.

“If Rihanna says it’s cool, everyone thinks it’s cool,” she smiled. “She knows that I know who I am at the end of the day. I know my identity, what I offer, and what I bring to the table.”

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Chloe Grace Moretz: ‘Acne took a toll on my psyche’

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz lost touch of herself during her struggles with cystic acne.The Equalizer star suffered from painful breakouts for years in her teens and the experience took a toll on her psyche.”I think what people don’t talk about is the p…

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz lost touch of herself during her struggles with cystic acne.

The Equalizer star suffered from painful breakouts for years in her teens and the experience took a toll on her psyche.

“I think what people don’t talk about is the psychological element to having skin problems, and that was the hardest thing for me,” she tells Teen Vogue. “It strips your self-confidence in a lot of ways; you know you can’t hide from it at all, and you lose a little piece of yourself. When I was younger, I lost a piece of myself by being so self-obsessed with my skin blemishes or what people thought about them.”

“As I grew up, I realised that half the battle was myself, and my own self-infliction of what I thought ‘beauty’ and ‘perfect’ was,” she adds, “but then, you realise there’s no such thing as perfect, and your skin will go through ups and downs. All you can do is try and be as self-accepting as possible.”

Chloe used to cake on makeup and be over reliant on products in a bid to disappear her blemishes, but now the 21 year old has taken a more natural approach.

“Keep it as simple as possible,” the Kick-Ass star says of what she has learned about skin care over the years. “I stopped using all these different products, and I kind of broke it all down to doing absolutely nothing — just using water, olive oil and honey.

“The only thing I’ve integrated into my skin routine is the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, because of the simplicity of it. I won’t put anything on my skin that I can’t pronounce.”

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