We used to think that celebrities were these confident, fearless creatures who didn't let anything ruffle their feathers. Now we know that's not the case at all: Many celebrities are in the "business" to earn the adulation of others and make up for their own low self-esteem.
Case in point? "Glee" beauty Lea Michele gave an oddly self-conscious response when asked about her new beauty contract with L'Oreal.
"Growing up I was never really considered the typical beauty," Michele told Women's Wear Daily, adding that her look is "relatable" for women. "So the fact that I'm now the face of such an incredible company and brand is so awesome - that they would look at me and consider me is unbelievable."
So, is her diva reputation all fake? It's probably a mixture of both, but she's hardly the only celebrity to admit self-confidence problems.
Actress Demi Moore has been through the ringer in the past year with her split from Ashton Kutcher and subsequent rehab. It seems like a lot of her problems come from her low sense of self-worth, judging from an interview she gave to Harper's Bazaar earlier this year.
"What scares me is that I'm going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I'm really not lovable, that I'm not worthy of being loved," she said. "That there's something fundamentally wrong with me...and that I wasn't wanted here in the first place."
Halle Berry is one of the most gorgeous women in the world, but she also suffers from self-doubt.
"I think I've spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that is sort of implanted in me," she told CNN in 2010, adding that it came from seeing her mother abused when she was a youngster.
"Before I'm Halle Berry, I'm little Halle who was a little girl growing in this environment that damaged me in some ways, and I've spent my adult life trying to really heal from that," she said.
We have to wonder if that's why she chose to break off her relationship with Gabriel Aubry after he allegedly shoved their daughter's nanny.
Mariah Carey is one of the most talented singers in the world with a loving husband and flourishing career. However, she said she grew up seeking the wrong kind of attention because of her low self-confidence.
"I have had very low self-esteem my whole life," she told Paper magazine in 2009. "When I was 12 or 13, I remember walking up the driveway, and this guy who was 20 - which may have been highly inappropriate - said to me, 'I like your pants,' and I was like, 'Oh, that looks good? Oh, OK, I will wear tight pants now.'"
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