Jennette McCurdy shared an experience she had when her body had changed from a “petite girl” to a grown woman. She was really uncomfortable with the change and would even become jealous of her friends because her appearance was suddenly different. She learned to become confident with her new figure and is proud of who she is, both inside and out. Below is the article from the September 2013 issue of Seventeen Magazine, which she also posted on her official Instagram account:
Growing up, I was always the “petite girl” – slender with a flat chest and not even five feet three. While my friends were getting hips and boobs when they were 14 and 15 years old, I stayed the same size… and that was fine with me. I was comfortable with my body, and my BFF and iCarly costar, Miranda Cosgrove, had the same build, so I didn’t feel left out. Plus, we could share clothes!
But then I turned 17, and that summer my boobs practically doubled in size. I suddenly had more of an hourglass figure, and I put on a little weight. Within two months, I was tugging all my shirts and dresses because they were too tight and revealing. Bra shopping was awfulI had the body girls want.
After that talk, I went on an epic shopping trip. Before I walked in the mall, I told myself, You’re blank slate – find what works now. It felt like I was trying on clothes for 10 hours, but I finally had success! Going in with a positive attitude helped me realize you can’t hold on to a former version of yourself or compare your figure to someone else’s. These days, I love how my body looks in clothes – and when I get a cute outfit, I post selfies on Instagram. It feels empowering, like I’m putting myself out into the world! Just like any girl, I take a dozen pics before I chose my fave, and I’ll admit I filter the heck out of them. But there’s no filter in real life, so now when something isn’t fitting right at work, I’ll just laugh and tell the stylist, “Yeah, I’ve got boobs!” Hey, this is me now!