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Ok! Magazine June 24 2013_Bred For Beauty

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  • 1. OK or not OK?OPINIONTheSurgery forstardom?Comparedto mumBREDFORBEAUTYDaughters of modelsoften follow in theirfootsteps – but isthe pressure to bepretty too much?ALEXARAYJOELIRELANDBALDWIN
  • 2. Can’tIjustbeme?’asksAlexaRayJoel,the27-year-olddaughterofrockerBillyJoelandmodelChristieBrinkley.It’sasentimentsharedbyastringofcelebrityspawn.Whileitmayseemsimpleforthekidsoftherichandfamoustoslideeasilyintothecareeroftheirchoice,itoftencomeswithaprice.‘Itisdifficultenoughinoursocietytobeagirlfacedwiththeconstantperfectimageof awoman.Ithinkitwouldbeemotionallyverydrainingforagirltobecomparedtotheir“beautiful”mums.Anytypeofcomparisoncancausedamage,’childbehaviourconsultantNathalieBrowntellsOK!.AlexaRayJoelsayssheknowsallaboutit.‘It’shardbecause[people]comparemymusictomyfatherandmylookstomymother,’shesays.Themusicianadmitstheconstantscrutinyofgrowingupasacelebritychildcanbeoverwhelming.‘Iusedtonotcare.I’dthrowonanydressandIwasgivenaveryhardtimeforit.PerezHiltonlabelledmeaslut.Iwas19or20atthetimehecalledmethatanditwashard.Iknowwellwhatitfeelsliketobebullied,’saysthestar,whoattemptedsuicidewhenitallbecametoomuchin2009.‘IfeltlikeIwasinablackholeandIcouldn’tseeout.Ihitrockbottomthatday…Iwasinsuchadarkplace.’Alexa vehementlydenied claims thatit was a fight withher mother over herweight that promptedher to try and take her own life.‘Nobody is more supportive of myphysical appearance than her,’ Alexasays. ‘She tells me – which I don’tunderstand – that she wishes shelooked like me, that I’m so muchmore unique than her.’‘I wasin a blackhole andcouldn’tsee out’Tooyoung?Parents areso proudALESSANDRA&ANJAGEORGIAMAYJAGGER
  • 3. Modelling is in their blood, but shouldthere be an age limit for fame?When Alessandra Ambrosio allowed her daughter,Anja, four, to star with her in a campaign for fashionbrand London Fog last year, the Victoria’s SecretAngel, 32, was delighted by the results. ‘Havingmy daughter steal the spotlight is pretty funnyand I just love it! I’m so proud of her,’ she said. Butcritics questioned the model’s decision to allowthe pair to be snapped topless in one of the shots.Meanwhile, Cindy Crawford’s daughter, KaiaGerber, starred in her first Versace campaignlast year at age 10, but her famous mother iswary of her daughter’s desire to follow in herfootsteps. ‘At this point, she’s too young topursue a career. But if she’s 17 and wants to try it…what can I say?’ the 47-year-old supermodel says.Larry Birkhead, on the other hand, is all too awareof the negatives fame at a young age can bring. Hisdaughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, six, is undoubtedlythe image of her late mum, Anna Nicole Smith, anddespite the tragedy of Anna’s life, Larry allowedDannielynn to model for Guess last year – thesame company which made her mum famous.‘I know that Anna’s looking at this and seeinghow great this will be,’ he said. ‘Dannielynnhas always looked up to her mum’s image.’Kate Moss’s daughter, Lila Grace, 11,however, has rebelled against her mother’scareer. ‘I always take my make-up off,because otherwise my daughter will come inand say, “Mummy, tut-tut.” She doesn’t like it,’Kate, 39, says. ‘She likes the fresh-faced mummy,when I’ve got my hair in a bun and no make-up on.’ANNANICOLE SMITH &DANNIELYNN BIRKHEAD‘This is kind of Dannielynn’sway of paying tribute toher mum in her own special way,’dad Larry said of Dannielynn’s2012 Guess campaign. But despiteallowing his daughter to modelat a young age, Larry, 40, alsoinsists, ‘My goal is for herto be a child and just dowhat all kids do.’CINDYCRAWFORD& KAIA GERBER‘I didn’t want her tohave make-up or bephotographed lookingolder than she is,’ Cindysaid of letting Kaia posefor the camera atage 10 (left).KATEMOSS & LILAGRACE MOSS HACKKate’s little miss has so farshied away from her mum’scareer. ‘She’s got lipsticks butshe doesn’t do colour,’ themodel say of her look-alikelittle one. ‘She’s quiteprudish – she’ll only doa little bit of gloss orsomething.’Goingher ownwayHOWYOUNGISTOOYOUNG?40 I WWW.OKMAGAZINE.COM.AU JULY 1, 2013
  • 4. OPINIONThe‘IDIDN’TASKTOBEFAMOUS’Olivia Newton-John’sdaughter, Chloe Lattanzi,reveals what it’s really likeI wanted to be a normal young kid,and fame was not something I askedfor – I was born into it. I felt I had noprivacy. I never craved attention. I waspaid attention since I was born. I hadno choice. Nothing was private for meand this still pisses me off. I’m just tryingto have my own identity, which I think isperfectly normal. I’m sure many woulddo the same to try to carve out theirown identity. All kids cause their parentsangst when growing up, it’s just thattheir relationships and problems aren’tsplashed all over for the world to seeand judge. I never wanted that and itangers me to this day. For me, it’s notabout making one’s mark – we’re all equal– it’s about following your heart. Myexpectation of myself is to always do thethings I love. I’m looking forward to theday when I stop being known as ‘Olivia’sdaughter Chloe’ and just become Chloe!MY KIDSARELUCKYJada Pinkett Smith has noproblem letting her childrenstep into her famous shoesThis isn’t about fame or money… [Willowand Jaden] were still going to have theirtrials because of who their parents are.As much as I wish I could figure out a wayI could protect my children, they have theirdestiny. I’m not going to put brakes on thatout of fear. There are certain things I needto be for [Willow]; things I need to giveher – support, knowledge, wisdom andguidance. I have to be a mum and I haveto be mentor because I’ve been down thatroad. Our children are allowed to stay in theparadigm of being a child; they don’t haveto take care of their families, become thecomplete emotional, physical and financialfocus that happens to many child stars. Ourfamily structure is hard to comprehendbecause it’s so outside what usuallyhappens in a family, but the paradigm is thesame. You have Mother. You have Father.Father is protective. Mother is the teacher.Most of the time with child stars, the childhas all the responsibilities and connects topeople around them who might not be thattrustworthy. But with us, the paradigm staysthe same because the child can still be thechild with an extraordinary gift.NOTOK!IT’SOK!ButAlexawasstrugglingwithoneaspectofherappearanceandjustafewmonthsafterhersuicideattempt,shewentundertheknifeandhadanosejobin2010.‘Iwasthinkingaboutgettingthisforyears,[mynose]alwaysbotheredmealittlebit.Iwasself-consciousofpicturestakenfromtheside.Tosomepeople,that’svainbut,attheendoftheday,weallwanttofeelpretty,’Alexasays.‘[Now]Ifeelreallygood.I’mstartingtogrowathickerskin–youlearntoacceptyourquirksandyourappearance.’Alexa’sinsecuritiesaboutherappearancearenosurprisetopsychologistDanyaBraunstein,whotellsOK!thatoftenfamousmothersaren’tevenawareofthepressuresthey’replacingontheirkids.‘Amotherwhoiswell-knownforbeingbeautifulwilloftenholdcertainvaluesabouttheimportanceofappearanceandwillperformcertainbehaviourstomaintainthisappearance.Thesevaluesareusuallycommunicatedindirectlytochildren,byboththemotherandsociety–thatit’simportanttolookgoodandthatself-worthisassociatedwithhowattractiveyouare,’Danyasays.‘Thiscomparisoncanbedamagingforchildreniftheydon’treceivethemessagethatthey’revaluedforotherreasons.’IrelandBaldwinadmitsshe’swrestledwithgrowingupintheshadowofherfamousmum,KimBasinger,59,too.‘Ihavebattledmanydifferentstruggleswithself-esteemandbodyimageissues,’shewroteonTumblrearlierthisyear.‘Ialsogetcomparedtomymumquiteabit…IAMNOTMYPARENTS.Mymumisoneofthemostbeautifulwomenintheworld.Sheispetiteandfragile,andIamfitand…moretolove…Ihaveabooty,shehasathighgap.’Irelandalsoadmitshermotherhasbeengroomingherforalifeinfrontofthelens.‘Mymum’sveryhappyshecanfinallygivemetips.She’salwaysthere,soshe’llstandinthebackandsay,“Turnyourheadthisway,ordothis.’”ButwhatIrelandwasn’tpreparedforwasthetorrentofonlineabuseshewouldreceive.‘Ihavereceivednastyemails,messagesonTwitterandridiculouscommentsnotonlyaboutmysizebutmyfamily,’shesays.‘Whatisthegoodincommentingonaphotoofa17-year-oldgirlandcallingherfat,ugly?’Withsuchharshcriticsoutthere,it’seasytoseewhysometakethingstotheextremeinanattempttobeflawless.‘There’salotofpressuretobeperfect,’saysBriaMurphy–the23-year-olddaughterofEddie,52,andNicoleMurphy,45–whohasopenedupaboutsomeoftheshockingpracticesshe’sseeninthemodellingworld.‘I’veheardofpeopleeatingthecottonballswiththeorangejuice…theydipitintheorangejuiceandthentheyeatthemtohelpthemfeelfull.Lotsofgirlsgetaddictedtodrugsandanorexia–it’salotofpressuretobeperfect.’Ratherthanjustwitnesseatingdisorders,AllegraVersacehasstruggledwithherown.The27-year-olddaughterofdesignerDonatellaVersace,58,hadawell-publicisedbattlewithanorexia–andAllegrahasexplicitlyblamedgrowingupinthespotlightforherdisease.‘Icallthismyperiodofabsence.Iwaslostinotherthoughtsandcouldn’tconfrontreality.Aboveall,Iwantedonething–tobeno-one,tonotberecognised,notbehunteddown,’shesays.Allegrasaysshehasnointerestinmilkingherfamily’sname.‘Istillprefertheanonymity.I’vespentsometimeworkingwithanon-Italiandesigner– andthegreatpartaboutthisworkisthatIamno-one!’TheodoraRichardsadmitsshewasinspiredbyhermodelmother,PattiHansen,57,tofollowherintotheprofessionwhenshewasjustateen.‘IsawherdoingitwhileIwasgrowingupwithmysister.Itlookedsoglamorous.Sheallowedmeandmysistertostartmodellingwhenwewere16.Eventually,Iwantedtobeapartofit,’shesays.ButTheodoraadmitsherfather,RollingStonesrockerKeithRichards,69,wasn’tsoldontheidea.‘Hewasalittleapprehensive,’shesays.Anditappearstherockstarmayhavebeenjustifiedinhisconcerns,withTheodora,28,lookingfrailoflate,promptingsometospeculatethatshe’stakenonboardthemodellingworld’softenimpossiblestandards.DanyaBraunsteinsayseatingdisordersandpsychologicalproblemsincelebritiesandtheirchildrenarecommonbecausethesuccessoftheircareerisoftenreliantonlookingacertainwayandbeingacertainweight.‘Theresultoffocusingtoomuchvalueonattractivenessisthatmaintenanceofappearancebecomesahigherprioritythanself-care,andcanleadtodisorderedthinkingabouttheirselfandwhatotherpeoplethinkaboutthem,’shetellsOK!.‘Rulesandbehavioursabouteatingandexerciseareoftenlearnedthroughobservationoftheparent.’Ontheotherhand,fellowmodelandceleboffspringGeorgiaMayJaggerrefusestocaveintothepressuresoflifeinthespotlight.And,unlikemostofhercontemporaries,the21-year-olddaughterofMickJagger,69,andJerryHall,56,hasnoproblemwiththecomparisonstoherfamousparents.‘Thatgoesalongwithit,’shesays.‘Idon’tthinkofmyselfasseparatetomyparents.They’rereallysuccessfulandIlookuptothemandI’mproudofthem,soI’mhappytotalkaboutthem.’NathalieBrownagrees,anddoesn’tbelieveallkidswhochasefamearedestinedfordisaster.‘Itdependsontheirparentsandhowmuchpressureisputuponthechild,’shetellsOK!.‘Theemphasisisontheparenttoensuretheykeeparealisticviewandletthechildpursuetheirowndreamsandhaveaccesstotherealworld.’mail@okmagazine.com.aufacebook.com/okmagazineaustraliatwitter.com/okmagaustralia #tellok!Instagram/okmagaustralia #tellok!WHAT DO YOU THINK OF CELEBRITYCHILDREN BEING SHOVED INTO THESPOTLIGHT FROM BIRTH? TELL USWHAT YOU THINK AT…TEXTBYOLIVIAO’BRIEN‘I havea booty,Mum hasa thighgap’JULY 1, 2013 WWW.OKMAGAZINE.COM.AU I 41

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