Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Just ask Twilight tomboy Kristen Stewart. The actress who achieved global recognition for her role as Bella in the vampire series made the ultimate transformation at the MTV Movie Awards last week. Although she walked the red carpet in a fancy Guishem dress and luxurious Louboutin heels, by the time she went to accept the award for best film she was wearing her comfy Converse sneakers. Of course, the 22-year-old is the first to admit she's always been a slouch when it comes to fashion and, well, personal hygiene. In the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Stewart admits she's long been in touch with her inner male. She says, "Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother's clothes, dude! Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn't wearing Juicy jeans. I didn't even think about it. I wore my gym clothes." Stewart goes on to say that she was actually bullied by her fellow students... and it hurt. She recalls, "But it's not like I didn't care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, 'Oh my God! That's disgusting -- you don't shave your legs!" And the press was every bit as taunting, Stewart says: "You can Google my name and one of the first things that comes up is images of me sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and my dog. It was taken the day the movie came out. I was no one. I was a kid. I had just turned 18. The next day it was like I was a delinquent slimy idiot, whereas I'm kind of a weirdo, creative Valley Girl who smokes pot. Big deal. But that changed my daily life instantly. I didn't go out in my underwear anymore." That said, Stewart is well aware of the fact that she is still under fire any time she doesn't look like the picture of perfection. The brooding actress maintains that at the end of the day, she strives to be herself above everything else, "I get some serious sh-t about it. I'm not embarrassed about it. I'm proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, 'What an actress! What a faker!' That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like sh-t in half my photos, and I don't give a f-ck. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, 'She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.' I don't care about the voracious, starving sh-t eaters who want to turn truth into sh-t."