Here’s Why Chloe Grace Moretz Wanted Major Plastic Surgery at 16

Chloe Grace Moretz attends 2016 Logo's Trailblazer Honors.
Chloe Grace Moretz attends 2016 Logo's Trailblazer Honors. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Logo

Being a teenager is hard enough, but growing up in the public eye can be downright brutal. Chloe Grace Moretz, who began her career at the age of 7, opened up about the pressures of being perfect in Hollywood.

The Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising star, 19, revealed that she had a long list of body issues that she desired to tackle early on. “When I was 16, I wanted a boob job. I wanted the fat pad under my chin to be removed. I wanted a butt reduction, or whatever,” she told Elle.

But Moretz’s mother refused to allow her to go under the knife, which mended her inner beauty. “Because of that, I found a lot of power within my insecurities,” she continued. “They're what make me who I am now.”

Chloe Grace Moretz attends the 2016 Coach and Friends Of The High Line Summer Party at The High Line on June 22, 2016 in New York City.
Chloe Grace Moretz attends the 2016 Coach and Friends Of The High Line Summer Party at The High Line on June 22, 2016 in New York City. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Still, the actress, who is dating Brooklyn Beckham, doesn’t pretend that she woke up like this. “Yes, I have had hair extensions. Yes, the reason I have this body is because I work out seven times a week. Yes, I eat really clean — even though I don't always want to, and I definitely cheat,” she continued. “But you're not just born with this. Sometimes you have to fight for and work for things, and be happy with who you are at the same time. And that's a really hard balance, but I want to show it to young women.”

And when she’s feeling down, she has Beckham, 17, in her corner. The couple confirmed their rekindled romance in May with a sweet Instagram post. “My boyfriend is a huge support. I mean, don't get me wrong, I don't need a man for anything, but when I'm feeling bad about myself, he's like, ‘Stop. Look at what you say in interviews. Look at what you stand for. Listen to your own words, because you're as beautiful as you say you are!’” she revealed. “It’s nice to have a young man who's 17 years old be able to look at a woman that way."

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