Daisy Ridley Shares Insecurities in Powerful Self-Esteem Message: 'I Actually Do Love Myself'

by John Boone 4:20 PM PDT, April 19, 2016
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Daisy Ridley is going #NoFilter where it counts.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress got personal on Instagram in a powerful message about self-esteem, alongside a selfie that boasted, "I woke up like this #nomakeup #nofilter."

"3 of these statements aren't true... Social media is great but also a bit scary cause what people post is the most filtered, most carefully chosen and cleverly edited moments of their lives," the 24-year-old star explains. "And self-esteem is a huge issue for people around the world."

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Ridley, who recently hit back at body shamers and refused to apologize for "how she looks," went on to reveal her own insecurities, saying, "My skin isn't great, so I don't post no makeup selfies, much as I'd like to."

"I have a trainer urging me on in workouts and don't include all the times I say 'I can't do it' and I don't smile all the time but I like to share the pictures where I am," she added.

Still, in the end, she writes, "I actually do love myself. I try to think good thoughts always and am surrounded by the most wonderful people, so I'm keeping it balanced (like the Force, obvs)."

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Ridley also shared a look inside her gym routine, revealing, "There was an UNBELIEVABLE amount of swearing (cursing to you Americans!) during today's workout...oooooosh it was a tough one."

And the burger she ate later. "Rehearsal plus burger, happy MOI," she said.

Rehearsal plus burger, happy MOI #sunday #SUNday #workworkworkworkworksamidabadoobee

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We'd definitely say that's keeping things balanced. Good use of the Force, girl!

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