When it comes to being a celebrity, it seems as though smiling is a part of the job. Between photo shoots, red carpet events and just snapping selfies with fans, flashing smiles left and right is kind of unavoidable. That is, until we realized some of our fave stars are so not about it. Celebs like Miley Cyrus, Rowan Blanchard and Kylie Jenner and more are proof that being in the spotlight doesn’t mean you have to flash those pearly whites on the reg. Some stars really do hate smiling, but for all different reasons.
Why does the “Malibu” singer avoid smiling at times? She just feels uncomfy doing it on command.
“I get embarrassed to take pictures. That’s actually the truth. I’m so embarrassed because people are taking pictures of me and I don’t know how to smile, and just be awkward, so I stick my tongue out, because I don’t know what else to do,” she explained.
The Girl Meets World star just really hates when people tell her to smile – she can do what she wants, people!
“Plz stop telling me to smile on Instagram I’m going insaaannnneeee,” she wrote in a series of tweets. “I post on my Instagram what I like 🙂 if I want to smile I will!! Nothing more than that. I wish people would stop reading into things.”
The supermodel isn’t confident in her smiling abilities, which is why she is hesitant to flash her pearly whites in certain situations.
“I am not a very good smiler on cue,” she said. “I have to practice that a lot.”
The Olympian is all about smiling when she feels like it, but she shouldn’t be expected to.
While appearing on Dancing With the Stars, Simone was asked by host Tom Bergeron why she wasn’t smiling. Her response? “Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.” It was for sure a mic drop moment if we’ve ever seen one. When later asked about her comment, Simone weighed in on the positive reaction she received for standing up for herself and her lack of grinning.
“To be honest, I didn’t know what to say and that’s just what came out of my mouth. It was kind of like word vomit. My mom was a little worried that my comment was going to be taken negatively, but the positive outcome has been absolutely amazing. It went everywhere. I never thought that would happen,” she said in an interview.
It’s not that the actress doesn’t ever smile. It’s just that her neutral face is closer to a frown.
“Is there a filter on Instagram that fixes Bitchy Resting Face? Asking for a friend,” she wrote on Twitter.
The singer is insecure about her teeth, which is why she tends to stay tight-lipped.
“i never post any pictures that were captured in moments i felt truly happy because i’m always insecure about my smile (i hate my teeth),” the singer wrote on social media. “but it’s okay! love yourself! especially when you’re happy and glowing!”
The Twilight star has been known for not smiling, but she really does! It’s just that now she has to keep the whole image up.
“Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo — not that I ever would — that’s exactly what people would be desecrating me for. They’d be like, ‘Now you’re going to give it up, now you’re a sellout.’ Like, okay. What do you want? What would you like?” Kristen said.
Reporting credit: Cayla Bamberger
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