“The scary thing about growing up in the public eye is that people just decide that everything you say and do and look like is who you are forever. … I have some Spent too many years pretending to be who I am not.”
it is safe to say that happier than ever The singer didn’t disappoint with her monologue, musical gig and hilarious sketches – complete with surprise cameo From his brother, Finesse, and fellow singer Miley Cyrus.
And one topic that didn’t take away from Billy was shedding light on the long-running discourse around his style, body, and overall looks.
In case you didn’t know, Billy—who in her early years of fame was associated with baggy, oversized clothing and green-studded hair—recently stepped out of her signature style to sport a more form-fitting, “feminine” look. Is. Although this inning has received a great deal of praise, Billy has “Cheat” And “cringeby critics only to be used by how she presents herself.
diving straight into it SNL In the monologue, Billy began, “I’m so excited to be here! My name is Billie Eilish. If you don’t know me by my music, you may know me by my hair or my clothes.”
“That’s why I decided to dress like the one who goes to the club, Mrs. Claus,” joked Billy of her outfit, which included a guffaw. simone rocha dress With red and white stiletto boots.
She continued, “But really, no. I only wear it because I have to get married in an anime after the show.”
Turning her attention straight to her fashion choices, Billy – who often wears baggier outfits to avoid her body judged or examined – Made fun of the widespread conspiracy about his clothes.
“Some people wonder why I started wearing baggy clothes … there was a really good reason. It wasn’t just for comfort or for style,” she said SNL, before poke fun at the topic.
“It’s hard for me to say, but the real reason I was wearing big clothes… I was actually two kids trying to pounce on each other in an R-rated movie,” she joked, who got It was accompanied by thunderous applause from the crowd.
Billy addressed the “scary” experience of growing up and developing in the public eye, noting that it’s unfair to judge based on fashion choices made years ago.
Speaking about his upcoming 20th birthday, Billy said, “I’m really excited to grow up because I’m perfect Now I’m starting to understand who I really am as a person.”
“And the scary thing about growing up in the public eye is that people just decide that everything you say and do and look like is who you are forever,” she said.
“Do you want to be judged by the way you present yourself at the age of 16?” he questioned. “No.”
“It takes time and effort to accept who you really are,” Billy continued. “I spent many years pretending to be someone I’m not.”
In case you missed, Billy made Headlines Back in May when heclassic hollywoodStyled for Vogue, wearing several designer corsets. In appearance being so different from the outfits she’s rocked before, some criticized Billy for seemingly conforming to the beauty standard they felt she had been fighting for years to finish.
“I did a Vogue cover and it was a genre we were shooting for,” Billy said in a recent video Vanity Fair, “It was kind of an old-fashioned Hollywood lingerie kind of classic thing.”
“It was supposed to be a specific aesthetic for a photo shoot, and then it was like ‘Billie Eilish’s new style’ and people kept going like, ‘Wow, her new style, it’s so much better than the old style.’ Or like, ‘Wow, I wish we could have her old style back, I’m so sad she just turned into it,'” she said, citing some of the criticism she’s received.
“It was so weird because I was like, ‘This isn’t a new style. It’s a thing I wore and then I’m gonna wear it another day and then I’m going to do it,'” she said. Really the thing I’ve been preaching about since I first started is to wear what you want.”
Billy discusses how his change in appearance has helped him feel confident and manage his way among people, noting that his transformation from green to blonde means he is unrecognizable She was
“My attitude used to be, ‘Well, I can’t go out. You know, I can’t go out here. I can’t go out there,'” she explained while watching a clip of herself at the age of 18.
“Over the past year, I’ve been open to it. I feel really grateful for it because of being able to feel confident stepping outside without a hat and hood and goggles and masks and jackets… Better and you don’t have to live like that. And I realized that this year I don’t need to live like that.
“And my hair is blonde now, so this isn’t the only person you’ve ever seen walking with green hair,” Billy said. Debuting he started turning things around again earlier this month new black hair In an Instagram post.
Similarly, Billy remembered lose 100,000 followers After posting a photo in September wearing a corset and a lace bra.
Speaking with Elle — who noted the photo was met with an onslaught of hateful comments — Billy admitted he found it “inhuman“Being attached to just one particular genre.
“Just because of the breasts, I lost 100,000 followers,” Billy said of the photo. “People are afraid of big boobs.”
“People hold onto these memories and have an attachment,” she said. “But it’s very inhumane.”