Meghan Markle is having a blast in her Spotify episode Archetypes. She has done a remarkable job while trying to break down all the stereotypes and labels that hold women back in modern society. The Duchess of Sussex has hosted the likes of Serena Williams, Mariah Carey, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Cho, Lisa Ling, Jenny Slate, Constance Wu, and Deepika Padukone in her podcast so far.
The sixth episode of the Archetypes saw Meghan Markle inviting Paris Hilton and Iliza Shlesinger. During the episode, the three powerful women discussed the term bimbo. Giving her two cents on the troop, the former American actress revealed how bimbo has a negative connotation and beauty should not be the only standard for women. She narrated a tale from her childhood when she struggled for not being the “pretty one”.
Meghan Markle reveals her childhood crush
During the episode, Meghan Markle revealed that she had a relatively troubled childhood as she could never match the beauty standards set by society. Since she could not be the pretty one at the age of 10 or 11, she found it better to give herself the “smart one” title. The Duchess also admitted to having a crush on a guy, but he would never even look at her since she was not desirable.
“I had a crush on this boy named Chris! I couldn’t get Chris to look in my direction! You know? Those are the things that sort of inform how you go, ‘Okay, well, if I could be prettier, or if I could be funnier,’” Meghan said, while speaking to Iliza Shlesinger.
Iliza backed the statements from the former American actress as she mentioned how women are constantly pitied for being something they are not. Meanwhile, Meghan also added how she would never want her daughter to measure her self-worth with only her outer beauty. The Sussex royal has two children, namely Archie and Lilibet, with her husband Prince Harry.
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