After being dubbed the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine and asked by Vogue magazine to cover its 10th annual shape issue last year, you’d think you’d need high levels of self confidence to bare all like she does, but to Rihanna, the act of getting naked is what gives her that boost in the first place.
Jay-Z’s former child prodigy, who is renowned for her revealing outfits and showing off her body, admits she does it because it makes her feel better about herself.
In fact, the act of baring it all is what helped her gain confidence in the first place.
“The more I got naked, the more comfortable I felt,” Rihanna, 24, tells Britain’s Women’s Fitness magazine.
“I just had to face my fear. You always find something wrong, you always find something you’re uncomfortable with, and one thing turns into another and you get embarrassed and self-conscious about it.”
Following some early-on insecurity, the pop star explains, “After a while, it was like, ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ I just started being a little more daring with it. It was just knowing my body … is what it is under clothes or outside of clothes.”
Although shedding her attire on a regular basis has had a beneficial outcome for the image she’s trying to convey, Rihanna admits, “My way probably won’t work for most people.”
Does being naked give you confidence? or do you need confidence to get naked?