EXCLUSIVE: Chloe Grace Moretz On Finding Body Confidence: 'You Have to Learn to Love Yourself'

Leena Tailor
Entertainment Tonight

Chloe Grace Moretz admits she decided not to get plastic surgery after her mother made her realize the importance of learning to love herself.

The 19-year-old actress and model is one of five celebrities supporting a new mentorship program by the #ActuallySheCan campaign, which focuses on the empowerment of women.

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"Basically what she always said was, 'When you're 21 or over 18 you can make that decision yourself, but wait,' the Neighbors 2 star shared in ET's exclusive clip. "And it meant a lot to me because it's not even that she said, 'Oh, you're beautiful enough now,' but it was like, you have to learn to love yourself on your own before you can actually understand anything in life."


The Atlanta, Georgia native also revealed that her mom is her biggest mentor and the first person she calls when struggling to make a decision.

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"I was raised by a single mom and feminism to me was just equality," she says. "Feminism was my four older brothers never looking at me differently. It was them letting me play basketball with them just as hard and just as aggressively as they wanted to play."

"I think it gets a bad rep, that word, especially for kids my age," she continued. "It's not cool to say you're a feminist. What I've learned is that it's less about the word – it's about the meaning of it."

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Chloe also opened up about those moments of self-doubt she experienced during her teenage years.

"I've never doubted my physical strength [or] my emotional strength," she explained. "Doubting my vulnerability is what scared me – doubting that I could be vulnerable and I could ask someone to help me, and say, 'Hey I'm not doing too well,' or 'I want to learn this.'"

Find out what what type of plastic surgery the actress wanted done at 16 in the video below.

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