Gabriela Herstik
February 08, 2017 12:49 pm

We’re all about the eyebrows, and today one of our favorite brow icons Lily Collins shocked us by admitting she used to hack off her brows. Yes, really, the news came from a recent interview, where Collins spilled that growing up she wasn’t so accepting of what was to become her signature feature. The 27-year-old stated that it was her mother who taught her to embrace her bold and beautiful eyebrows, because “you need to accept the quirky things that make you different and what make you beautiful.” Lily’s mother is not wrong, it’s the little things that make you different that are sometimes the hardest to embrace, but that also makes them the worthiest.

It’s hard nowadays to imagine Lily sitting in front of her mirror, going at her eyebrows with some tweezers, and not just because her bold brows have a twitter of their own. But in retrospect, hearing that Lily was so uncomfortable with a feature that we love so much is a reminder that celebrities have insecurities like the rest of us. It’s hard to be different when you’re growing up, especially when Phil Collins is your dad and you’re constantly in the limelight, but we’re glad that Lily finally embraced her big, bushy, beautiful brows.

And if you want more juicy details from Collins life, her new book  Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, comes out in March.