Billie Eilish struggled to accept her changing figure as young teenager

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish has openly discussed her struggle to accept her natural body shape as an adolescent.

The Grammy Award-winning artist has candidly shared her struggles with body image and depression in an interview with U.S. Vogue, and revealed that when she was younger, she desperately wanted to be a model.

"I really wanted to be a model, really bad, and I was chubby and short. I developed really early. I had boobs at nine. I got my period at 11," the Bad Guy hitmaker explained. "So, my body was going faster than my brain."

Billie then recalled how she began to despise her changing figure.

"I just hated my body. I would have done anything to be in a different one," she candidly shared. "It's funny, because when you're a little kid, you don't think of your body at all. And all of a sudden, you look down and you're, like, 'Whoa. What can I do to make this go away?'"

Elsewhere in the chat, Billie confessed that her body image battles began to fade by the end of June last year, and if she was to offer any advice to young fans out there dealing with the same issues, it is to be patient.

"When people ask me what I'd say to somebody looking for advice on mental health, the only thing I can say is patience. I had patience with myself. I didn't take that last step," the 18-year-old insisted, sadly noting that she had suicidal thoughts at the height of depression. "I waited. Things fade."

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