The artist revealed in a recent interview that the outfit she wore in her successful video clip and that marked the fashion of that time was the result of her body dysmorphia disorder, which led her to hide her physical appearance.
The Australian singer Natalie Imbrugliarecently revealed that he requested the production of the music video for his biggest hit, “torn”that they did not make her wear a dress, this since, as she confessed, she had body dysmorphia and he didn’t want them to see his silhouette.
No one can deny that the artist’s pop song transcended generations, the theme that enjoys great popularity due to its catchy rhythm and emotional lyrics worthy of a girl without hope in love, has become the soundtrack of many.
However, not only did this bring her to world fame, the video clip that accompanies the melody also played an important role. Contrary to the usual music of the time, Imbruglia chose to show himself in a vulnerable way, where his appearance was also an important factor.
“I was dysmorphic and insecure”
Using a very natural makeup, short dark hair, in addition to baggy clotheshis style crossed the screen, setting a trend in the youth of those years, however, according to his recent statements, this would have been a simple coincidence marked by a mental disorder that developed.
In conversation with The Independent, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the album “Left of the Middle” from which “Torn” is extracted, Natalie Imbruglia stated: “[Elegí ese vestuario porque] I was so dysmorphic and insecure at the time.”.
“The army pants weren’t even cool army pants, they weren’t cool or anything”he remembered. “My intention in using that was so you couldn’t see my silhouette, because I didn’t want anyone to see it.”he explained.
The singer also recognized that this decision became something powerful for her at that time: “It was kind of seen as cool androgyny. But it really came from a place of ‘thank God I don’t have to wear a dress!’ “he confessed.
The body dysmorphia that Natalie Imbruglia confessed to having is a mental health disorder that leads the person who develops it to “perceiving defects in their physical appearance, which do not exist, are evident or are slightly visible to other people” explains the MSD medical manual.
This disease can lead patients to continually checking their reflection in mirrors, attempting to hide self-perceived “flaws” or simply hiding from public life. Other features of this condition include about preoccupation with their own appearance, excessive grooming, and the belief that people look at them and/or make fun of them because of their appearance.
Natalie Imbruglia, who is also an actress, reported that her insecurity was not only restricted to body dysmorphia that led her to doubt her physical appearance, but also to her quality as a composer, since after emigrating from Sydney, her hometown also development imposter syndrome.
As he told a British newspaper, Imbruglia left school at the age of 16 after landing a major role in neighbors, an Australian serious who was also the birthplace of Margot Robbie and Kylie Minogue. After playing Beth for almost 150 episodes, the singer left the production to seek new horizons in the United Kingdom, however, success was not the same.
These polarized situations led her to stop believing in herself and her artistic talent: “I had grown up as a stage school girl, I was a trained artist”he claimed.
Meanwhile, the impostor syndrome consists of “having the feeling of never being up to the task; of not being good enough, competent or capable; to be impostors, a fraud”explained Aida Baida Gil, author of the book “How to overcome impostor syndrome” to the BBC.
The professional coach added that this “syndrome” leads people to assume that “Its success is a matter of luck and it is never due to intelligence but to external factors or the fact that you had to work very hard to achieve it”.
The fact that a person develops impostor syndrome can be due to four possible causes: family dynamics during childhood, which can be given by constant comparisons between the members of the nucleus; sexual stereotypesalthough it is equally common in both genders, it is known that women tend to be more pressured to succeed in their personal and professional lives than men; salary differences Y perception of success, failure and competitionthe latter refers to the fact that the levels of demand themselves are high or impossible to achieve.
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