As Americans and the rest of the world become increasingly obsessed with physical beauty, television personality Heidi Pratt speaks out about her personal struggle with her physical appearance in a new video exclusive to Faithwire.
Earlier this fall, the former “Hills” star discussed her faith, personal setbacks and struggles that have delayed her hopes for motherhood — something she’s dreamed about since she was a little girl.
In this new three minute segment, the wife of Spencer Pratt, admits to getting sucked in the dark cycle of worshiping physical outer beauty. And counts that as a hitch in her motherhood plan.
Saying, “I’ve really been reflecting a lot about myself and what kind of role model I’ve been (and) I think that in the beauty department I’ve been a really bad role model and that’s a hard thing to digest.”
“I want to be a great role model for my kids and to have them look at my inner beauty and to care about it and not worry about what I look like.”
You know, “it is hard in this world and I feel like there is more pressure to be beautiful by the world’s standards than ever before.”
Because “I feel like there’s more hate and criticism and negativity for women out there and it’s not just by the world, its by us and it’s important to stand up against that and to have our values based on who we are in our inner beauty then what we look like.”
An opinion expressed by Pratt years after she was publicly critiqued and slammed for her plastic surgery generated “Barbie” like look.
In the season 5 opener of the “Hills” and episode preview snip its, to the horror of MTV viewers and Pratt’s mother, Darlene Egelhoff and sister, Holly, the young woman revealed the laundry list of drastic alterations and nips and tucks done to her body to make her look more “Hollywood.”
The list includes a back shaping, inner thigh reduction, breast augmentation and nose and chin procedure.
Once the episode begins, the visible alarm on her family’s face, takes Montag off guard. And Egelhoff says to her daughter, “Why would you want to look like Barbie? To everybody else that saw you, you were Heidi. Nobody in the world could have looked like Heidi Montag.”
After which, Pratt responds and says, “Are you telling me I don’t look good?”
The conversation ends with Heidi having tears stream down her face because of Egelhoff’s reaction to her oldest daughter’s body revisions.
Other friend’s of Pratt like her former “Hills” co-star, Kristin Cavalleri have commented on the cosmetic surgeries.
On the Wendy William’s show several years ago, Cavalleri said,”You know I think at the end of the day its (Heidi’s) body and I think if she’s happy that’s all that matters. I think that she is very young and I think she was absolutely beautiful before and didn’t need any of it done. So, you know, it is not for me, but its not my body.”
Now, Montag is using her post “Hills” show time to explain.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight ten years after the first episode of the “Hills,” the young woman and her husband opened up about her plastic surgery obsession.
Pratt stating in the clip, “Maybe I needed to have more confidence and be more secure in who I was and not thinking so much about my eyebrows or my this or that.”
Adding that, that the pressure to fit in with “Hills” cast members weighed heavy on her heart. Explaining, “I think that I just became so consumed by this character that I was playing that I became that girl and lost track of this small-town Colorado girl.”
In the latest Faithwire clip, Montag gets candid, saying, “I was literally comparing my nose to someone else’s nose, my body to someone else’s body and that’s completely the devil in his schemes, that’s the opposite of what God wants for our lives.”
As of now, over a dozen plastic surgeries later, her confidence and voice come out differently and stress the importance of staying strong in her faith and a person’s value system.
Specifically stating, “I think it’s important to stand strong and not base our values on our hair and our jewelry and outside appearances, it’s based on our inner value and we will never by happy or beautiful if we don’t really focus on within and I want to be that kind of role model for my kids.”
“As a millennial it has been very challenging with the internet, Facebook (and) Instagram.”