Katy Perry Googles ‘Katy Perry hot’ when she needs a confidence boost

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Sometimes we forget, well, at least I do, that celebrities can have the same insecurities as you and me. And it’s really hard for me to picture Katy Perry as someone who has ever had an insecure moment in her life, but she’s gone and proven me wrong.

The 32-year-old singer posted quite the throwback pic on Instagram on April Fool’s Day, clad in a sports bra and gym shorts, makeup-free and rocking some crazy, disheveled hair. She captioned the pre-2K snap, “I’m proud to announce the cover for my 4th album!” adding, “Happy April Fools! Been plotting in the same type of sports bra from my IM and laminated calendar since 99′ It’s all about the long game…”

Then, on Tuesday, she shared an inside look at the less-than-glamorous side of pop superstardom by posting a series of photos of herself enduring a (slightly painful looking) facial massage while Facetiming with one of her record label managers. Katy helpfully (?) captioned this one, “WHEN UR ROLLIN CALLS WITH UR A&R BUT TRYING TO MASSAGE THE STRESS OUT YA JAW AT THE SAME TIME CAUSE EVERYTHING IS COMING TO A HEAD❗(scroll right for full trauma).” Hey, Katy, you’re getting a massage, there’s no need to shout.

I’m not sure if Katy regretted sharing the pics (and didn’t know how to take them down?) or what, but she quickly posted another picture to Instagram showing her sultry side, wearing a denim bra and Daisy Dukes. The pic was a screenshot from her phone and you can clearly see that she did a Google image search for “katy perry hot” and shared the result, adding the caption, “was feeling insecure about my last two posts so.”

was feeling insecure about my last two posts so

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I can totally identify with this, and I’m sure a lot of you can too, even if you don’t want to admit it. Come on, we all have that one Facebook profile picture we put up there to get “likes” when we are having a low self-esteem day…or is that just me? (Cool story, Corey: my current go-to headshots were taken by the actor who plays Alvaro on The Walking Dead.) Of course, I can only aspire to look like Katy on a bad day, but that’s another story. What I can’t identify with is how she doesn’t lose her mind when her phone is at 13% battery life. I had a mini panic attack when I saw that.

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  1. nemera34 says:

    These women have so much and still there is that lack of self confidence. Maybe put you focus into other things and other people. Stop focusing so much on the outside. I thought she was that person. Now not so much. It just opens a door to doing crazy things as she gets older. And she has young fans. When they see these kinds of things it just sends a crazy message.

    Also keep it to yourself.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      “It just opens a door to doing crazy things as she gets older” I agree with your statement. I mean how is she going to give herself a self-esteem boost when she hits her forties and no longer looks young? Pop stars have such pressure to stay relevant and young and beautiful.

    • Karen says:

      Many celebs chase adulation and applause. It’s how they got where they are. I always thought it was pretty common to be insecure in the entertainment industry.

    • Shijel says:

      Eh. I’m an artist. A good one, have carved out a decent niche for myself, I’m getting more successful every year.

      Thing is, just like with your own face or art, it’s what you know. It’s common to you, you see it every day, you know it intimately, you see every single flaw. And usually it’s ok because you know how hard you’ve worked, or how blessed you are with looks, money, fame, but on bad days there’s no talking yourself out of insecurity.

      And it’s pretty devastating when you’re working in areas that rely so heavily on aesthetics, be it in some sort of art, or modelling/entertainment, when your income depends on ‘beauty’. So Katy Perry gets a pass from me this time. At least she seems to have a sense of humour about it and knows she’s fishing for some love.

    • perplexed says:

      She’s always worn a ton of make-up which made me always think she was looks-oriented.

      That said, she is in a looks-oriented business. I’d be insecure.

  2. DahliaDee says:

    I know I shouldn’t, but MOG, she looks like a blond Woody the Woodpecker in that photo with the black sequin dress.

  3. Margo S. says:

    I had the same panicked thought about the low battery. I thought, “I hope she had her charger on her.” Hahaha.

  4. Spiderpig says:

    Everyone feels that way. Everyone. I think being in the public eye just makes it worse. Not to mention the constant pressure to look good, being yelled at every time you gain a few pounds, etc.

  5. Suki says:

    Long time lurker, first time commenter.

    Beautiful women tend to be more insecure than your average looking woman because so much emphasis is placed on their looks. Katy is that fun, pretty, pop chick. Her career has not evolved beyond that. In person, I am certain she is kind, funny and probably interesting. She pushed out of quite a regressive background but the box that she is in career-wise is one that has a short shelf life. Imagine how insecure the average person feels in their career in the worlds fluctuating job market and consider that celebrities are always waiting to be pushed from the precipice and it’s a long fall!

    We need to teach young girls and women to focus on more than their external beauty. Otherwise life is not only superficial, but terrifying particularly if you age or become unwell.

  6. Shambles says:

    See, I milk my phone battery until the absolute last second. I get lazy and stuck in one position and I will not be motivated to move until that sucker is d e a d.

    • Shijel says:

      Same. I usually tend to browse before bed or while slowly waking up. I have this comfortable pose (on my belly, with one eye buried in the pillow while the phone rests on the mattress beside my head) and it’s so comfortable. Yes, when battery gets low, I get antsy. But I am so, so comfortable, so I won’t plug it in until it’s buzzing its dying breath.

      Sorry phone I love you, it’s me, not you.

  7. Raina says:

    I find her rather plain in the face, but nice figure. Makeup n hair can do wonders. Physicality aside, I think insecurity drags down sex appeal which I find more attractive than aesthetic. And, yet, we all can get insecure. I think the trick is to find attributes you really like about yourself and lead with those. Vibe follows.

  8. word says:

    I just googled and she is so basic

  9. t.fanty says:

    It’s revealing, though: with that kind of insecurity, she is low-hanging fruit for douchebags like Mayer and Bloom.

  10. naomipaige says:

    I’m sorry, but when it comes to her, the word ‘hot’ is no where in my vocabulary. She’s cute, but in my opinion far from hot. I, also think, she tries too hard to be sexy by pushing her boobs in our faces.

  11. Naddie says:

    While I don’t have any pic on Facebook to get likes, I’m not going to call her stupid because I certainly do stupid things to boost my confidence (or maybe we’re both stupid). The thing is, it only works for one week or two, then you’re there again, feeling insecure.
    Katy Perry is only human, but we can’t pretend she didn’t focus hard on looks and hotness instead of art. I don’t really empathize when a celebrity like her, Sofia Vergara or Jennifer Lopez whine about getting older. By the way, I’ve never seen or heard Angelina Jolie (oficially the prettiest) doing this.

    • Artemis says:

      Jolie is not like any of these women. Even with all her insecurities when she was young, a man was kicked to the curb if she was over it. She kicked not 1 but 2 husbands over a child/ren! She knows her value because she’s always reminded how beautiful she is even if the main story is her political work (seriously even politicians are caught checking her out or outright say it). And she’s good at hiding and so we never catch her in an ‘off’ moment where she looks less than hot/beautiful.

      The other women you mentioned are addicted to love and douchebags and work hard to look the way they do, it’s very manufactured and dependent on being conventionally attractive. Again, Jolie is the kind of woman who had no issues shaving her head and owning it. Perry thinks she invented the wheel with her new haircut and needs the praise because you damn well know she needs to be externally validated for her ‘bold’ choice.

    • perplexed says:

      I don’t think I’ve really seen Jennifer Lopez complain about getting older. I think she just doesn’t like being referred to as a cougar.

      I think most “glossy-looking” celebrities, even the ones that get plastic surgery, actually advocate for embracing your age. Weirdly, though, the one I didn’t expect to whine about getting older but is a real Debbie Downer when it comes to aging is Kristen Scott-Thomas. She looks so elegant and refined and “intelligent”, I wouldn’t expect her to be so whiny about getting older, but I almost feel like jumping off a building after reading any interview with her about what it’s like to be an older beautiful woman among a sea of younger pretty women. Yikes. I’ve never been as beautiful as her, so any time I read a (whiny) interview with her, I keep thinking all of my past, present and future has passed me by without my even realizing it.

      • Naddie says:

        It’s not even about saying the words “I hate getting older ” but the whole attitude, the lack maturity on their public persona, that just never evolves. I only mentioned Jolie because it happened to her, even if it’s part just mass manipulation I don’t believe it’s entirely fake.

  12. Anilehcim says:

    I have always thought that Katy Perry is gorgeous.

    This is exactly why I don’t have social media. I mean, I do, but I don’t really post many pictures of myself. In today’s world, there is no getting around having social media accounts because it plays a massive role in our world, but when I was in my early 20’s (I’m 30 now), it just always made me feel so bad. I’ve had this conversation with friends and cousins and so many people that I know ended up deleting their accounts because they said Facebook especially made them feel bad about themselves… my cousin told me that she actually found herself comparing her life to other peoples’ constantly. Everyone puts their best face forward on social media and we become addicted to that stupid, meaningless praise. It just gets really ugly. I can relate to Katy on this.

  13. Trillion says:

    Katy has only her looks to bank on, IMO. “Long game”? Not so much.

  14. perplexed says:

    She looks really different without make-up.

    Maybe she’s not that insecure if she was willing to post that pic.

  15. deevia says:

    With her hair short, she kinda looks like a drag queen who’s really good at female illusion. Someone as good as Courtney Act.