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It’s not only the darker girls who feel society’s pressure to look perfect.

Raven-Symone is the latest star to admit to going to extreme measures for the sake of beauty. In the upcoming OWN documentary Light Girls, the actress reveals she’d go tanning almost four times a week just to feel pretty. She admitted:

“When I had my own show (That’s So Raven), I used to tan three or four times a week in a tanning bed to get darker.”


“It’s funny, one of the lighting guys came up — I love him to death; I love him, oh my goodness — he goes, ‘Raven, I need you to stop tanning. You’re getting too dark, and we have to re-light the whole entire show. I was like, ‘Sorry. I was just trying to be pretty.’”

Light Girls is the sequel to Bill Duke’s 2011 documentary on skin color, Dark Girls. It also features Soledad O’Brien, Iyanla VanzantAmber Rose, India Arie, and more.

Light Girls premieres January 19th on OWN.

PHOTO CREDIT: Splash, YouTube 

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