Miranda Cosgrove Opens Up About Her Body Image Struggles

The iCarly actress talks pool parties, body image struggles, and being shy in a new interview with People.

Miranda Cosgrove, 23, explained that she used to be self-conscious going to pool parties:

I definitely had moments when I didn’t want to go to a pool party because I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ll have to wear a bathing suit’ – just the whole like thing of going somewhere and having your body be on display. It’s scary. I was so shy.

Cosgrove is now taking classes at the University of Southern California, which she says has “helped me come out of my shell.”

I’m at a place where I’m like really comfortable in my own skin. I don’t worry anywhere near as much as I used to. When I was younger, I would just stress about everything and I wanted everything to go well so badly that I didn’t really enjoy the moment enough.

As for the advice she’d  give to her younger self, she explained “I would definitely tell myself to just enjoy everything and relax.”

Cosgrove starred on Nickelodeon’s iCarly from 2007 until 2012. She also released her debut album Sparks Fly in 2010.