Ciara Subscribes To The ‘Fake It Til You Make It’ Mantra On Days Where She’s Not Feeling Her Best
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Ciara Subscribes To The ‘Fake It Til You Make It’ Mantra On Days Where She’s Not Feeling Her Best

Ciara is living her life outside the confines of what anyone wants her to be. When it comes to balancing her career, being a mom to her three adorable kids, having one of the most praised marriages in the world of A-list sports and entertainment, and getting to walk around as one of the most beautiful women in the world, she proves to remain unde-frickin-feated.

But even our girl has moments where she isn't feeling her most "Ciara."

That is because, according to Ciara, she has to put in the work to be the woman we know and love today. In fact, she touched on the subject in an interview with POPSUGAR, where she revealed that even when life's curveballs are acting up, when it comes to confidence and whether she is feeling that way or not, she's going to show it off.

"Confidence took time for me. I was taking on so much as a young girl...you gotta be confident when you're doing that. Even when you don't know what you're doing — be confidently wrong."

She says she even subscribes to the "fake it till you make it" philosophy, attesting that it really works.

"People don't see you or hear you if you're not confident — I learned that early on, and I've just worked at it over the years. Every year, I get better; through every experience, I get better."

Rihanna famously opened up about living her life on these same terms, admitting that she's down to 'pretend' to keep herself going. 

As one of the biggest and most confident celebrities in the world, it'd be easy to assume that Rihanna has it all together, but nah. She struggles sometimes too. When asked what is it that she does on those days when she isn't feeling her best, her answer was real Rihanna, with the "Needed Me" saying:

"[I] pretend. I mean, it's either that or cry myself to sleep. Who wants to do that? You wake up with puffy eyes the next day, it's a waste of tears."

And as if on cue, she admitted to being nervous and feeling like she was going to throw up before performances before, but ultimately working it out. In a press conference for this year's Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show:

"When you become a mom there's something that just happens where you feel like you can take on the world, you can do anything and the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world, so as scary as that was because I haven't been on stage in seven years, there's something exhilarating about the challenge of it all. It [was] important for me to do this this year. It's important for representation. It's important for my son to see that."

Law Roach recently opened up on the subject and how he pivoted his way to be Zendaya's go-to style BFF.

For Law Roach, it was less about "faking it" but more so committing to his self-belief, telling CNN about his journey to styling despite not having many clients, “It was literally just fake it ‘till you make it. When I met people that’s what I would say. I would be like, ‘I’m a stylist.’”

Roach now has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram and has a team of six assistants in the US and Europe to help manage his formidable client roster, which includes Ariana Grande, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bella Hadid, Megan Thee Stallion, Keke Palmer, and, of course, Zendaya.

Not bad for a guy with just a small vintage shop that Kanye just so happened to walk into one Chicago day, catapulting his styling career.

Tracee Ellis Ross says she's okay with faking the funk due to her relationship with herself

Tracee Ellis Ross shared her usual gems when asked how she shows up when she's not feeling her most confident. She told CRWNMAG:

"My job requires me to be at my best even if I feel at my worst. And I don't think we always have to feel our best. I don't think you always have to think you're the sexiest person in the room or have the best body in the room, I think the thing is having a relationship with yourself."

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