Lucy Hale covers the November 2013 issue of the UK fashion magazine Company, and inside the Pretty Little Liars star opens up about everything from body image to her budding music career. Lucy posted a pic of the cover and wrote:
“Hey UK! @companymagazine has been awesome enough to let me be their Nov. cover girl. Issue hits stands Oct 9th!”
The 24-year-old tells the mag that she hopes to help others by discussing her struggles with body image. “I’m very happy to talk about this. Once my body image struggles were out there, I realized that my experience might help someone else,” Lucy said.
“I feel pressure all the time to look a certain way, so if I can relieve that pressure for someone else, then great. You’re in front of a camera all day, so of course some days you wake up and feel gross, but in the past year I’ve gotten better. My body is normal and I’m not trying to prove anything.”
Regarding her music career, Lucy explains that it was always her “first love.”
“You know, I actually moved to LA from Memphis to do music, and then by accident the acting took off, so it’s great for me to get back to doing my first love,” she explains. “That’s pretty much my biggest fear [that people will brush it off], actually. But then, if people know me from the show and that’s why they give my music a go, then that’s great. I’ve kept quiet about it until the album was done to avoid the clichés as long as possible, but I’m ready for it now – and the music can speak for itself.”