The teenage daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith looked all grown up as she posed for the debut issue of digital Girlgaze Magazine. The 17-year-old Willow Smith left fans stunned by going for a rather dramatic look and candidly opened up about the difficulties of growing up in the spotlight.
For the cover photo, the teenager opted for dramatic eyes and edgy cornrow style hair and complimented her look with bright pink lips for the cover photo. The Whip My Hair hitmaker teamed up her colourful look with huge gold earrings, and heavy necklaces and a pink shimmery garment.
The Founder & CEO of Girl Gaze project, Amanda de Cadenet has shared the cover photo featuring Willow on her official Instagram page. Alongside the photo, she wrote, "So crazy excited to share this with you. We've been working on it for oh so long and it's everything I️ had hoped for and more! The first ever Girlgaze Zine featuring our inaugural cover girl @WILLOWSMITH."
In an interview with the Magazine, the budding model revealed that growing up under the gaze of the spotlight is a "terrible" experience. She explained, "Growing up and trying to figure out your life while people feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what's going on is absolutely, excruciatingly terrible and the only way to get over it is to go into it."
"You can't change your face. You can't change your parents. You can't change any of those things. So I feel like most kids like me end up going down a spiral of depression, and the world is sitting there looking at them through their phones; laughing and making jokes and making memes at the crippling effect that this lifestyle has on the psyche," the Why Don't You Cry singer continued.
Willow Smith, who made her acting debut in 2007 in the film I Am Legend, explained her dilemma about being born into the public eye. She told Girlgaze magazine, "When you're born into it, there are two choices that you have; I'm either going to try to go into it completely and help from the inside, or...I'm really going to take myself completely out of the eye of society. There's really no in-between."