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Rebecca Judd says her three-year-old daughter has “all of a sudden” started obsessing over her appearance.

Rebecca believes maybe Disney Princess, Elsa, is to blame?

Rebecca Judd, 34, told Today Extra she believes the cause of Billie’s self-consciousness could be a fictional character – Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen.

The mum of four said she had ‘no idea’ why Billie has insecurities before blaming the fictional character, reports Daily Mail.

‘I have no idea … Do you know what, it might be Elsa from Frozen,’ Bec said.

‘… Because [Elsa] has this long pony in a plait and Billie’s got this curly hair. She’s brushing it trying to make it straight like Elsa and every time she brushes it she looks in the mirror and says ‘urgh when am I going to have Elsa hair?’

She continued: ‘At home we talk about how important it is to be brave, strong and kind and intelligent and we don’t make appearance important. It is going to be tricky moving forward, raising girls. Yeah, it is just something to be aware of.’

During her radio show, KIIS network’s The 3PM Pick Up, she revealed that Billie ‘screams at the mirror’ because she hates her hair.

The Postcards presenter said: ‘Billie all of a sudden has started caring about her appearance so much. It’s actually scary, and I don’t know where it’s come from.

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‘At home I wear active wear, pretty much, sneakers, chuck my hair up, barely put on any make up’. ‘She’s got this brush, and she stands in front of the mirror and brushes and brushes her hair. She’s got this curly hair. She brushes it and it springs back up. And she screams at the mirror, she’s like, “arrrrgh!” She’s just furious’. The former model went on to say that her daughter complained, ‘Mummy, I don’t like my hair. I want straight hair like you,’ to which Bec replied to her toddler, ‘Babe when I go to work I tong my hair so I’ve got curly hair like you.’ The mum-of-four went on to explain that the issue came to a head last week when the family were heading out for dinner. She said: ‘We were going out in Port Douglas, we were going out for dinner. And I had these cool studded flats on and she had little flats with a pussy cat on them.

@nextofficial_au for this sunny day ☀️ (sorry Melbz)

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‘We were just about to walk out the door, she goes, ‘Mum, I can’t go out for dinner; you look far more beautiful than me.’ She’s three!’

The solution Bec and her husband, AFL player Chris Judd, decided upon is to steer her daughter’s emphasis away from her own looks and onto other attributes, the TV personality said.

She added, ‘It made Chris and I think we have to put so much emphasis on being a kind human, and being strong, and being smart’.

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  • yeah put the focus onto the important things in life and looks don’t rank that high on it compared with being a decent person. her daughter is only young so there is a lot of time to teach her important life values.

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  • Daughters usually copy what their Mums do. Obviously Rebecca hasn’t realised that until now. They are going to take a different approach and explain why everybody is different. In doing that they have to lead by example in a way their daughter understands.

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  • Its irrelevant what she looks like at home. If she’s watching her mum get dressed with not a hair out of place to leave the house then she’s going to learn that you can’t go out in public unless you look perfect.

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  • It’s an unfortunate part about growing up- I think we all have some insecurities about how we look. I guess it’s just important at these moments to build on your child’s self-esteem and help them to appreciate the looks that they have been given and to find things that they love about themselves.

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  • its amusing because bec is all about her beauty and looks (not a bad things just her and her public profile). Kids pick up on lots of things and also my boys have hissy fits about what they were… totallt normal stuff… i like her approach to it though

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  • good idea to deter her focus on to something else that she is happy with – I think she has beautiful hair and is very cute

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  • Keep doing what you’re doing mama Rebecca ! Don’t focus on your own, her, or anybody else appearance, but on the value of who she is.
    I had a mum who hated her own hair and always told me that she was so sorry I inherited her hair… For many years I dreamed about looking different. Not anymore, I’m happy in my skin.

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  • A little girl having fun being a girl!

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  • three year old always want to be like their fave character or the main people in their lives


    • Very true – parents are the very first idols for children.

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  • It is often the way those with curly hair want straight hair and those with straight hair want curly hair.

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