Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra regrets endorsing a skin-lightening product. Pictured: Chopra attends the Yahoo News/ABC News White House Correspondents' Dinner Pre-Party at Washington Hilton on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris

Priyanka Chopra may be known for her beauty, but she also has her fair share of insecurities.

The "Quantico" actress is set to grace the September cover of Vogue India. During her interview for the magazine, Chopra admitted her insecurities, discussed self-acceptance and shared her regrets. "Before 15, I had a lot of self-esteem issues. I was very conscious of the colour of my skin. I was very conscious of being, like, a super-gawky, skinny teenager," Chopra told Vogue India.

Chopra explained that in India, fair skin is more prized than darker skin tones. Growing up, she was insecure about her appearance because her skin was not fair, but dusky. Chopra added that dark-skinned girls usually hear statements like, "Oh, poor thing, she's dark." Thus, when she learned about skin-lightening creams through an advertisement claiming that she will get lighter skin in a week, she began using it. She was still very young at the time.

Chopra also endorsed the same beauty product later on, which she has since regretted. "When I was an actor, around my early twenties, I did a commercial for a skin-lightening cream. I was playing that girl with insecurities," the "Baywatch" star confessed. "And when I saw it, I was like, 'Oh [explicit] What did I do?' I started talking about being proud of the way I looked. I actually like my skin tone."

Chopra is not the first female celebrity to feel insecure about her skin color. Just like Chopra, singer Kelly Rowland also admitted to suffering from the same insecurities.

Rowland recalled that there was a time in her life when she couldn't embrace her skin color, which she referred to as "chocolatyness," until Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles, reminded her that she is beautiful. "She said you are absolutely gorgeous and she told me how beautiful I was and how rare chocolate is and how gorgeous the skin is and all of this stuff. I was just like…Yeah! Like a light went off!" Rowland told Cnikky.

For some, embracing their skin color becomes difficult because they are made ashamed by the people around them. One such person is former first lady Michelle Obama. When she made her first public appearance since leaving the White House, she revealed that racist comments that target her skin color hurt her the most.

"The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut," Obama said (via Denver Post). "Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color."

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