Chloe Grace Moretz ‘Wanted a Boob Job’ at Age 16

“I found a lot of power within my insecurities,” says the actress three years later

Last Updated: June 24, 2016 @ 1:35 PM

Chloe Grace Moretz revealed she wanted plastic surgery when she was just 16 years old, but because of her mom’s disapproval, she was able to find “power within my insecurities.”

“I wanted a boob job,” the actress told Elle. “I wanted the fat pad under my chin to be removed. I wanted a butt reduction, or whatever. And my mom said, ‘Absolutely not, you’re not allowed to have plastic surgery.’ And because of that, I found a lot of power within my insecurities. They’re what make me who I am now.”

During her interview, Moretz, the new face of Coach, also revealed a conversation topic between her and Hillary Clinton — the issue of female empowerment and that “many girls are afraid to be who they want to be” because of “underlying deep-rooted sexism” in America.

And she wants to mitigate the message of female empowerment through her new Coach ads and her social media posts.

“I try to keep it natural,” she added. “When I signed onto the Coach ads, we were all on the same page that the hair and the makeup are things you could do in real life. I try to break barriers. I try to not post Instagrams where I Facetune my face and I wear a ton of makeup.”

Moretz continued: “Yes, I have had hair extensions. Yes, the reason I have this body is because I work out seven times a week. Yes, I eat really clean — even though I don’t always want to, and I definitely cheat. But you’re not just born with this. Sometimes you have to fight for and work for things, and be happy with who you are at the same time. And that’s a really hard balance but I want to show it to young women.”

Moretz has been outspoken about body image in the past — recently, she responded to Kim Kardashians’s nude selfie, saying that the reality star was setting wrong goals for young women.

“@KimKardashian I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than … just their bodies,” the actress wrote on Twitter in March.

Read Moretz’s Elle interview with here.