OnlyOnAOL: This is how Rumer Willis learned to love herself
By: Donna Freydkin
Rumer Willis is in the midst of her Over the Love tour, which has her covering songs by Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday. None other than the "New York Times" called her a "natural."
But for Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, the confidence to perform in front of an audience has been hard-won. She's been bashed online and wrote in "Glamour that "I was constantly bullied because of my looks, so I struggled a lot with my body image."
She found her footing after winning "Dancing with the Stars."
Sure, she could sit around, blog and shop. That's not in her nature.
"I've never wanted that for myself. I have too much of a desire to do more. Growing up and being bullied and not feeling like I was good enough – if I have the opportunity to help other people not feel that way... " she says.
She's got a few surefire and common-sense ways to retain her sanity.
"It's hard. It's an everyday thing. Don't read comments. That's the hardest thing. You can be the most secure person and if you read comments, it all goes downhill. As soon as you hear that voice in your head saying you're not good enough – if you feel unsupported, think of some way you didn't support yourself. It's not other people. Try and reflect it back on yourself," says Willis.
Her tour is going swimmingly, and she'd like to record an album.
Her musical crushes are on point. "I mean, Beyonce. I think I would crumble and die. And Adele," says Willis.