"I always said I'd recognize myself when I was old in the mirror," the 55-year-old star said.
Pamela Anderson is opening up about her healing journey and how she's accepting herself for who she is both inside and out. With her new book Love, Pamela and Netflix documentary, Pamela: a Love Story, the 55-year-old is sharing her story from her own perspective.
Speaking to Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on their podcast, Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, she recalled how she never felt like a classic beauty while being one of the archetypal bombshell beauties of the '90s. The 55-year-old confessed, "I never felt like I was any kind of great beauty, ever, no. Just a little funny-looking," before confessing she's absolutely on board the aging process. "I can't wait to see myself old," she said, adding, "I always said I'd recognize myself when I was old in the mirror. I want to let my hair go kind of natural gray, put my little straw hat on, don't wear makeup. I mean, that's my comfortable kind of state."
It's easier for her to accept aging, unlike other people in the industry because of the way she's viewed herself. "A lot of women, I think, that kind of are these classic beauties have a really hard time with aging. I always felt a little funny looking, so I don't think it's as hard for me, and I don't want to chase that, and I don't want to do all the crazy sh*t to myself."
The Baywatch star also noticed how people used to tell her that she was too pretty for makeup, and now that she's older, they just kind of expect her to wear it. "When I was wearing makeup before, everyone told me not to wear makeup. Now I'm old, and now I just want to kind of let it happen," she said.
The former Playboy cover girl maintained a low profile when it came to her private life for years but now she's decided to talk about everything from her leaked sex tape to the end of her marriage with rocker Tommy Lee and how much she loves being a mom to her sons, 26-year-old Brandon and 25-year-old Dylan. In an interview with PEOPLE, she said she's glad to share "one girl's story of how I made it through: a small-town girl going to Los Angeles and just going through all the wild and crazy adventures I did and then circling back and going home." Creating these projects has helped her heal in ways she couldn't imagine.
"I had no idea how much anger I had inside, or how therapeutic it was going to be for not just me, but for people around me, like my mother," she said. "It's been a healing process. I'm so happy to share it and hopefully, people will be inspired," she added.
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