Aussie model, Rebecca Judd, has revealed that her daughter Billie is showing signs of poor body image at the mere age of three. She admitted that Billie has become obsessed with the way she looks, especially her curly hair.


"All of a sudden [Billie] has started caring about her appearance so much. It's really scary," Judd said, in an interview with the 3pm Pick Up programme on KIIS FM


"I don't know where it's come from because, at home, I wear activewear pretty much - sneakers, chuck my hair up, and barely put on any makeup."


The 34-year-old mum explained that her little girl hates her curly hair.



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"She's got this curly hair, so she brushes it and it springs back up. And she screams at the mirror, she's like, 'Arrgh!' She's just furious'.


"I said, 'Billie what are you doing, just let it go babe, you've got curly hair', and she says, 'Mummy I don't like my hair I want straight hair like you'."


Last week, when the family were on holidays in Queensland, Australia, Billie said she didn’t want to go out for dinner because she didn’t feel as pretty as her mum.


"She [Billie] had these little flats with a pussycat on them, and we were just about to walk out the door she goes, 'Oh mum, I can't go out for dinner, you look far more beautiful than me'," she said. 



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Rebecca says she can’t understand her little one’s behaviour, because she is not exposed to any negative comments about people’s looks. "[Billy] doesn't get screen time, she's not watching shows that would put any importance on appearance," she said.


"She's not on Instagram, she can't read for goodness sake."


The Aussie mum says she encourages the importance of being 'strong, kind and smart'.


Judd also made it into the news in recent years for speaking about her own body image. She published an open letter rebuking the media for criticising her lean frame.



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"We wonder why there are so many nasty, negative internet trolls out there; and we also wonder why so many women have body issues – ummm, probably because they read The Daily Mail," she wrote on her blog, Rebecca Judd Loves


"Healthy comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people are naturally thin, some people are naturally bigger, some people are more athletic in tone, some people have minimal tone. We are all different, and we are all NORMAL. This is the message we need to project.”


Rebecca also gave some sage advice to the media on how they can be supportive rather than demoralising in regards to body image.


“Let's educate our children on what it takes to be healthy - that is a good diet and exercise. Let’s not educate them on how to bitch and judge other women’s body types. If you’re skinny or bigger but you’re healthy, that is all that matters - that needs to be the message." 


What are your thoughts, mums?