Lele Pons knows that no one is perfect, and most of her career has focused on spreading that message. So, she has been gaining such a massive fanbase and millions of followers due to her natural ability to entertain and show herself as she is because she has been doing so since she was a little girl.
One of the things we love the most about Lele Pons is that she knows the glowing of a person starts within. Whether in front or behind the cameras, she always reminds us that nothing is more valuable than a person who feels safe in their skin despite the insecurities anyone could have because of false and unreachable stereotypes some want to sell as the truth of beauty canons.
To know more about this versatile, funny, and heartfelt artist, we invite you to keep reading this exclusive interview with Lele Pons for Vanity Teen, in which she talks about her life, career, and newest projects.
No one is perfect
VT:In times when social media wanted to portray an ideal version of everyone, you changed the game by presenting yourself as a girl with flaws. Initially, how did you get motivated to do so?
Lele Pons: Social media has become my reality because I started at such a young age that it was hard to keep my professional and personal lives separate. So, I decided to portray myself the way I am because it gets tiring to pretend to be someone you are not.
VT: Despite knowing times are changing, many people still look for a way to shame or encapsulate women for their success. How do you deal with such haters?
Lele Pons: There’s a balance between defending yourself and not giving attention to those who don’t deserve it and standing up for yourself. However, on most occasions, the best thing to do is ignore them and keep working on yourself.
VT: Since you are very open about your body and how you naturally look, have you ever had second thoughts before showing some specific aspects of yourself?
Lele Pons: Yes! in the beginning, I had doubts and did not want to show a lot. But trying to be perfect gets boring and tiring, and it gets to the point that you just want to show who you are without hiding your flaws because no one is perfect.
VT: Let us talk about your music. Your song Se Te Nota featuring Guaynaa became a global hit, and people still listen to the song and stream the video. How does that make you feel?
Lele Pons: It makes me feel very lucky because there are so many talented people out there and so many amazing songs that I am happy that my single got the success it did and touched a lot of people’s lives.
VT: Piketona is out now. So, what would you like to share about this song?
Lele Pons: That song was not just a collaboration! It was a fun project that I did with a very close friend of mine that I love. Recording and filming the song and video did not feel like a job to me; it felt more like a hobby.
VT: How would you describe what a Piketona is?
Lele Pons: Piketona is a girl who is independent, has her own style and flow, and doesn’t need reassurance from anyone to feel confident.
The beauty of life
VT: Are you planning to release new music or do live presentations? Please, tell us something about your upcoming musical projects.
Lele Pons: There’s definitely more music coming, but I am one person who loves to multitask. Tomorrow, I might be making new music, and the next day, I can be hosting. And that is the beauty of life: you never know what it throws at you.
VT: I love that, no matter what you do (write, direct, sing, create content, etc.), you always want to share a helpful message. Therefore, how do you take care f yourself and your mental health to keep inspiring others?
Lele Pons: To be honest, I have therapy three times a week, and sometimes I go four times a week to a clinic, and I take breaks when I need to. Sometimes, I prefer to pause my projects when needed in order to take care of my mental health.
VT: Which message would you like to share with those who feel insecurities due to their bodies or how they may look?
Lele Pons: Don’t compare yourself. You are special and different in your own way; however, do stay healthy in your own way. Whether it is with hobbies, eating right, exercising, etc. Because taking care of yourself goes both ways: physically and mentally. So, don’t compare yourself because you are never going to be happy with how you look and always think that what you are is more than enough to get anything you like.
VT: Anything else you would like to share with Vanity Teen?
Lele Pons: I can’t wait to be a mom and have my own little family.
Before we go
Lele Pons does not hide her so-called imperfections, she embraces them and bids us do the same and celebrate such things as cellulite, body types, or diversities that make us unique, and she also recalls that no matter how we look, we still deserve love and happiness.
You can stream Piketona and the rest of her music on your favorite platform; also, you can stay in touch with her by following her on social media @lelepons. She is constantly delivering new content to make us laugh, dance, enjoy and help spread consciousness and self-acceptance.
Please, remember: no one is perfect!