5 Iconic Billie Eilish Moments We Haven't Gotten Over
- The Vanity Fair interviewThe Vanity Fair interview
- The SNL skitThe SNL skit
- The way she tackles body image issues in the mediaThe way she tackles body image issues in the media
- When she put on five puffer jackets at the same timeWhen she put on five puffer jackets at the same time
- Whenever she sports a "traditional" hair colourWhenever she sports a "traditional" hair colour
Billie Eilish has undoubtedly risen to become one of the world's biggest superstars. Aside from her talent, here are some of the reasons why that is
With seven Grammys under her belt, Billy Eilish has become a bonafide superstar. The singer, who's known for her heartfelt vocals and individualist style choices, is easily a fan favourite thanks to her genuine personality and unique vocals. Here, we list down some of our favourite moments from her fruitful career that have all left a memorable impression on us.
The Vanity Fair interview
A personal favourite, this humanising interview of Billie Eilish has been four years in the making. It's also a tradition between her and Vanity Fair where every year the same set of questions are asked. In the first-ever interview (filmed 2017), we see an adorable Eilish excitedly talking about her newfound fame. Then in 2018, the same interview where Eilish looks considerably less happy. From there, Eilish has obviously grown into herself, showing fans—and her future self—a genuine look at what she was feeling between those years covered. We're already looking forward to the 2021 interview to see how she's been!
The SNL skit
Perhaps one of Eilish's most iconic performances to date: a gravity-defying song number on SNL. In the video, Eilish can be seen literally walking on walls. Fans were stupefied on how she did it until actor Justin Theroux posted a video that showed a moving set with a mounted camera. Though it was an optical illusion, we still have to applaud Eilish for performing so well on what was undoubtedly a dizzying stage.
The way she tackles body image issues in the media
It's a sad fact that's Billie Eilish herself has acknowledged: women in the entertainment industry are often met with the male gaze. As a minor, Eilish once revealed that one of the reasons she wears baggy clothes is because it deters the unwanted sexualisation of her body. It's completely unfair that Eilish had seemed to tailor her fashion choices to avoid comments, but as she's grown up, she's also learned to deal with body issues in a healthy way. In a late 2019 interview with Gayle King, Eilish revealed that her baggy clothes are now less about making other people feel comfortable, but about her own comfort and cultivating a healthy relationship with her body.
Last year, in 2020, Eilish also spoke up about the need to "normalise real bodies" and why it's unfair for people to body-shame when more often than not, the way a body looks is out of a person's control. The 19-year-old singer has also said that as she's grown older, she's becoming more and more comfortable in showing her body "as a woman", which is a wonderful and empowering thing to hear her speak upon.
When she put on five puffer jackets at the same time
Billie Eilish took on the puffer jacket challenge two years ago in a promotional video for Urban Outfitters. In it, someone had asked her: how many puffer jackets can you wear at one time? Eilish, who was able to don five simultaneously, revealed a quirky tidbit that she'd once tried on forty pairs of underwear as a child—and couldn't get it off! It was an adorable moment watching the then-18-year-old just have fun with it, making faces, dancing around, even zipping her last puffer all the way up to cover her face.
Whenever she sports a "traditional" hair colour
We're all so used to seeing Billie Eilish dye her hair unconventional colours—from the lightest of blues to the most striking of greens—that when she first debuted her music video, "xanny", and appeared in it sporting chestnut brown tresses, everyone was surprised. It even made headlines in major fashion outlets around the globe! Interestingly enough, Eilish was also the director for the said music video—her first time doing so!
Now, Eilish can be seen sporting another conventional hair colour: platinum blonde—and yes, that's just as newsworthy as her brunette locks!
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