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Tan France knows the power of beauty.
As Queer Eye's resident expert on all things fashion, the 36-year-old understands that clothes can have plenty of positive effects. At the same time, self-love and loving your body can have a huge impact.
And while he may appear to be a cool, confident expert on the small screen, Tan is opening up about his own road to self-acceptance in a new memoir. As it turns out, he didn't always like the way he looked.
According to Tan, he had a history with skin-bleaching products that he stole from his cousin beginning when he was 10.
"I actually stole the cream from one of my cousins who used it often. To this day, I haven't had the balls to tell her I took it, because, since then, I've been ashamed of the fact that I succumbed to the pressure," he wrote in Naturally Tan. "I didn't want family to know, as they were so sweet and accepting that I knew they would have stopped me because they thought I didn't need it. I kept the dirty little secret to myself. I'd only use it at night, before bed, when no one else was going to catch me. Let me tell you, that s--t hurts."