Stewart slams ‘voracious’ critics for twisting the truth


Kristen Stewart, who used to be more at home in a pair of jeans and a tatty T-shirt, has transformed into a glammed-up socialite on the new cover of Vanity Fair. The usually casual ‘Twilight’ saga actress channels an Upper East Side woman on the July cover of the magazine, in an image shot by Mario Testino. In the image, the 22-year-old has slicked-back hair and sports far more eye-makeup than usual. The starlet wears a blingy dress that looks borrowed from someone else’s closet. In her hands, she holds a Pomeranian – the dog that is second only to the Chihuahua as the preferred pet of society women. In the interview, Stewart addresses the fact that in real life, she only aims to look perfect on the red carpet. “I have been criticised a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph,” the New York Post quoted her as saying. “I get some serious flak about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet would think, ‘What an actress! What a faker!’…What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, critics who want to twist the truth,” she said. Stewart said that, while she usually dresses down, it’s a big improvement from how she used to look. “Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother’s clothes, dude! I remember being made fun of because I wasn’t wearing Juicy jeans.