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Embracing My Indian Heritage with Lilly Singh | Pretty Unfiltered

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The incredible Lilly Singh (a.k.a. (IISuperwomanII) stopped by Pretty Unfiltered today to talk about growing up Indian-Canadian and how she learned to embrace her Indian heritage along the way –– with some help with you, the YouTube community! Make sure to check out Lilly's channel, and if you haven't seen A Trip to Unicorn Island yet, get to it! Check Lilly Singh out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/IISuperwomanII And don't forget to check out Unicorn Island here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPX7GXSc1q8 POPSUGAR Girls' Guide is your guide to living your '20s in style! We cover everything from DIY fashion and beauty, pop culture and comedy, recipes and food trends, celebrity news, and more. We also LOVE YouTubers and are lucky enough to have featured some of our favorites on PSGG, including Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen (Missglamorazzi), and many others. Subscribe to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=popsugargirlsguide Find us on Snapchat! Username is popsugar
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Nishant Singh (9 days ago)
no its not .we dnt go in sun bcz we get tan and its get oily and we look very different .sm part brown othr very dark .its looks ugly .stupid vry stupid
MAGNIFICENT KRISHNA (20 days ago)
nuvvue superrrrr eheee...
Hello there ! (22 days ago)
Wait,AREN'T EVERYONE HAVE HAIR ON THEIR ARMS????
Sharmi (23 days ago)
Indians want to be fair and White people want to have tan. Indians in Suriname call them Bakras which means 'the white race that bakes' in the sun.
Terry Smith (1 month ago)
You are too cool.
Nandini Gupta (1 month ago)
indians rock the stage everywhere..happy independence day in advance people🇮🇳
Lilly genuinely makes me such a confident Canadian-Indian who is still going through the same things she went through at one point
ADITYA ANAND (1 month ago)
As an indian guy ...I can somewhat agree to lily that a respectable amount of girls do have the idea that dark skin is bad for their beauty. But this notion is changing very drastically and now the women of india doesn't care what other people thinks but still many are engulfed by this idea. With 76% population consisting of youth in india , I m preety sure that this notion will lapse in recent future.
Emily Reeve (1 month ago)
Lilly is so beautiful!? ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️LOVE U LILLY LOVE U SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rosi Flo (1 month ago)
I’m Pakistani 😇
REBEKKAH !!! (2 months ago)
1:12 my voice when I found out cardo b was pregnant
Fiona Fernandez (3 months ago)
I really couldn't recognise her in this video I dunno why 😅
Hunar Arora (3 months ago)
Proud to be an Indian 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳😘🙏🏻😊
Mygame Iscool (3 months ago)
Growing up in a town in Spain the point I can relate to is the hairy arms and face one! Omg it killed me!
Bobbybob Bob (3 months ago)
I'm Indian and I love my skin color 💓💪🏽
Kuka Weber (3 months ago)
That soft laugh tho
Murshada Linah (3 months ago)
I have seen many people who think only lighter skin people are beautiful. This is just ridiculous. They don’t know how to define beauty.
Kriti Gupta (3 months ago)
I’m Indian and my mom doesn’t let me swim because I get tanned and my mom says that it’s embarrassing and I’m like WHAT?!?!?!?!
Tharshana Aribin (3 months ago)
I feel like this is not only Indian but like every South Asian heritage cause I ain’t Indian but I relate and I am South Asian.
Jailyn Billings (3 months ago)
I am American I am light and people always say "You have hairy arms".I am like Lilly I always cover my arms,and I hate wearing short sleeves during the school day.Always one person that got something to say.But,always love yourself for who you are cause everyone is beautiful regardless of how you look 🤗🤗.
Farnaz Sayyed (4 months ago)
Love ya Lilly
Anita Agrawal (4 months ago)
I love u lily
Toxic Affreido (4 months ago)
I'm Indian 😊
Menaal Hassan (5 months ago)
I'm Pakistani
Erin Walker (5 months ago)
America loves Lilly Singh.
himani rana (5 months ago)
lilly you look f***in hot girl
Kohila G (5 months ago)
Thanks lilly singh for talking about fair skin obsession in India. I am from Tamilnadu,India where people are quite dark. I've been made to feel ugly by my fair skinned friends. But I came to accept my skin tone and it's all because of you. I understood personality, knowledge,goals, good heart is very important. 💚 you lilly
Vanshika Agarwal (5 months ago)
Proud to be Indian ! 🇮🇳
edgar espinoza (5 months ago)
You have been Blessed. But I was raised around racist children and adult.
Jk Basista (5 months ago)
U litl look like of priyanka chopra
Blossom Playz (5 months ago)
I'm Indian Too
Aiku Manchi (6 months ago)
I read this as "Embarrassing my Indian heritage"
Praveen Kumar (6 months ago)
She should have a nose job.
AB _HI (6 months ago)
I am Telugu and proud!
shyu shukla !! (6 months ago)
lilly looks wowwwwwww❤❤❤😍😍😍😍😘😘😘
Archana joshi ideas (6 months ago)
It's always proud to be a Indian
Archana joshi ideas (6 months ago)
Lilly looking gorgeous here
Age Of The Witch (6 months ago)
Since when you are that white lilly ?! Any pointers ! ?
shara Ismeep (6 months ago)
OwO im also indian-canadian! and yes im in the 6th grade so I am pretty insecure about my body hair.
Sath Sah (6 months ago)
Looking like Ashwaria
Mehreen Sajid (2024) (6 months ago)
0:48 any desi can relate
mohd n (6 months ago)
Not racist bt indian culture thy created it wil neva change...
soma acharya (6 months ago)
Your voice is more like priyanka chopra
Ravenclaw's heir (6 months ago)
I'm Bangladeshi and Canadian.
Samenter St. Ange (7 months ago)
U look so much like shay Mitchell ATM lilly
Nancy 28 (7 months ago)
Lilly is so pretty
Jasmine Morris (7 months ago)
this is an important issue. thank you for this collaboration. please include a black woman. dealing with color within the own black community. Love you Lady Lilly keeping changing the world in your own special way.
Diksha 1D (7 months ago)
he is soo down to earth i m an also indian i luv her soo much
rohit ranjan (7 months ago)
getting a tan on a beach in India- for Indians- how many takers ? a rather silly idea which has nothing to do with being more fair or dark...it's simply not the culture. however what's more irritating is not being able to wear swimsuits, bikinis, trunks or go topless or lack of nudist places :)
Yasin Patel (7 months ago)
She's so honest and so proud of her indian heritage. Love lili.😘😘
Zainab C (7 months ago)
I am Pakistani!
Chutney (7 months ago)
So relatable my Indians where you at
Subhan Gurm (7 months ago)
Omg i have that same being hairy problem Im an Indian too
whatever04 (7 months ago)
People being mean/racist to dark skinned people is bad. But people having their own perception/idea/view of beauty (it could be lighter skin, it could be a slim, size zero figure for some) isn't racist. It's still childish, immature, shallow and judgemental - but it's NOT racism. It is a huge mistake to conflate a preference for lighter skin with racism. If somebody doesn't want to go on the beach coz she will get tan - that's her choice.
Mike G (7 months ago)
she is not indian she is Punjabi. ...Indians butchered Punjabi the we're banned from speaking Punjabi. ..
rizki nadia Putri (7 months ago)
I guess Lilly should make a collab with Safiya Nygaard
Ashley Alex (7 months ago)
I'm a Indian and I can relate to like EVERYTHING in this video
Hey Itz Me (7 months ago)
Yea also as a Pakistani. I’m an Austrakistani (Pakistani Australian) lol. My parents both have pale skin and so did I when I was little but as I grew up I got darker cuz I loved playing in the sun, now I probably have the the same skin tone as Lilly just a little lighter. And I don’t wear singlets and tank tops and stuff so I still have my real skin colour if I roll my sleeves all the way up
Mokshith D.V (7 months ago)
She herself has used fairness cream in this video I think 😂😂
TheCatThatDisapparated (7 months ago)
It's not just in India. Even here in Pakistan we have shit like fair & lovely and lighter skin tones are promoted
Artist Girl (7 months ago)
I'm proud to be an indian
Logical Student (8 months ago)
Funny how Lilly looks lighter in this video, with a ton of makeup.
isola fernando (8 months ago)
Soo relating
prathi prathu (8 months ago)
I am proud to be Indian.... priyanka Chopra. aishawarya rai. deepika padukon.. all r born in India . they r dusky but they r very beautiful.. we Indian can speak ten language.. will this white people can speak no right lol
Show and Heal (8 months ago)
The "inferiority complexion" is real and has personally affected the way I viewed myself as well as how others saw me. I wrote a story in a magazine India Abroad on this and shared insight into where the skin preference comes from: http://journoportfolio.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/users/1796/uploads/47ce7275-8cf3-4bf6-9730-9c7bb9bbe9ca.pdf
Show and Heal (7 months ago)
Perfect. You did what you could. Let's hope that one day he will learn to experience cultures and countries on his own, rather than going by what he hears secondhand. Thanks for checking Show and Heal out. I love real-life questions as it helps us sort out how to make sense of the world. Remember your purpose and don't let others distract you from it! Peace, Xahej
Vasundhara Bhardwaj (7 months ago)
Show and Heal sure I'll follow up with that. and yes there wasn't any point arguing. I did tell him to come to india. he said "I don't want to visit a shit smelling country" clear enough to stop paying attention to it. :)
Show and Heal (7 months ago)
Even if those immigrants said that, it is more about them than it is about India itself. India has so many jungles and farms and fresh clean air that not too many (even those from India) know about. Tell the other person to smell India for herself/himself. You are correct in not arguing. Educate if you can about India to that person and if s/he does not want to listen, then silence is the best way to end the conversation. Show and Heal (showandheal.org), an organization I founded, serves to educate children and society on different cultures, experiences, and viewpoints. Check how we break stereotypes like those! India will have to be a future segment! We are on FB, Instagram, and YouTube if you want to surround yourself around open-hearted people! Peace, Xahej
Vasundhara Bhardwaj (7 months ago)
Show and Heal the reason why I asked this is because this person is from US and "claiming" that immigrants from India told him its all smelly. I mean I can't off courses stand anything that is incorrect (not fully but partially) especially against my country. it was just to get back faith in good people against some boastful internet stranger. and there's no point being in that argument. lol. thanks though. :).
Show and Heal (7 months ago)
Thanks for the reply Vasundhara. In response to your inquiry, that person would be slightly factual as depending on where you are, you could detect cow dung odor wafting through the air. However, if that person stepped into the land of the subcontinent, the scent of spices, oils, flowers, trees is more apparent. I would not be upset at this fictious person's statement as I have traveled to India 5 times thus far and see the beauty in it more than the slight nuances that do not overpower the extravagant, rich culture and people embodying India. I would kindly request that person to take a visit to the country and experience its vastness as it is 1.269 million mi².
Udayan Sarkar (8 months ago)
I am indian and have a brown skin and i'm proud of it. Hit like if ur proud of ur skin tone!!!
Dyllan Ahnoop (8 months ago)
I’m also Indian and can relate to the no playing in the sun
Julia Begain (8 months ago)
once in grade 3 i tried taping my arm hair of!!
AT M (8 months ago)
This is so true, I'm so sick and tired of dealing with Punjabi people who continue to be stuck in the dark ages around skin colour. It drives me bonkers!
ZZ Zia (8 months ago)
I remember last year when my cousins came down to Florida from Ohio for summer vacation, we stayed our Grandmother's house, and their grandmother on their (my aunt) mother's side of the family called on FaceTime and told them not to play outside because they would get to dark and to stay inside so they could stay light skined. And every time I go to Ohio to visit them, their grandma is always nice to me because I'm light skined and treats my aunts (who are is dark skined) not as nice; and we're black. So seeing this video and reading comments I know it's hard and I feel for you.
Taizeen Anika (8 months ago)
The lot of hair part. I'm 14 and brown, never waxed my arms before and I don't want to either. All my brown friends and family are all so insecure about they're hair and since I'm never insecure about my hair everywhere, they're insecure for me 😂. Seriously. In the summer, my parents wouldn't let me wear dresses because my legs were completely black because of all my long hair. I honestly don't care about my body hair at all. I have hair everywhere, but I am not insecure about it at all. I show off my hair with pride. If people want to make fun of me because of my body hair, let them. I don't care. They can think and say what they want, but that won't make me feel very insecure about my hair. I want to send a message to all people around the world who are insecure about they're body hair. Don't do it. It is only wasting your time to feel insecure about your body hair. Its natural and you should care about it. When you get to that point in your life where you need to wax or shave your body hair, only do it if YOU want to. Not if people are constantly telling you about your body hair and how its ugly and you should feel insecure about it. Everyone is beautiful. You are beautiful and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. these are all stupid stereotypes that need to be erased from everyone's minds. I think the only true mistake Lilly made throughout her life was feeling insecure about her body hair. That was a mistake. I want people all around the world to realize this. Stereotypes aren't real, they're just opinions and rumors humans have created. You should be proud of who you are. You are you and you can't let anyone change you. You are beautiful and unique in your own way. You should always have pride in yourself. I show off my body instead of hiding it. If I know I'm going to a place where there are people who will judge me for having body hair, I will purposely wear clothes so that they can see my beautiful long body hair because I love it. I love my body hair because it is what makes me me. So that is what I have to say. I hope you can understand me and stand with me on this. I love you, but I love my body hair more. So, please don't follow all these human-made stereotypes. If you let people torture you with they're judgments and stereotypes, you won't be you. Youll be someone else who you shouldn't be. Therefore, I say that you should always love yourself for being who you are and never let anyone change who you are inside. Dont be afraid of who you are. 💕💕💕
smirbelbirbel (8 months ago)
Being a German woman and living in Germany I never knew that having a mustache is a thing over here more than anywhere else. ;)
Amrit Kaur (8 months ago)
OMG Lily I'm Indian and I love your video my name is Amritpreet ( or just Amrit) which is a classical Punjabi name and i am a sikh and I legit am 11 but I understand every Indian thing u say in your videos my last name is Kaur my mums last name I got kaur instead of Singh which is my dads ( his names Satnam) last name and one thing I hate at school is that there's more Indian kids with the same last name as me and everyone comes up to me and is like are you related to so and so since you have the same last name and I hate it and if you can see me right now I have the hairiest arms Ever I'm not joking my sister got so lucky her name is Simranpreet ( or simran ) and she has like zero hairs on her arm ( so jelly) anyway love you and your videos😘😘
Shashikant Chaudhary (8 months ago)
Lilly is so Amazing!!!!
Trishul Naga (8 months ago)
Lilly please take the ancestry DNA test! :D
gwen mccartney (8 months ago)
my friends tell me im a possum
iiii (8 months ago)
yeah now shes a sellout who ditched her own community for money
Humayura Nishi (8 months ago)
LMAO I can relate sm, "Don't go in the sun" "Put on sunscreen" "Stay under the shade". It's like this occurs in all of Asia
PriusRaj (8 months ago)
Totally here for all this colourism dragging! Skin is skin. Play in the sun. Do what you want!
Mama kamo -Linda (9 months ago)
Black is beautiful white is common 😀😀
Don't Kill My Vibe (9 months ago)
Yes I am Nepalese and I can relate to this.. My best friend has a little darker color while I am very pale.. And she feels very insecure to wear Shorts cause apparently her "black legs" are Ugly.. Like come on she isn't even Black just a tad bit darker skin.. While I try to convince her it's totally okey she says it's easier for me to say cause I'm lighter skinned.. Like come on it's like saying Black People aren't beautiful or you don't like being black.. That disturbs me on so many level
Coco Puffs (9 months ago)
I'm the only black person in the middle school.. #Unique :3
NINA GAEKWARD CHENG (9 months ago)
Nobody wants skin cancer. You need to understand that you'll look like a dried raisin if you bake yourself under the sun too much.
fawad Rehman (9 months ago)
how much she practic saying such a good english in a style thats very good u rock girl
#cookie crumble (9 months ago)
Are u indian
Tasnia Islam (9 months ago)
I am from Bangladesh and my arms and legs are sooooooo hairy and my knees are dark so I am so insecure about it...
ULGMX (10 months ago)
Aryan. Indian is a English word derived from a river
Harry Yadav (10 months ago)
Lily couldn't be wrong about grade 5 not knowing waxing and shaving.Grade 5s know more things about beauty than adults. plus i m in grade 5.
Yumy Yum (10 months ago)
My favorite video is the one of drawing your life story
Shashikant Chaudhary (10 months ago)
I love u so so so so so soooooo muchhh!!!
Shraya Archary (10 months ago)
YESSSSS , FAIR THAT US MY LIFE YES ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE FEMALE
Shraya Archary (10 months ago)
YES THE HAIR IS TRUE INDIAN GIRLS 😂😂Tamil girls😂
Vanya Jauhal (10 months ago)
Half Indian and half Australian
Devi Oli (10 months ago)
She look so white how 😮
lininomartino (10 months ago)
I'm Sicilian and hairy also. My big sister called me gorilla girl in front of everybody.
dhitika barua (11 months ago)
South asians have causcasian esp indo iraninas(like pashtuns nd baalochis) and indo aryans(like gujus nd punjabis)but as we go more east side then many look southeastern asians(bengalis nd assamese) nd if south side ppl look australoid(tamils nd keralites). So, general look is absent but if u count majority then most south asians do look indo aryans!
grande (11 months ago)
1:56 so true
lorelei curley (11 months ago)
1:58 "Make sure you have light skin" I'm irish so i'm pale as hell,and i HATE it!
Master Race (1 year ago)
society says girls cant be hairy....anywhere. lol but we're born hairy. before adam and eve bit the apple they were pubed up and hairy. only self awareness happened once a sin was consumed. XD the fact people are raised to think in general that their appearance needs to be a certain way is sad. people are people. let them be. XD we all beautiful and tbh im still working on my self esteem but tbh c: im hairy. lol im a plain hairy girl and embrace it ;)
1BonkersBanana23 (1 year ago)
5:02 who's that Asian guy in the back

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