We’ve always wondered why Lorde doesn’t smile in pictures... and now we know!

The “Royals” singer graces the cover of Fashion Magazine this month, looking as beautiful as ever. Inside the issue, she explains why she isn’t smiling during her photo shoots.

She confessed, “I'm drawn to women who aren't painted in history as sweet figures... there is a lot of pressure for us to be really positive all the time. Every photo shoot I do, I get asked for big smiles, and I shouldn't have to be that way."

Lorde is 17-years-old and seems wise beyond her years. She often speaks out about feminism and how it reflects in her music. She’s said in the past that feminism is completely “natural” and “it’s just a part of being a girl in 2013.” Last time she came into the studio she described her music as “honest" continuing later that she speaks her mind through her songs. 

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