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YouTube Star Says "Let's Be Real"

Candice Cameron Bure's daughter, Natasha, discusses her faith and challenges while growing up in the public eye. She also sings "You're Beautiful". Read Transcript

Her mom grew up on "Full House" playing DJ Tanner.

Her dad was an NHL all-star forward.

And now Natasha Bure is a rising star in her own right.

Take a look.

NARRATOR: Natasha Bure grew up as the daughter

of actress Candace Cameron Bure and NHL forward Valeri Bure.

She started singing when she was 10 years old.

Since then, Natasha has added modeling, YouTube celebrity,

and contestant on "The Voice" to her resume.

But as an 18-year-old, she still deals

with typical teenage issues like friends, boys,

and struggling with her faith.

Natasha's book "Let's Be Real" features her candid personal

stories as she offers advice to young girls

on handling tough stuff in a hectic world.

And please welcome to "The 700 Club" Natasha Bure.

Thank you.

Natasha, nice to see you.

Good to see you, too.

You know, you grew up in a famous family, of course.

What was that like for you?

It wasn't any different than normal life,

to be completely honest.

I had two parents who, although they worked,

still stayed at home and raised us.

And I don't know.

I mean, it was definitely different

being in the spotlight but, at the same time,

not too different.

WENDY GRIFFITH: Well, you recently

discovered-- not recently, you discovered even when

you were a little girl-- that you loved singing.

I did, yeah.

It's been a huge part of my life.

Ever since I was little, I knew I loved to sing.

But it wasn't until I was about 10 years old

that I really knew it was something

I wanted to fully pursue.

WENDY GRIFFITH: And I know you were recently on "The Voice."

And we're going to talk about that in a minute.

But first I want to talk about your obsession

with social media.

There was a time where you were consumed by it,

and it was really affecting you in so many ways.

Tell us what happened.

I think social media is such a big part of my world.

I don't remember a time where, you

know, my parents weren't posting a picture of me

on Facebook, you know, as a little kid or then,

when I got older, when I was on Instagram and Facebook

and YouTube.

And it just becomes this world of posting about yourself

and posting things that you like.

But it can also turn into this really bad cycle of comparison

and seeing other people.

And, you know, social media is not always what real life is.

It's so filtered and edited.

And for me it was important to learn not to compare myself

to what I saw online but to be real with myself

and know that there's a whole other side of life that

is not shown on, you know, a phone screen.

And so for me it was really important to talk about that.

And that's a huge part of why I wanted to write my book.

WENDY GRIFFITH: It's a lesson to learn now because even adults--

I mean, you know, older folks--

we can't go five seconds without our phones, you know?

NATASHA BURE: Yeah, I know.

WENDY GRIFFITH: And it's really kind of a disease.

Well, you made a pretty major decision.

You're 18 now.

Yes, I am.

WENDY GRIFFITH: So, at 17, you decided you're not

going to go to college.



I never really had it in the back of my mind

that I ever wanted to go.

Neither of my parents went, and they both had careers.

And so I never really had that like college influence

in my life of someone pushing me to go.

And when it came time for me to start applying,

I really just felt the strong urge

to stay and take a different path and stay in LA

and pursue music and acting and modeling

and being in the entertainment industry.

And that's definitely different from,

you know, most of my friends and what they're doing.

But it was definitely a choice that I

had to make for myself and something that, you know,

I now have to pursue.

WENDY GRIFFITH: And your parents were OK with this?


My parents are very supportive of anything

that I do as long as I do it with, you know, my full hear,

my full passion.

And as long as I work hard at what I want to pursue,

they support me.


So last October you were on "The Voice."


WENDY GRIFFITH: What was that like?

It was a crazy experience.

I never thought in a million years

I would ever do "The Voice" or any sort of competition singing


I always watched them when I was little.

I was like a huge fan of all those type of shows.

WENDY GRIFFITH: They came after you, though.

They saw you on "The View," right?

Yes, they did.

And I got an email from a producer saying,

oh, you know, we think you'd be a great addition if you'd

be interested in auditioning.

And at first I was like, no.

WENDY GRIFFITH: Were you nervous?

Well, I told my mom.

I was like, I'm not doing it.

I can't.

I don't want to.

I don't want to do the show.

And she thought, oh, you know, it's

going to be a great opportunity.

And I was like, you know what?

You're right.

You know, I would have just graduated.

So I decided, yeah, I'm going to say yes to the opportunity.

And I did.

And I'm so glad because I met a lot of awesome people.

And it was a great learning experience.

Did anybody turn around for you?

Yes, Adam turned around for me,

which was just crazy and very nerve wracking to be up there.

WENDY GRIFFITH: Oh, I love Adam Levine.

OK, well, how important was your faith,

you know, going through that and in everything

that you're doing right now?


Faith has been a huge part of my life since I was really little.

Being raised in a Christian home has definitely influenced me.

And I grew up, you know, in not necessarily a bubble.

But I went to a private Christian school

all the way till I was in 10th grade.

And then, when I was in 10th grade,

I was surrounded by people who, you know,

didn't necessarily believe in the same things as me.

And I wasn't in that same environment

that I was, you know, used to.

And so I definitely had to learn to make my faith my own.

And it's definitely been a journey and something

that, you know, I talk a lot about.

WENDY GRIFFITH: I'm a huge fan of your mom and of the Hallmark

movies that she does.

And I've probably seen them all.

Do you ever get to, like, hang out on the set?

Is that something you would like to do, as well?


I sometimes will go visit her.

She usually doesn't film those where we live.

So if she travels, sometimes I will go and visit her.

But, yeah, it was something I'd also really love to do.

I'd love to act.


So the title of your book is called "Let's Be Real."


What's the message behind this?

And why did you write it?

I think that there's so many things, going

back to what I was talking about in terms of social media,

that I feel people don't talk about because it might not

be cool or it might not be the popular thing to do.

But it's all struggles that we, as teenagers, go through.

And so, when I would see people compare themselves

to me and my life on social media,

little do they know I have this whole other part of me

that I'm not sharing of struggles whether it

be with body confidence or with my skin or relationships

or anything like that.

And so, just knowing that I go through that,

I know so many other girls go through that.

And I wanted to be able to share those topics

and kind of give girls just a little book of encouragement

and kind of, hey, I'm going through the same things as you.

And here's some tips and advice of things

that I've gone through.

WENDY GRIFFITH: Well, looking at you,

it's hard to imagine that you have any issues with anything.

Your skin is perfect.

Thank you.

WENDY GRIFFITH: You're absolutely gorgeous.

I know this is going to be such a blessing.

But first, before we let you go, you are going to sing for us.


WENDY GRIFFITH: Tell us a little bit about the song

that you decided to sing for us today.

I'm singing "You're Beautiful" by Phil Wickham.

And it's--

WENDY GRIFFITH: Oh, thank you.


It's one of my favorite songs.

I've been singing in church since I was very, very little.

And it's just been one of my favorite songs.

So I really wanted to sing it today.


Well, we're going to let you go make your way over to the set.

Natasha Bure's book is called "Let's Be Real,

Living Life as an Open and Honest You."

And it's available wherever books are sold.

We also invite you to check out our Facebook page later today

for a web exclusive interview with Natasha.

And now here she is with a song called "You Are Beautiful."



(SINGING) I see your face in every sunrise.

The colors of the morning are inside your eyes.

The world awakens in the light of the day.

I look up to the sky and say, you're beautiful.

Oh, oh, you're beautiful.

Oh, oh, oh.

I see your power in the moonlit night

where planets are in motion and the galaxies are bright.

We are amazed in the light of the stars

all proclaiming who you are.

You're beautiful.

Oh, oh, you're beautiful.

Oh, oh, oh.

I see you there hanging on a tree.

You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me.

Now we are sitting on your heavenly throne.

Soon we will be coming home.

You're beautiful.


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