17 Celebrities Who Couldn’t Care Less About Society’s Beauty Standards

People
8 months ago

In society, there are certain expectations placed on how people should look, even though we are all different and unique in our appearances. Celebrities face these expectations too, and being in the spotlight can make it even more challenging for them to be their authentic selves due to potential judgment from others. That’s why it’s inspiring to see some celebrities embracing their natural features and being true to themselves.

1. Serena Williams

Serena Williams, a remarkable and strong tennis player, clearly shows the results of her hard work on her physique. Like many girls, she used to think that being different was something negative and felt ashamed of it. However, she now embraces and appreciates her body, and we love witnessing this empowering transformation in women.

2. Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence fought to have her voice heard when she resisted losing weight for her role in Hunger Games. She recognized the fame of the novels and the character’s portrayal as a starving girl fighting to win the hunger games, but she also considered the predominantly young female audience.

She expressed concern about young girls feeling restricted in dressing up as Katniss due to body weight expectations. She emphasized the importance of not letting those thoughts affect her mindset.

3. Camila Cabello

Singer Camila Cabello bravely opened up about the impact of beauty standards on her mental well-being when she wears bikinis at the beach. She explained, “I wanted to talk about this because we see pictures of women and praise them for looking good, for looking fit or ’healthy.’ But what is health if you are so fixated on what your body looks like that your mental health suffers, and you can’t enjoy your life?”

4. Lizzo

Lizzo’s music has always promoted body positivity, and it’s no surprise that she also stands up for the body positivity movement in interviews. She believes in supporting everyone because her message is all about inclusivity. As she puts it, “Inclusivity is what my message is always about.”

5. Rachel Bloom

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Rachel Bloom, the writer and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, is open about embracing her flaws and challenging the stigma around normal female hormone cycles. She recently shared a photo of her acne during the filming season, acknowledging how the busy schedule and hormonal cycle contributed to breakouts.

6. Andie MacDowell

In an interview, the 63-year-old actress shared a surprising question she was asked about aging and losing her beauty. The question shocked her, and she responded by saying she doesn’t feel like she’s losing her beauty but rather experiencing a different kind of beauty. She believes aging is not about losing beauty and confidently expressed that she has never felt more beautiful.

7. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez proudly showcased her strong muscles, expressing that she feels like Superwoman. Sharing a picture of her athletic physique, she defies stereotypes and demonstrates that it’s possible to be both feminine and muscular.

8. Reese Witherspoon

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The actress from Legally Blonde openly expresses that she feels more at ease in her 40s compared to her 20s. With 43 years of life experience, she believes she has gained a unique perspective and has meaningful things to share. Embracing her gray hair and fine lines, she appreciates the wisdom and personal growth that comes with age, preferring her current stage in life over being 25.

9. Aidy Bryant

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Aidy defied societal standards that dictate how women’s bodies should look by embracing self-acceptance and disregarding others’ opinions. In an interview, she shared her perspective: “What if I put all of that energy into just trying to like myself and focus on the things I actually want to do, as opposed to this thing that’s like a made-up concept? And I’m not kidding, my entire life changed after I did that.”

10. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham broke barriers and shattered beauty standards by becoming the first plus-size model to grace the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover. She continues to defy expectations by embracing her pregnancy journey and courageously sharing unfiltered photos that celebrate her stretch marks.

11. Kate Upton

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While facial hair is widely accepted as normal for men, women often face unnecessary judgment for it. Kate Upton confidently shows that there is no reason to feel embarrassed about having a mustache.

12. Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff shines on the red carpet, not because of makeup or fancy outfits. The actress shares no-makeup photos with her loved ones and looks equally stunning. Her genuine smile is what truly makes her beautiful.

13. Kelly Clarkson

The singer and TV host has faced body comments throughout her life. People would say hurtful things to her during her time on American Idol. Despite the negativity, Clarkson finds confidence in the positive aspects of her life.

14. Christy Turlington

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The supermodel is known for her perfect skin, but as she ages, she’s embracing her wrinkles. “Everybody is so anti-aging, but I don’t want to look younger than I am. Our face is a map of our life, the more that’s there, the better,” she explained.

There’s a lot of pressure for both women and men to conform to certain appearance and behavioral standards. It’s time to break free from these demands and embrace our true selves.

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