9 Celebrities Who Proudly Present Their So-Called “Imperfections”
Imperfections add character and depth to our personalities and can be a source of strength and resilience. Many celebrities also have distinct features that make them stand out. We’ve gathered a roster of stars who have opened up about their bodies and how they’ve overcome obstacles. They serve as shining examples of resilience and grace under pressure.
1. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks is not shy about talking about her flaws. She jokes about her muffin top and high forehead. What others may consider “imperfections” she turns into virtues. The model and TV host says she owes her career to her forehead, admitting, “If I didn’t have a high forehead, I would’ve been too safe-looking and too commercial-looking, and I wouldn’t have been able to have the high-fashion career.”
2. Cindy Crawford
The ’90s supermodel, Cindy Crawford, admitted that she was teased at school for her appearance. One of the most beautiful women on our planet wanted to remove her famous mole above her lip. However, the girl’s mother helped her accept it. Now Crawford is proud of her “flaw” because, as she puts it, “It’s the thing that made people remember me, and it made a lot of women who also have beauty marks identify with me.”
Singer and songwriter Kesha charmed her followers with a no-makeup photo. Among the many celebrity selfies, her honest look with bare freckles awed us as she displayed naturalness and spontaneity. In the caption to the post, Kesha wrote that she promised to love herself. Thousands of enthusiastic fans commented, supporting her on her path.
4. Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne doesn’t try to hide his freckles, accepting his face and genes as nature created them. The actor is aware of the need to protect his skin. The Fantastic Beasts star shared part of his skincare routine, explaining, “I’m freckly, so skin cancer is a worry. When we were shooting in 40-degree heat with no shade, I had to get up early to apply a super-thick factor, it took an hour for it to seep into my skin.”
5. Princess Eugenie
The late Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Eugenie, never hides her distinctive feature — a scar from surgery on her back. Eugenia cheers up those who suffer from the same illness. “To all of you who have just received the diagnosis, to those wearing braces, to those recovering from an operation, and those who have lived with a scar for years — my thoughts are with you on Scoliosis Awareness Day,” she stated.
6. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen shared a candid selfie showing her stretchmarks and bruises from hitting the kitchen cabinets. The post went viral and gathered thousands of comments. She said she’d never use the apps to hide her stretchmarks again. “We forget what normal people look like now,” the model shared on a TV show.
7. Serena Williams
World-famous tennis player Serena Williams has been candid about the struggle she had to go through in accepting her body. Williams used to compare herself to her older sister, Venus. She wanted to be taller, slimmer, and less curvy to be more like her sister. Eventually, Williams grew to love and accept her body as it is and gained the confidence she needed to be herself.
8. Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill, best known for his leading roles in the Superman franchise and The Witcher TV show, sometimes wears contact lenses to understand characters better. However, he willingly poses on the red carpet, demonstrating one of his distinguishing features: partial heterochromia. Both of his eyes are blue, but there is a small brown segment in his left eye, which only adds to the actor’s popularity.
9. Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe is ready to show us an example of a holistic person who respects his “flaws.” Once, during a conversation with reporters, he was asked if he wanted to correct his crooked smile to look more attractive, to which the actor replied, “They were my teeth, and they looked fine to me.”