10 Celebrities Who Reputedly Failed to Meet Hollywood Beauty Standards
Many celebrities have to fit their appearances into a strict Hollywood framework just to have a chance to take part in auditions.
Bright Side decided to show celebrities who were brave enough not to bend to the critics. They have proved to the whole world that having a distinguished appearance is really cool!
10. Benedict Cumberbatch
In 2010, when the very first episode of Sherlock appeared on the screen, the producers were facing an angry backlash from fans. Negative comments like "You promised us a hot Sherlock!" flooded the Internet. Luckily, charismatic Cumberbatch made a claim on people's hearts after a few episodes. Today everybody admires this handsome guy.
9. Meryl Streep
At the age of 27, nobody knew Meryl. She tried out for the main part in King Kong, but the producer spoke badly about Streep. He said, "Why have you invited her? She is too ugly!" So Meryl took a deep breath and said, "I'm sorry you think I'm too ugly for your film, but you're just one opinion in a sea of thousands, and I'm off to find a kinder tide." Today Meryl Streep has 20 Oscar nominations.
8. Jessica Chastain
The story of one of the most beautiful modern actresses is quite ordinary: she was labeled as a "redhead" during her audition, which is a certain refusal in Hollywood. She was told to dye her hair and become a typical blonde girl. In the end, Chastain became famous due to her specialness.
When Kesha was already famous, her manager made her lose weight fast. This extreme weight loss caused health issues. After struggling with her health, Kesha promised herself that she'd never pay attention to what people said again, choosing to live her own life.
6. Chrissy Teigen
It is hard to believe that the famous fashion model and wife of John Legend wasn't able to meet Hollywood's standards. When Chrissy was a novice model, she took part in a Forever 21 promotional campaign. After the shoot, one of the producers informed the model agency that she was too fat, and Chrissy was immediately fired.
5. Taylor Lautner
This world-known werewolf bruiser was deemed "too feeble" before Twilight. We're done.
4. Tyra Banks
The "Mama" of America's models was strongly criticized and fired in 2006. A bathing suit photo of Tyra looking curvier than usual caused all that. A few days later, Tyra appeared on a live talk show wearing the same bathing suit and gave her famous "Kiss My Fat Ass" speech. TV Guide added Banks’s memorable speech to its "60 Greatest Talk Show Moments" list.
3. Lea Michele
When this actress with a beautiful voice turned 13 she was told she had to get a nose job to continue her career. She never did and came out on top after all.
P!nk might have one of pop rock's most recognizable faces and styles, but it's not her appearance that drives her success. Some said she wasn't good enough for the stage or covers of magazines, but she proved to the whole world that she was more than enough.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
After The Hunger Games, many people scoffed that Jennifer Lawrence was not "hungry enough." Today Lawrence is Hollywood's sweetheart and a very promising young actress. She doesn't look hungry anymore, and critics had to abase themselves before her.