You would agree that conventional beauty standards are both harmful and impossible to achieve. And in our world, you’re either not thin enough, too skinny, too curvy, or not curvy enough. Nobody, including YOU, will ever be perfect in the eyes of the entire world and with some celebs claiming the beauty standards they promote are attainable, it can no doubt be challenging not to compare oneself at times.
But thankfully, most mighty women in Hollywood are now standing up to unrealistic beauty standards by embracing their bodies in front of the camera just the way they are. Apart from flaunting their bodies, they are even more than ever, comfortable and proud to speak their truth without a filter. We’ve compiled a list of a few, who are strongly leading the way to define what truly should be attainable in the beauty universe. Have a look.
Barrymore is keen on teaching her daughters that they should consider themselves fortunate to age. She also wants them to understand that being genuine to oneself comes before thinking about how one’s appearance. The actress places great importance on her children growing up to be more adults.
Though JLo has long been regarded as one of Hollywood’s most attractive women, the fact is that she faces criticism for her figure. At a point, she had to fire her manager, who urged her to lose weight. The actress and singer stated proudly that her body is beautiful and that there is no other way to be than herself.
The singer recently celebrated her figure on TikTok. She made a video of the sound telling someone to ‘suck it in,’ then lip-synched the response: “I’m not sucking sh*t in. Real stomachs is coming the f**k back, OK?” In a previous post, Gomez had said: “Honestly, I don’t care about my weight because people b*tch about it anyway. B*tch, I am perfect the way I am.”
Hayek regularly declares she’s delighted with her white hair through numerous selfies on Instagram. She has 100% embraced aging and there’s no turning back for her.
Jamie Lee Curtis.
Being herself started with the decision not to conceal her body in the movie ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once.” Curtis instructed there shouldn’t be concealing of anything including her stomach. Recently, she opened up about how she’s been sucking her stomach in since 11, but now, she’s letting the belly all out.
The singer had been criticized for not wearing any makeup to the VMAs. She shared her decision in a Lenny Letter, writing: “I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”
As a 14-year-old, Elizabeth used to worry about how she looked, but now she has learned it’s better to make herself feel beautiful and not because she wants others’ approval. She used a throwback post moment to educate her fans, writing in the caption: “Being praised for my looks is nice, but not nearly as satisfying as being praised for my accomplishments or deeds.”
Her speech while receiving the Vanguard award said it all. Pink made an ode to her daughter who opened up about feeling bad she looks like a boy at the event, saying: “We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.”
The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend actress isn’t afraid to talk about her flaws or erase the stigma associated with normal female hormone cycles. She posted a picture of her acne on Instagram during the filming season and blamed it on her busy schedule and her peak hormonal period.
When she arrived at the 2022 Met Gala wearing a futuristic gown with fuzzy underarms, Monáe was so unbothered that she violated expectations of beauty.
Following her Super Bowl halftime performance, Gaga instantly addressed comments about her body, saying she’s proud and that everyone should be proud of theirs. “Be You, Be Relentlessly You,” read the advice to her fans.
She smashed the glass ceiling of beauty standards when she became the first-ever plus-size model to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Since then, she’s been challenging the norm by posting raw photos of herself, including getting real about rolls, cellulite, and stretch marks.
As they concluded a live performance on SNL postpartum, Halsey received praise for the way their bodies looked. But it was instantly addressed as they wrote on Instagram: “[T]he body behind all those compliments the other night was wearing a custom tailored outfit that lighted perfectly after much testing, so I could feel good and do my job.”
The actress shared an Instagram photo of the stretch marks on her chest, calling them a “normal beauty thing.” She added: “I have stretch marks all over my body, and I hereby rename them all Babe Marks. They are a sign my body dared to take up extra space in a society that demands our eternal thinness.”
The singer was applauded for ignoring societal expectations for women’s bodies during pregnancy. Instead of adopting the typical maternity style, she wore outfits that showcased her bump. She had been for posting a pic of her leg hair and stretch marks on Instagram.