Beauty is an ever-changing, highly subjective concept, yet the media sometimes makes it seem like there is only one set way for women to be beautiful. Magazines, television, and movies present the public with a highly standardized version of beauty that is generally very thin, white, able-bodied, gender normative, and highly airbrushed. Lately, people have been challenging these beauty standards in many ways, and starting to finally believe that there are many, many ways to be beautiful. The women on this list are people in the media who go against certain norms, and show that they are gorgeous without fitting the cookie-cutter standards of society.
12. Kim Kardashian
Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but one thing that she has done for the world is change people’s opinions about what makes a woman beautiful. Her butt is known worldwide, and helps show society a version of beauty that isn’t what was shown on the covers of magazines until only just recently.Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection