7 Celebrities Who Aren’t Afraid To Show Off Their Flaws
No one is perfect, not even some of the most stunning celebrities out there. They may look flawless on the cover of a magazine but, just like anyone else, they do have flaws. While not all celebrities are into publicly embracing their imperfections, some want to set a good example for their fans. They show off their flaws and, as it turns out, that they aren’t that different from us. We wish more celebrities would do this. Without further ado, here are 7 celebrities who are all about embracing their flaws!
7. Chrissy Teigen
There is something really refreshing about Chrissy Teigen. She doesn’t pretend to be perfect and she has no problem pointing out her flaws. She recently did this on Instagram. She posted a picture of her legs with the caption, “Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!” The funny thing is, many people wouldn’t have even noticed her stretch marks if she hadn’t pointed them out.
This wasn’t the first time the Sports Illustrated model has posted pictures on Instagram of her stretch marks. In 2013, she posted a close up of them with the caption, “hi thigh stretchies I hate you but you are mine so I’ll accept you.” Tiegen has always gone out of her way to be relatable and her fans really love her for it. She may be a model, but she still has flaws, which almost all of us can relate to.
6. LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes is a controversial figure. She broke up Eddie Cibrian’s marriage with Brandi Glanville and then went on what appeared to be a crazy diet, hence the extreme weight loss. While she may not be the best role model, she does try. Back in 2012, she was tweeting about how proud she is of her body and her stretch marks. According to her, she’s had them since she was eight!
Most recently, the country singer took to Instagram to show off her stretch marks once again. When a fan commented on the teeny tiny bikini she was wearing in the pic, she responded with, “They don’t cover it all but (no pun intended) it doesn’t look good on women when you have too much material. I hope to help all women embrace their bodies and be proud of their curves, stretch marks…Whatever! (Stretch marks I have) To have a ‘bikini body’ you must put a bikini on your body!!”
5. Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger has a pretty unique look. While many models have a perfect set of teeth, she has a gap between her two front teeth. Some people aren’t a fan of her smile, but she’s been able to carve out a successful career as a model in spite of any criticism. “There have been some interesting debates about my teeth on Instagram,” she told Net-a-Porter’s The Edit. “When 12-year-olds tell you to go get braces and then someone answers, ‘Don’t tell her what to do,’ that’s really sweet. There’s this whole idea of perfection [in modeling]. What younger girls don’t realize is that these girls do have problems. It’s good for people to realize everyone is human. I still worry I’m going to look weird as I get older. I’ll be a weird old woman with scary teeth.”
According to Georgia’s mom, Jerry Hall, one of the best things about her daughter is the fact that she has never fixed her teeth. “One of the best things about her is that gap in her teeth. She never fixed it. It’s all about that acceptance of the way you are – and she understands that,” she said.
4. Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is proud of her wrinkles and she doesn’t want them photoshopped out of any of the promotional materials for her movies. “I have wrinkles here [on her forehead], which are very evident,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I will particularly say when I look at movie posters: ‘You guys have airbrushed my forehead. Please can you change it back?’ I’d rather be the woman they’re saying ‘She’s looking older’ than ‘She’s looking stoned.’”
The Oscar-winning actress has also said that she isn’t a fan of retouching or of how secretive the whole practice is. She wants to set a good example for young women. “I did realize a few years ago that no one actually talks about this retouching thing. It’s like a secret or something. I’m damned if it’s going to be a secret any more. I really want these young women to know we don’t look like this,” she said.
3. Holly Madison
Holly Madison endured some fat shaming back in 2011 when she gained 15 pounds after she moved to Las Vegas to star in “Peepshow.” It all began when the director/choreographer for “Peepshow” told her to lose some weight. The former “Girls Next Door” star didn’t take the criticism lying down though. She posed in a bikini for Life & Style and made sure that the photos weren’t retouched. “I’d rather be overweight and curvy than super thin with no curves,” she said. “I’m proud of my body.”
Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend was also quite open about her flaws. She has one big thing in common with most women – cellulite. “I have cellulite — and had it even when I was at my absolute thinnest,” she said. “I’m never not going to have cellulite. People need to just accept that it’s there and maybe dress accordingly or use body makeup to cope with it.”
2. Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette likes her crooked teeth. “When I was a teenager, someone told me, ‘If you fix your teeth, you could be in Playboy.’ I said ‘Why would I want to be in Playboy?’ I didn’t want to look perfect. I didn’t want to have to be some girl in a magazine. I didn’t want to have to change myself to be attractive,” she told People. “I’ve had so many of these conversations in my life…what I look like on film, what I don’t look like on film. What are we supposed to look like? Men are not having these conversations.”
She thinks that it is about time that we move past this. “It’s like we’re trapped in wet wool or something. I just want to be free of it so we can move to the next level as equals. Not that I don’t love being a woman, not that I don’t love the differences between men and women. I just mean, as an actor – why is this a conversation? Why is aging a conversation? It’s a one-sided conversation because it’s only ever had by women,” she said.
Lorde doesn’t pretend to be perfect. In 2014, she posted a couple of almost identical pictures on Twitter for her 1.3 million followers – one was obviously photoshopped and showed the singer with a super smooth complexion while the other showed her acne. The caption under the photos read, “i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-).”
The “Royals” singer has been quite open with her fans about her struggles with acne in the past. A month before she posted the retouched photo alongside the blemished one, she posted a photo of herself au naturel with acne cream dotted all over her face on Instagram. “in bed in paris with my acne cream on,” she wrote under the picture. It is nice to know that Lorde is just like any other teenager – she struggles with her skin and she doesn’t want to pretend that she doesn’t.