Angela Simmons did the unthinkable by sharing photos that showed what she naturally looks like: no filters, no editing, no nothing. It was just Angela Simmons as she looks in real life.
To her fans, she is a gorgeous socialite, entrepreneur, and reality TV personality.
She is also a proud mom, and she made the bold decision to show the world what she looks like, in line with her motto “built not bought.” Simmons has also been an outspoken advocate speaking in favor of women taking pride in their natural looks regardless of their body sizes and shapes.
That is why she often shares photos videos showing her workouts. She clearly takes a lot of time working on her health and fitness, as we all should.
So, when you think about it, sharing an unfiltered photo should hardly come as a surprise to her many fans. It is always refreshing to see a popular celebrity being so real even when fans are watching.
Of course, it would be unfair to say that she is the only celebrity to forget about filters and let the world see the real deal. In the past few years, women have been trying to embrace their real looks even though their fans have always seen them as special beings with perfect porcelain-smooth skins and trim figures.
By showing that they too suffer from acne, loose skin, stretch marks, c-section scars, and body hair, these ladies have shown millions of women that there is no need to get ashamed of your body.
In fact, here are some moments demonstrating that many more female celebrities out there have no problem letting the world see what they look like without makeup and cleverly edited photos.
2. Keke Palmer
Like Simmons, Keke had no problem letting the world see what her skin really looks like. She did this, although she is also battling a serious hormonal problem (PCOS).
Clearly, she wants women to understand that they don’t need to be ashamed of their bodies.
3. Aja Naomi King
Aja already has a kid, and that had quite an effect on her body. Still, she had the courage to take part in an unfiltered photoshoot in her home as a way to celebrate her beauty in all its forms.
She did not let the postpartum pants get in the way.
Zendaya did what few other people in her position would have done when she posted real photos of herself after a magazine she appeared on slimmed her down. She was just starting out then, but she was still bold enough to let the world know that she is okay with her natural appearance.
By putting her real photos on Instagram, she let the world know that we should be comfortable with our looks.
Lizzo is perfectly fine with her appearance, even though it might not fit the oft envied ideal promoted by fashion magazines. She went as far as sharing a picture of herself without any makeup and clothes.
She was out to prove that we should be under no pressure to conform to a particular physical idea just because the media is always trying to force it down our throats.
6. Mara Brock Akil
Mara is a famous TV producer, writer, and also a mom of two boys. However, even when she decided to flaunt her natural look, it was still incredible, as you can see in the above picture.
7. Allyson Felix
Allyson is an athlete and a mother. In addition to being an Olympic gold medalist, she is also helping women have the confidence to embrace their real looks.
She did so by letting the world see her C-section scar in a recent picture.
8. Chidera Egguere
The creator of #SaggyBsMatter and the famous British writer has always motivated women to love their bodies as they look. She thinks ladies should embrace their natural looks no matter what.
That includes even when they have full pubic hair.
9. Wendy Williams
Wendy would have a better reason than most to hide her real appearance. People have joked about her appearance before.
However, that has not stopped her from taking pride in her natural looks. This is especially courageous because she also battles with lymphedema in her legs and feet, which makes them swell considerably.
Nonetheless, the strong lady went ahead and shared a raw picture of her feet to let people know what she was dealing with.
10. Ajani Russell
The Betty comedy show actor was not afraid to pose while showing her body hair in all its glory. Again, she proves that women have no reason to hide their real appearance.
As you can see, there are still many celebrities out there who are keeping it real with the pictures they share with their fans online. This shows that we should take pride in our bodies, even if fashion magazines and the media may try to make us chase after an ideal body type.