Celebrities and people who are living in the public eye are almost always under scrutiny by the media, people online, and of course, their own insecurities.
Some celebs are sharing their straight-up unfiltered, unedited photos to embrace their natural beauty in all its glory, reminding us that beauty does not come in one shape or size.
Demi Lovato Is CelluLIT
Demi Lovato shared this stunning bikini photo along with the caption: “This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!!”
They followed up with the hashtags #nationalcelulliteday and #celluLIT. Demi knows there’s nothing wrong with being confident.
Amy Schumer Sharing Her Postpartum Recovery
Amy Schumer has never been one to shy away from talking about the realities of being body-shamed.
She shared this intimate photo of her newborn son Gene sleeping with her as she recovers postpartum. New moms everywhere could relate to this moment.
Jennifer Garner’s Makeup-Free Moments
Jennifer Garner knows how to rock a red carpet for a film premiere, but she also knows how to nail a makeup-free selfie for her 49th birthday.
There is no editing to remove her natural laugh lines or forehead lines, or the redness on her cheek. She’s all natural and glowing!
Mindy Kaling And Her Eyebrows Selfie
Mindy Kaling says, “You must love me with my brow tint on if you truly love me,” and she’s not wrong!
Sometimes you just need to laugh about how ridiculous your beauty treatments look.
A Power Couple Who Do Their Skin Care Together
As it turns out, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom practice great skin care regimens and thorough tooth brushing.
Perry shared this photo of the two rocking zit spot treatments while scrubbing their teeth and they have never seemed more relatable.
Lizzo Is The Unofficial Body Positivity Queen
If there is one woman out there who isn’t afraid to show off what it means to have curves, stretch marks, cellulite, and a natural body, it’s Lizzo.
In a post shared to celebrate her birthday, she said, “I wanna give y’all this unedited selfie.. now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin but baby I wanted to show you how I do it au natural.”
Kristen Bell Says She’s Always Had A Lazy Eye And Always Will
Kristen Bell shared this up-close-and-personal selfie to her Instagram where she explained that her hair is the result of wearing braids under a wig for a film.
The part that people really resonated with was how she revealed, “In addition, yes. I am slightly cross-eyed. Always have been, always will be.”
Keke Palmer’s Skin Battle
Keke Palmer revealed her long-term struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome which she says caused her acne to get “so bad” that people she worked with offered to pay for treatments.
She shared this raw selfie and said, “I’m not afraid to show myself to the world and you shouldn’t be either.”
Chrissy Teigen’s Postpartum Journey
Chrissy Teigen gave fans a rare and emotional glimpse inside her postpartum life after a painful miscarriage.
She shared a photo wearing a form-fitting dress and said, “Even though I’m no longer pregnant, every glance in the mirror reminds me. And I have no idea why I still have this bump, honestly. It’s frustrating.” Bodies don’t bounce back overnight, and that’s okay.
Ashley Tisdale In The Buff
Ashley Tisdale is also on a postpartum journey after giving birth to her daughter.
She shared this all-natural bath time selfie to show off her makeup-free skin and natural locks.
Tracee Ellis Ross’ Natural “Cloud Hair”
Tracee Ellis Ross is hilarious, brilliant, and absolutely not shying away from her natural hair texture.
She captioned this selfie “CLOUD HEAD” and is totally rocking her all-natural hair volume.
Ashley Graham Embracing Her Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Ashley Graham is a supermodel and now a super mom.
She has never held back when it comes to embracing her natural curves, so it wasn’t out of character for the model to share this picture of her stretch marks post-pregnancy.
Kesha’s Telling Herself It’s Time To Love Her Freckles
Any child that grew up with freckles knows that other kids can be pretty mean about them (for no good reason).
Kesha shared this up-close selfie to say that she’s going to be embracing her natural freckles for the rest of the summer. No more concealer!
Lady Gaga Goes Bare-Faced
Lady Gaga is well-known for her extravagant makeup looks and over-the-top style.
She ditched her usual glam for this dressed-down selfie that reveals her natural hair color, eyelashes, and bare skin.
Gabrielle Union-Wade Smiling For Short Hair
Gabrielle Union-Wade marked the location on this photo as “Short Hair Don’t Care.”
She was feeling her own power after getting a big chop and shared this makeup-free, smiling moment to let people know that she loves her natural look.
JVN Is The Inspiration We All Need
If anyone can preach self-love, it’s Queer Eye king Jonathan Van Ness.
He works hard to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle, but JVN is the first to admit that doesn’t always look like washboard abs and vegan diets. He loves his body and is proud to show it off.
Gaga Snaps Her Stretch Marks
Mother Monster strikes again!
Lady Gaga was feeling herself when she shared this car selfie, featuring faint stretch marks visible on her breasts. Instead of editing them out, she hit post for the people, and we are here for it.
Danielle Brooks Says Wear A Bikini If You Want To
Actress Danielle Brooks has long been an advocate for the body positivity movement.
Her message basically comes down to the saying “you do you.” Meaning if you want to rock a bikini at the beach, go ahead and do it!
Halsey Thinking About Their Freckles
Halsey uploaded this super-close selfie to share their freckles with their fans.
The picture was taken so close to their face that it also lets people see their natural pores, eyebrow hairs, and of course, all the freckles. No filter happening here!
Bekah Martinez Is Embracing Her Leg Hair
Bekah Martinez made a name for herself in The Bachelor universe but continued making headlines for her choice to embrace her natural body hair.
She began embracing her natural hair growth not long after her rise to fame on The Bachelor and has since become a bit of an advocate for women owning their body hair.
Bekah Martinez (Again Because She’s Flaunting It)
In 2019 Martinez shared that “I went to a red carpet event without shaving my legs!”
She further admits, “I stopped shaving my legs and armpits about a year ago as a practice of self-love. I grew up HATING the hair on my body.” Not anymore!
The Resemblance Is Uncanny
Isla Fisher knows that taking yourself too seriously is a dangerous trap to fall into.
She’s not playing the usual social media game of good angles and perfect selfies, but instead, making fun of herself in the best way possible.
Nothing Better Than Sweat Pants At Home
Some celebrities want us to think that they live in designer clothing 24/7 and parade around the world.
Rebel Wilson, on the other hand, uploaded this picture with the caption “I’m most comfy at home in sweats.” So are we, Rebel, so are we.
Amy Shumer Shares A Hospital Selfie
Amy Shumer is never shy about discussing the realities of being a mother who had a complicated pregnancy journey.
She shared this personal photo from a hospital bathroom during an appointment to diagnose her endometriosis.
Will Smith Is Ready To Get Back In Shape
Quarantine hit everybody hard, including everyone’s favorite Fresh Prince turned action hero, Will Smith.
Smith uploaded this video to his Instagram while vowing to get in the best shape of his life.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Lourdes Leon, daughter to pop queen Madonna, has inherited her mom’s notoriety in certain ways.
One thing that always seems to always have people chatting is Lourdes’s choice not to shave her body hair. She is proud to flaunt her natural hair growth and doesn’t care what anyone thinks— it’s a wonder where she gets that from.
Dua Lips With A Fresh Faced Selfie
The usual smoke and mirrors of a snazzy celebrity Instagram selfie are nowhere to be found here.
Dua Lipa shared this up-close selfie from a low angle looking bored and fresh out of bed. We love to see a relatable pop star.
Winnie Harlow Doesn’t Let Her Vitiligo Define Her
Winnie Harlow is a Canadian supermodel who has shot to fame in the world of runway fashion.
She is a well-known advocate for dismantling beauty standards that previously kept people with her skin condition (vitiligo) excluded from the world of high fashion.
Car Delevigne’s Brows Mean Business
Cara Delevigne loves to challenge all sorts of standards.
She frequently uploads less-than-flattering photos of herself, perhaps like this makeup-free one, to remind people on social media not to take themselves, or their idols, too seriously.
Lil Nax X Rocking A Gown
Lil Nas X would smash apart every set-in-stone stereotype out there if he could.
He’s starting by doing things like rocking brilliant gowns on red carpets and embracing his sexuality in the public eye. Challenging gender norms and homosexual biases are basically his things now.