In a world where perfection is often the goal, there are some celebrities who embrace their so-called “imperfections” and proudly show them off to the world. Here are eight celebs who are proud of their imperfections and use them as a source of inspiration and confidence.
1. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks has been open about her insecurities regarding her forehead in the past, but in recent years she has embraced and even celebrated it. She has stated that her big forehead is a unique feature that sets her apart from others and that she now sees it as a part of her beauty. She even said that it’s thanks to her big forehead that she managed to have a career in high fashion because it made her look unique enough, if she had a normal forehead she would’ve looked too commercial.
2. Eddie Redmayne
Eddie definitely has some unique features, but it’s his freckles that make him stand out. Instead of trying to hide them, he embraces them. He also knows that since he’s pale and freckly he has to make sure to protect his skin from the sun. He’s pretty serious about SPF and has been known to wake up earlier on work days (when he knows they’ll be shooting in the sun) to put on thick spf cream that takes almost an hour to absorb into his skin. Now that’s dedication.
3. Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford has famously embraced her signature beauty mark above her lip, which has become an iconic feature of her look. She has stated that early on in her modeling career, she was advised to have it removed, but she refused because she believed it made her unique and memorable.
In interviews, Crawford has spoken about how her mole helped to set her apart in the modeling industry, which often values uniqueness and individuality. She has also stated that she believes everyone has a feature that makes them unique and that people should celebrate those features rather than try to change them.
4. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen has a modeling past, so she knows all about unrealistic beauty standards. These days she shares a lot of her imperfections on social media. She’s all about reminding people what normal bodies actually look like, including stretch marks, and bruises from bumping into kitchen cabinets, as you can see in the photo below. Chrissy shared this photo on Instagram and captioned it “Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!”.
5. Serena Williams
Serena Williams has been an advocate for body acceptance and positive body image throughout her career. She has spoken openly about her own struggles with body image and has encouraged others to love and accept themselves regardless of their shape or size.
She believes everyone has to be comfortable in their own skin. You have to love who you are and accept who you are because that’s the only way you’re going to be the best version of yourself.
She has also emphasized the importance of focusing on health and strength rather than trying to conform to society’s beauty standards.
6. Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill, the actor known for playing Superman and The Witcher, has partial heterochromia. He’s got blue eyes, but one of his eyes has a brown speck in it. He sometimes wears lenses for his roles, but in real life, he’s got no issue with the fact that his eyes aren’t perfectly blue. You can see that brown speck in his eye in all of his interviews and public appearances, which suggests that he’s not trying to hide it, and the lenses are purely for the role because the character he plays has a certain eye color.
7. Princess Eugenie
Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, has been open about the scar on her back, which she has had since childhood. The scar is the result of surgery she underwent at age 12 to correct scoliosis, a curvature of the spine.
In interviews, Princess Eugenie stated that she is proud of her scar and sees it as a symbol of her strength and resilience.
She even chose a wedding dress with an open back so that her scar would be visible because she hoped it would honor those who had helped her and inspire others with the same condition.
8. Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe has many unique features and he definitely doesn’t seem to stress about what’s conventionally beautiful, he just does his own thing and that makes him even more attractive. In one of his interviews, he was asked a rather rude question. The interviewer enquired about his teeth and whether he ever considered fixing them to which he confidently replied that those are HIS teeth and they look fine to him.