How Celebs Are Embracing “Real Girl” Beauty

Though the weekly tabloids might insist that celebs are “just like us,” the constant stream of heavily edited, filtered photos on Instagram (showcasing A-listers going about their everyday lives still looking flawless), makes it pretty easy to feel otherwise. Often applauded for her “tell it like it is” approach to social media, model Chrissy Teigen continued to hit the web with unadulterated realness when she recently shared an up-close-and-personal photo showing stretch marks on her thighs. When asked about her reason for posting, she explained: “I mean, people are nip-tucking [their photos]. It’s gotten to the point where they’re not smoothing their skin anymore, they are actually changing the shape of their body…nobody can compare to that when you’re fixing yourself so much.” A refreshing stance on the smoke-and-mirrors world of social media, Chrissy’s post shows that even super-babes have flaws, and she isn’t the only one who’s not afraid to flaunt ’em. A crew of celebs have taken to their respective channels to show that they are indeed human, just like the rest of us. Here, some of our recent favorite (and fearless) snaps of celebs getting real.

"Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!" — @chrissyteigen

Chrissy Teigen's photo that started it all, (subtle) stretch marks and all.

"Acne-1.Decker-0." — @brooklynddecker

Brooklyn Decker confirms that even models suffer from pesky pimples—and get by with a little help from pore strips.

"That bruxism mouthguard life. #thegrindisreal" — @mindykaling

Mindy Kaling reveals that it takes work to get those pearly whites so pretty by way of a good old retainer.

"#forty" — @drewbarrymore

A double-whammy post displaying an unretouched beach photo and being forthcoming with her age, Drew proves that happy girls are indeed the prettiest ones.

">sleep" — @lordemusic

When you're an international pop sensation like Lorde, sometimes there's simply no time for makeup. The singer shared a fresh and real "woke up like this" selfie—no blatant duck face in sight.