Hollywood's unrealistic beauty standards are no joke. It is a fantasy world and its illusions reinforce notions of beauty that can make you feel like you aren't good enough. But it's empowering to see female stars who refuse to fall victim to these absurd rules. Celebrities like Beyoncé, Dascha Polanco and Denise Bidot are just a few who have gotten real about the pressures they've experienced to look "perfect." They are all about body positivity, self-love, and embracing that they've got--curves, body hair and all!
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Social media has helped shatter the idea that perfection is conforming to Eurocentric standards of beauty. Regular people are using these platforms to make people who never saw themselves being represented in magazines, movies, and TV finally feel seen and accepted. There has been a cultural shift towards focusing on your own happiness regardless of what ignorant haters think.
The conversation about body positivity and self-love has become mainstream and celebrities are now more comfortable than ever before with speaking their truth sans filter. Here are a few of our favorite ladies who are defining their own beauty standards and not giving AF what society has to say about it!
--Additional reporting by Johanna Ferreira and Sugey Palomares.