#1 NBA draft pick Anthony Davis' unibrow sets a good example for our children

What if your child had eyebrows like Frida Kahlo? Would you encourage him or her to keep them that way or keep a weekly appointment with the best brow specialist in town?

Anthony Davis, who is the top college player in the U.S. and is expected to be the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets, got taller, a deeper voice, and a patch of hair uniting his two brows when he was going through puberty and he has refused to get his unibrow removed!


I think that sends a powerful message to children who hate their freckles, red hair, or any feature that makes them unique. So many kids get ridiculed and feel conscious of what sets them apart physically that they begin to hate themselves.

You bet people noticed Davis' unibrow, made fun of it, and asked if he wanted to removed it. How can you not notice it? It's there every time he talks to you or is on TV.

But he's kept his unibrow and even embraced it. In an interview with ESPN, Davis tells the reporter that the unibrow makes him different. And when he was asked if the unibrow was his thing, Davis responded "Most definitely. I'm not going to change who I am. It's me."

Wow! What a great example of feeling secure and loving yourself!

Davis has even taken ownership of his look and filed for rights to the unibrow and phrases such as "raise the brow" and "fear the brow." That means he might even be banking off of this!

This might actually keep me from pestering my son from cutting his crazy hair to my liking. My brother once described it as a Russian hat, but my son wears it proudly. Maybe he can copyright that one day!

How do you deal with your child's unique yet embarrassing (to them) features? Would you encourage them to be proud of a mole, freckles, or any other thing that makes them physically stand out?

Image via Getty Images

Topics: body image  how to parent  on parenting