9 Inspiring Celebs Who Aren’t Ashamed of Their Flaws

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In a time where the hashtag #thinspiration is popular among young women, it can be hard to have a positive body image. Movies and music videos show extremely skinny women with perfect hair and makeup, matched with expensive outfits and rock-hard abs. Bikini bodies are goals for young girls, wrinkle-free serums are advertised to anyone over the age of 25, and women around the world are bombarded with images of celebrities with figures that are nearly unattainable for the average person.

Although public awareness of the power (not to mention the popularity) of editing and Photoshop has increased, and the popular Dove Campaign for Real Beauty helped open our eyes to healthy body image, it can still be tricky to find a female celebrity who doesn’t make you want to watch your weight and change your appearance.

Luckily there are still a few celebrities left who embrace their flaws and try to offer a more healthy, normal, and attainable image for women to look up to. Old or young, these celebrities flaunt their flaws and show the world what real beauty means.

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

This royal role model has a large following of women old and young, who look up to her as a celebrity of sorts. Kate has faced flak from the media for her post-baby body. After giving birth to Prince George in 2013, Kate stepped out and showed off a natural figure after birth. Instead of flaunting rock hard abs just weeks after a baby, she showed what real women look like. Even with a little bit of her baby bump still left, Kate looked great and gave a different perspective on post-baby bodies.

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Tina Fey, Actress

Tina Fey has shared her body-positive views in her hit book Bossypants and addressed the unrealistic ideals of beauty. She also has a scar on her face that she embraces, even though many celebrities would opt to cover something like that. Tina is refreshingly real about the standards of beauty and how average women aren’t anything like what is seen on television.

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Karolina Kurkova, Model

Karolina has an almost-invisible belly button as a result of an umbilical hernia, but this supermodel didn’t let her body flaw stop her from rocking the runways. Instead of letting that keep her from pursuing her dreams, she embraces it on the catwalk and shows women everywhere that supermodels aren’t all perfect and plastic.

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Kirsten Dunst, Actress

Although as an actress she could easily afford dental surgery, Kirsten Dunst prefers to keep her natural smile and show off her teeth. She has referred to them as fangs, and sports her crooked teeth with pride.

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Demi Lovato, Singer and Actress

This teen started her career with Disney and had a tough time adapting to the spotlight. She has now recovered from addiction and has used her experience with drugs, cutting, bulimia, and alcohol abuse to create a platform to inspire young women with similar struggles. Demi embraces her body at every size, and has become an inspiration to young girls around the world.

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Christina Aguilera, Singer and Actress

This singer has been an inspiration to women of all shapes and sizes since way back in her Beautiful days. Christina has faced critics many times over her fluctuating weight and always comes back with body-positive comments. She’s been quoted many times talking about how her body and weight are nobody’s business but her own. She has confidence that overcomes any critics, and has embraced her post-baby body.

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Kiera Knightley, Actress

This British beauty has embraced her flaws and used them to her advantage. Her crooked teeth and small chest have allowed her to play roles in historical and old-fashioned films. Instead of adapting to the standards of Hollywood beauty, she has taken her physical traits and used them to score starring roles. For any women with a smaller chest or imperfect smile, Kiera is an inspiring role model.

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Melissa McCarthy, Actress

This actress is well-known for her comedic roles and loud characters, but her weight is focused on frequently in the media. Melissa revealed that she used to be slimmer and actually prefers her larger size. She’s a great role model to show young women that personality is what really matters and you don’t have to be a size 2 to make it in Hollywood.

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Tyra Banks, Model and TV Personality

Tyra Banks has graced the covers of magazines and walked runways with her supermodel body, but she has always acknowledged her flaws. Tyra often makes jokes about her forehead and has stood up to critics who commented on her fluctuating weight over the years. Instead of promoting an unrealistically thin ideal for young women, she has been vocal about supporting real beauty at any size.