Even if you’re not a fan of the new 90210, it’s easy to be a fan of one of its starlets, AnnaLynne McCord, especially after this weekend. The stunning actress showed off her humanity–and her acne–in a makeup free Twitter photo.
AnnaLynne wrote, “I woke up this morning and decided I’m over Hollywood’s perfection requirement. To all my girls (and boys) who have ever been embarrassed by their skin! I salute you! I’m not perfect – and that’s okay with me!”
Honestly, seeing someone as gorgeous as AnnaLynne still struggling with breakouts makes us feel a little better about running to the store without putting on a ton of coverup. Chances are most people won’t even notice, and if they do? No one’s gonna judge you. Anyone who does is pretty shallow and lame and not anyone you’d want to hang with anyway, so who cares?
A lot of stars have spoken out against the body image standards that Hollywood and the media can present, and how girls can be pressured to be a certain size or have certain proportions, but this is one of the first times a starlet has come out against being required to have perfect, poreless, porcelain skin.
Obviously, the girl is human. When she hits a red carpet event, she wants to look her best and she’ll likely cover up those bad boys then–just like how a lot of you may not wear makeup to the gym, but will get glammed up for prom night.
Sure, a lot of celebs are photographed without makeup, but it’s usually in a few situations: paparazzi shots they don’t have control over or staged shoots where their flaws are likely Photo Shopped out later on anyway. AnnaLynne willingly showed that despite having access to lots of money and resources (you know she can afford a badass dermatologist!), celebs can still get zits just like the rest of us. They just have makeup artists and air brushers to hide them a little better than we can.
We salute you, AnnaLynne, for having the balls to not only call Hollywood out on its insane standards, but also to put yourself out there. Go, girl!
Do you struggle with acne? Do you cover up your zits or let ’em breathe? Do you think Hollywood’s beauty requirements are excessive, or do you think that they represent an ideal we should all strive for? Do you think AnnaLynne McCord was brave to tweet a makeup-free photo or that it’s no big deal? Tell us in the comments!