There’s a bit of a trend for debunking clever angles, lighting and make-up on Instagram at the moment. And if its truly giving women a more realistic idea of what other people – even in the fashion industry – really look like away from the air-brushed pages of the monthly glossies, we’re all for it.
One such model who has been heaped with praise for sharing a candid photo of herself sans make-up with her acne on display is Starlie Smith.
Last seen walking for Dolce and Gabbana during fashion month, Smith captioned the image: “Also, WHO CARES IF YOU HAVE ACNE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL 💕 (A love note to myself & others struggling) #honest.”
Cue scores of followers getting in touch to thank her for being honest:
I’m so overwhelmed with happy tears in my eyes to see all the support for self love and acceptance ❤ I love you all
— Queen Starlie (@Queenstarlie) March 14, 2017
So whatever your skin looks like, make like Starlie and write yourself a love note. One day you might just believe it.
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