You Are Absolutely, Positively Beautiful — and This Is Why
Got a beauty mark, a tooth gap, extra curves or even a scar? Flaunt ’em! When we step into our wholeness, what we once saw as body flaws are now alluring. These women are the proof!
Each of us sisters is a one-of-a-kind beauty. As we own our originality and glow that originates from within, let’s take inspiration from women who slay in their inimitable way.
(Don’t) mind the gap
So many Americans run to the orthodontist because of a tooth gap. But in several African countries a diastema (the medical term) is celebrated as a sign of beauty. Nigerian-American Orange Is the New Black costar Uzo Aduba (37) has a smile the camera loves.
A head of the curve
Back in the day, the supermodel with the famously prominent forehead wore long bangs and side-swept hairstyles to make it appear smaller. Now America’s Got Talent host Tyra Banks (44) is rightfully proud of her fivehead and sports swept-back styles to prove it.
To mask a facial scar you could try injections of filler, or laser treatments. But here’s another idea: Follow 47-year-old beauty Mary J. Blige’s lead by patting on some foundation and confidently keeping it movin’.
As long as you’re slathering on sunscreen to prevent skin damage, we’re all for ditching the concealer and letting your freckled beauty shine bright — just like model Nikia Phoenix, 38.
Read my hips
Got junk in the trunk? Take note of Claws star Niecy Nash’s (48) booty-boosting strategy and celebrate your bodacious behind by wearing form-fitting dresses that cling to every curve.
Making the cut If you’ve been hitting the gym hard, don’t let fear of appearing masculine deter you from showing off your hard-earned muscular definition. Away from center court, tennis dynamo and new mom Serena Williams (37) chooses bodycon dresses and flowing gowns that reveal her #BeastMode body as the work of art it is.
Editors' note: We dedicate this updated story to the late Cacsmy Brutus, the Haitian-American model who was a champion of inclusivity in fashion and an inspiration to fans who watched her stroll catwalks worldwide with a bling-embellished prosthetic leg after beating childhood cancer. Perhaps best known for walking the runway for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie brand, and originally featured in this 2018 story, Cax passed away on Dec. 16, 2019 in London at age 30. Rest in peace, power and beauty, Sis.