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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.

 

 

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(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.

 

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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.

 

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Beauty, marked

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’.

 

 

 

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True colors

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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