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Thandie Newton takes a stand against facial hair stigma with provocative photo

Celebrities: They're just like us.


Nayomi Reghay


Posted on Feb 20, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 11:58 am CDT

While most celebrities flood their Instagram accounts with glamorous pre-awards show photos, actress Thandie Newton took a different approach. 

To demonstrate the grueling red carpet prep process, Newton posted the following pre-wax selfie on Instagram, before the premiere of her husband’s film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The twosome want to challenge “traditional definitions of attractiveness” by normalizing beauty taboos like frizzy hair and upper-lip fuzz. You can read more about their quest for a new beauty normal on their blog.

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*First Published: Feb 20, 2015, 3:34 pm CST