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Models Reveal Their Body Image Insecurities On Camera

Even ridiculously gorgeous people feel bad about their skin.

Seeing photos of gorgeous, thin models photoshopped into what we've deemed to be the image of "perfection" can make anyone feel inadequate. And models themselves aren't immune to society's unrealistic expectations of beauty.

In an ad campaign for D.EFECT clothing, 12 different models, who would meet anyone's standard of "model beautiful," open up about the parts of their bodies they wish they could change.

"Today will be the same as yesterday. Ads, media, movies, or even your friends will broadcast beauty," text at the beginning of the ad reads. "Most of it will be a better version of a person: enhanced, photoshopped, beautified. And this obsession with perfect looks will make you feel hopelessly insecure and miserable."

The models then reveal what they don't like about themselves, and it's just as nitpicky as any normal woman. One doesn't like her uneven shoulders, a second doesn't like her wrinkles, and a third doesn't like her hands. "My nose is so big, and I really don't like it," another says.

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Some were bullied for their appearances when they were younger, and called "giraffes" for their height or "bunny" for their front teeth. Other people tell them to fix their noses, skin, or teeth, but these "flaws" are what make them unique as models.

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Even the girls who we consider to be the reason why women constantly feel insecure about themselves can't stop listing their imperfections," the brand wrote on Facebook. "They do not feel like models in ads at all. Because no one does."

The ad is a natural fit for D.EFECT, which features designs inspired by errors and imperfections. And it's an inspiring message that reminds us we should celebrate the "flaws" that make us different, not beat ourselves up over them.


This article originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.