Not all the scars we bear can be seen, but the ones on our bodies are often a permanent reminder of an ailment, accident or live experience. People have their own way of dealing with their scars, some are indifferent, some proud and some will go to lengths to cover them up. And while it's completely a matter of personal choice, why not take a cue from these celebrities and embrace our scars to be the very things that make us unique. From Princess Eugenie who shows her's off in a bid to start a conversation about Scoliosis, to Tahira Kashyap who uses hers to spread Best Cancer Awareness, here's a list of 10 celebrities who proudly show their scars to the world and look fabulous while doing so.
Top Chef host and model Padma Lakshmi shares that the scars on her body tell an important story. Each one serves as a reminder of a unique life event—from an intense car crash she survived as a teenager, to a freak accident cutting a potato on a sailboat, to the joyous birth of her daughter. Together, they tell the story of Lakshmi’s life, of the moments that challenged her body and mind, pushed her, and ultimately, gave her the strength she has today.
When people first noticed the three-inch scar just in from her hairline a decade ago, their assumption was that Kate Middleton had hair extensions. Of course, that was completely false, and Kensington Palace released a statement saying: "The scar is related to a childhood operation." We don't have much more information than that about the scar on the left-hand side of the Duchess' head, but she's worn her hair in styles where it's partially visible since.
In March 2018, Selena proudly showed her kidney transplant scar off in a swimsuit while relaxing on holiday in Australia. In a poignant Instagram caption shortly afterwards, she wrote: "The beauty myth- an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfil society's impossible definition of flawless beauty."
Lena Dunham has famously documented her experience with endometriosis, and the resulting impact it's had on her body. One of those repercussions is a series of scars from various operations she's had to undergo, but it's not left her feeling uncomfortable with the way she looks. In 2016, Lena posted a picture of her in a bikini in the Target changing rooms, and captioned it: "When the Target swimsuit does a bitch right, endo scars & all".
in March last year, Sonali Bendre took to Instagram to share a photograph revealing a 12-inch scar from her cancer surgery.
The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco regularly shows off the scar on her foot while walking the red carpet. 32-year-old Kaley sustained the surgical scar after a horse riding accident led to her crushing the bottom of her leg back in 2010. The incident was so severe, she could have lost her leg.
You might never have noticed the scar Tina Fey has on the left-hand side of her face, just under her mouth, but the story behind how it came about is shocking. When the comedy writer and actress was just 5 years old, she was playing out the front of her house when a stranger approached her and - out of nowhere - cut her with a knife. Though it makes her self-conscious on-screen, she does not shy away from talking about the incident.
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