10 Celebrities Who Refuse to Fix Their “Flaws”
10. Kelly Ripa, 41
Morning show host Kelly Ripa is definitely fit, but she's also the first to admit she's flat-chested: "I like to say I'm a 32A long...I've added the long because I've nursed three kids," she joked to Life & Style. But unlike other celebrities who've had plastic surgery, Ripa is happy to rock what she's naturally got, saying, "I would never have a boob job."
9. Jamie Lee Curtis, 53
There are few Hollywood beauties that let their naturally gray hair show, but actress Jamie Lee Curtis does it with style -- and sex appeal. When Marie Claire asked Curtis how people in Hollywood responded to her silver strands, she said, "Oh, I had people who were emphatic in their disapproval, insisting it would age me. Now they're all eating crow and saying how right I was to do it."
8. Tina Fey, 42
Tina Fey is vocal in her beliefs about, well, everything -- including beauty. "If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?" she wrote in her book Bossypants. She takes the mantra heart and has never tried to hide the scar she got when she was the victim of a knife attack, nor has she attempted to plump her lips or laser away other scars. "I would not trade any of these features ... I wouldn't trade the small thin-lipped mouth that makes me resemble my nephew. I wouldn't even trade the acne scar on my right cheek, because that recurring zit spent more time with me in college than any boy ever did," she wrote.
7. Kathie Lee Gifford, 58 & Hoda Kotb, 47
Most women don't wake up looking as good as Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb -- but then again the Today show hosts don't actually wake up looking like that either. The duo have always been up-front about what it takes to turn their natural beauty into TV-ready glamour, even going so far as to tape one of their shows wearing no makeup. "Most of it is just about feeling secure, [and] confidence is very sexy," Gifford said. "At a certain point, you can never compete with the girls that are in the Miss USA pageant. You just want to look your healthiest and your best."
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6. Mindy Kaling, 33
There aren't many television actresses who look like Mindy Kaling; not only is she Indian-American -- still a rarity in Hollywood -- but she refuses to diet down to the sample-size norm. In her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), she explained her reasoning like this: "Do I sometimes look at Gisele Bundchen and wonder how awesome life would be if I never had to wear Spanx? Duh, of course. That's kind of the point of Gisele Bundchen. ... But on the list of things I want to do in my lifetime, that's not near the top."
5. Kate Winslet, 36
Kate Winslet is the first to admit she doesn't actually look like the airbrushed version of herself she sometimes sees in magazines or on movie posters. "I look like the people that walk down the street. I don't have perfect boobs, I don't have zero cellulite," she recently told The Sun. And she gets annoyed when moviemakers try to smooth her wrinkles, she said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. "I have wrinkles here, which are very evident, and I will particularly say when I look at movie posters, 'You guys have airbrushed my forehead. Please can you change it back?'"
4. Ellen DeGeneres, 54
Ellen DeGeneres scored a CoverGirl contract and a gig as a JCPenney spokesperson without losing her style (suits and sneakers -- even on the red carpet) and resorting to Hollywood standards like sparkly dresses and high heels. As she wrote in her book Seriously...I'm Kidding, "Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are."
3. Helen Mirren, 66
Helen Mirren is the poster woman for aging gracefully and confidently. She shows off her non-model body in bikinis and has let her beautiful features age naturally. As she recently told TV Times magazine: "I don't want to be younger." It's a sentiment she also shared with Style.LifeGoesStrong.com: "I accept the absolute reality of what is happening to me as the years pass."
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2. Viola Davis, 46
When Viola Davis decided to forgo the wig she often wears and embrace her short afro at this year's Oscars, it made a statement to the world that she wouldn't let fame change her and she didn't feel she had to conform to a certain look. Talking about her natural look at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood event, she said, "I feel more powerful every day, more secure in who I am, and I've waited so long for that. ... It feels divine."
1. Ashley Judd, 44
When media outlets criticized Ashley Judd's "puffy" face this spring and speculated about her use of cosmetic fillers and recent weight gain, she didn't head to a weight-loss clinic or go under the knife. Instead, she took to TheDailyBeast.com to speak up on behalf of women everywhere: "This abnormal obsession with women's faces and bodies has become so normal that we ... have internalized patriarchy almost seamlessly," she wrote. "It doesn't actually matter if we are aging naturally, or resorting to surgical assistance. We experience brutal criticism. The dialogue is constructed so that our bodies are a source of speculation, ridicule, and invalidation.... The insanity has to stop."