Star's Unretouched Pic Reveals Startling Truth About Her Face (PHOTOS)

LordeYou don't have to be a big fan of Lorde's music to appreciate her latest move. It proves that in the world of celebrities, she quite possibly is one of a kind. The singer was so miffed about an airbrushed picture that was posted of herself during a stage performance, she posted another pic from the same event -- sans that perfect, retouched glow. The difference is startling. Take a look.

The 17-year-old's skin is far from perfect and that's a dose of reality we all should appreciate. Stars always look flawless for one reason -- airbrushing. No one is perfect, despite what the images in magazines and on websites constantly depict. It's just not possible for these women (and men) to walk around without one wrinkle, blemish, scar, or other so-called "unsightly" marks that you routinely find on regular human beings.

We love that Lorde boldly and openly called this out. She doesn't want her fans to have a fantasy land perception of who she is and what she looks like. I wish more stars were as comfortable with themselves and spoke out against the excessive retouching. And it's not just about clear complexions. Silhouettes are commonly slimmed, bat wings amazingly disappear, and skin tones are lightened. And those computer-generated images have become our ideal -- never mind the fact that not even the stars look that way.

Lorde has done a tremendous favor to her 1.3 million Twitter fans. And this isn't the first time. She posted photos of her face dotted with zit cream. She's got "flaws" and she's not afraid to show them. Why? Because she's a real person, not some edited product. She's not embarrassed of the way she looks -- even if she's not "perfect." That's an attitude we all should embrace.

Do you think more stars should rebel against the over-airbrushing or do you like seeing them flawless?


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Felip... FelipesMom

Awesome move, Lorde! thank you!

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cmjaz cmjaz

She really should wear less makeup. Makeup makes her look old.

kaffe... kaffedrikke

I think she's oddly.beautiful.

.anon... .anonymous

Good for her. The touch-up photo looks so odd. She's beautiful without all that editing, etc.

rfhsure rfhsure

I can't tell the difference.

badas... badaskmom

You really can't tell the difference? She has acne scars. Let's not hide that fact. I'm calling what the photo is and I think that is important. A lot of people out there have them and feel very down about it. She has them and it's someone that can make them feel better. Ya know?

kysma... kysmama08

That's awesome that she did that. I can't believe she's 17, I thought she was a lot older with all that make-up

pupuk... pupukeawahine

Janis Joplin was the same way, didn't pretend to be anyone other than who she was. Her "flaws made her beautiful, and her music was what mattered. She dressed outrageously and was herself. Her music is timeless. Lourde is naturally beautiful, more so than Janis. Both will be remembered for their music, as well as women of substance.

Freela Freela

Good for her.  I wish my celebs would be legit in this way.  I think it would be better for the self-esteem of a lot of women out there.  It didn't use to bother me when I was younger, but now that I'm inching towards my 40s I tend to see celebrities I know are older than me and beating myself up because their skin is so smooth, their arms/abs are so toned, etc.  I just keep reminding myself it's plastic surgery and photo shop!

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