Let’s face it. We live in a society where unattainable body standards and photoshopped-to-death images are regularly peddled in front of young people. With that in mind, it’s refreshing to see these no-makeup selfies from Miss Universe contestants. The #ConfidentlyBeautiful hashtag has quickly been going viral on Twitter over the last few days. And we’re loving the positive message these girls are sending out.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 16, 2015
What’s the #ConfidentlyBeautiful hashtag all about?
The viral hashtag makes use of Miss Universe’s official motto ‘Confidently Beautiful’. It’s pretty much what it says on the tin. You should feel confident in your own skin – without feeling the need to plaster on a shedload of make-up.
This isn’t the first time that no-makeup selfies have taken social media by storm. Last year the hashtag #nomakeupselfie trend raised £8m for Cancer Research in just six days. Stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Zooey Deschanel were quick to jump on the trend, and it spread like wildfire.
So yeah, it’s not something that original. But it’s a positive message nonetheless. And who better to push it than the Miss Universe contestants? Women who make a living out of being beautiful, both on the inside and the outside.
Here are some of the best no-makeup selfies from the Miss Universe contestants:
Clarissa Molina, Miss Universe Dominican Republic, shows you don’t need makeup to look beautiful:
— Clarissa Molina (@ClaryMolinaRD) December 16, 2015
And here’s Monika Radulovic, Miss Universe Australia, posing up a storm in her dressing gown:
— Monika Radulovic (@Monika_Rad) December 16, 2015
Miss Universe Bahamas, Toria Nichole, shared an early-morning no-makeup selfie:
— Toria Nichole (@Toria_Nichole) December 16, 2015
Miss Universe South Africa posted not one but four no-makeup selfies from different angles.
— SA's 1st PRINCESS (@R_FiFi_M) December 16, 2015
And here’s Miss Universe Haiti, Lisa Drouillard. Looking fabulous and ready to rock at the Miss Universe preliminaries.
— Lisa Drouillard (@ItsmeLisaDee) December 16, 2015
Miss Universe Ecuador, Francesca Cipriani, also looked radiant in her selfie.
— Francesca Cipriani (@FrancesCipriani) December 16, 2015
This positive message is one we could seriously get behind. Spending time in the mornings shovelling on makeup really is the worst. Can we all just agree to forget the make-up and spend a bit longer in bed? Please?
What do you think of the Miss Universe contestants’ no-makeup selfies? Let us know in the comments below, or over on our Facebook page.