Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and no body part should be an exception. Yet noses are still picked upon over and over in the beauty industry. No wonder so many of us feel so insecure about it.
But 19-year-old Holly Hopkins got fed up with the so-called “ideal” beauty standards that promote polished side profiles. The truth is, they’re all too rare in real life. “It’s okay if your nose looks like all the 'before' pictures,” she stated in her now-viral tweet that got 169.4K likes. Many more people came forward celebrating their unique noses for what they truly are—totally charming, 100% natural and, and thanks to wise moms and dads, rhinoplasty-free.
Let’s take a look at these beautiful profiles down below that hopefully will serve as an inspiration to others who still secretly dread that one camera angle.
This woman tweeted her nose that "looks like before pictures" and it went viral
And it was not an easy thing to do
Bored Panda contacted Holly Hopkins, a British criminology student and author of the viral tweet, and asked her about the "nose positive" initiative.
Holly told us that most importantly, everyone has to tell ourselves we’re beautiful. “Even if you struggle doing that, we need to remember we don’t need to be considered ‘beautiful’ in order to be deserving of respect from society,” she said.
The 19-year-old is convinced that “no one analyses your features the way we do to ourselves,” and it’s us who are our own worst critics.
Holly, whose tweet went viral with 15.3K retweets and 169.4K likes, received so many messages from men and women. “Lots of people have thanked me for posting it, but I don’t think I’ve really done anything special.” But she feels grateful to anyone who’s taken the time to message her and everyone who has been kind to people posting their photos under her tweet. “It was so lovely to see so much positivity,” she said.
Unfortunately, Holly still believes that the "ideal" beauty standard exists. “We see it in Hollywood and in the media,” she says, but she thinks that “we’re doing a good job at breaking it down” even if there’s still a lot more we need to do.
Note: this post originally had 56 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.