Yesterday Rihanna uploaded make-up free photos to her instagram, making her the 1000th celebrity recently to mupload “shocking” make-up free photos. Despite being bare-faced in the photos, she’s stillÂ completelyÂ recognizable. With or without make-up (and also in her case, with or without clothing), she’s still Rihanna. The woman who made the horrible mistake of sleeping over at Â Ashton Kutcher’s house on one lonely night.
While we’re not shocked by the fact she released these photos, we are shocked with how popular this is becoming among Â female celebs. Recently Jennifer Love Hewitt and Demi Lovato both uploaded make-up free photos. Two completely different types of stars, both thinking the same thought: normal folk want to see us looking normal.
Remember when accidentally leaking naked photos was all the rage in Hollywoodland? Â Every other celebrity was like, “whoops, I meant to text that to my boyfriend, not tweet it out to my one million followers. My bad. How do I look?” Then celebs like Heather Morris from Glee got in on the game and we realized that the whole thing felt stale. If B-list stars on B-list shows can get national coverage for nudity, it doesn’t really carry the same excitement it once did.
So now female celebs can mupload an innocent make-up free photo to their social media accounts, get tons of positive press for their bare-faced bravery and maybe even gain some new fans. It has all the perks of a nude photo leak, without any of the scandalous headlines.
It’s a win-win for fans and celebs alike. We get to see the “real” them and they get to keep their private parts private.