For some reason, men can be hairy, disheveled, and still be seen as attractive, even sexy. Yet, if women let a little armpit, lip, or even leg hair grow, they are seen as less than feminine and even unclean. Breanne Fahs, a professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University, published a study on the Psychology of Women Quarterly in 2013. Fahs asked female students to grow their armpit hair for extra credits.
What Fahs found was not just men but also women appalled at the notion of body hair. According to Fahs, this type of belief “highlights the invisibility of omnipresent sexism directed toward those who violate practices to ‘maintain’ the female body.”
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Although celebrities resort to all types of procedures like waxing and laser removal to look, some refuse to follow social norms and go au naturel instead.
1. Michelle Rodriguez
Rodriguez is not your typical Hollywood starlet and she proves it by going hairy during a dip in the ocean.
2. Scout Willis
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s offspring is not just looking chic in this selfie donning a lip ring, but she is also showing off her hairy pits.
Mo’Nique wasn’t afraid to lift her gown up and show off her unshaven legs during the red carpet walk at the Golden Globes Awards.
Mo’Nique spoke with Barbara Walters in 2010 about her hairy legs.
“I tried shaving one time, and it was so uncomfortable and painful. I said never again would I do that to myself,” she revealed.
She admitted her husband Sidney Hicks loved her legs au naturel.
“He loves the hairy legs,” she said. “And if Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go.”
4. Britney Spears
The former teen idol shed her perfect girl-next-door image in the mid-2000s and that included being cleanly shaven all the time.
Even if it’s an awards show, she is doing it her way.
Spears may have gone all out in her glittery designer dress and immaculate makeup, but she wanted to keep it real with her armpit hair.
Roberts attended the 1999 London premiere of “Notting Hill” with a glittery red dress and her hairy armpits.
6. Sophia Loren
Loren epitomizes the definition of a sexy and sensual woman. This is why letting her armpit hair at the height of her career took a lot of courage. This woman is fearless!
What would the executive producer and host of “America’s Next Top Model” tell her contestants about keeping a smooth, hairless face?
Beyoncé and her team love to sell the image of effortless and flawless perfection. It’s a good thing a paparazzo caught this image to highlight even she forgets to shave sometimes.
Cropped tops and low jeans were all the rave in the early 2000s which meant that if you didn’t shave or wax you were bound to have an embarrassing moment.