The “no filter” selfie is nothing new. Oprah Winfrey had done it many times during the Oprah WInfrey show days. Most recently, Vice Ganda had revealed his natural self, taking off his make up and other look-enhancing paraphernalia like hair extensions and contact lenses on national TV. The video soon became viral with a hashtag, #ProudToBeMe as an anti-bullying campaign. And I can see why it is interesting to people. They want to see that the celebrities they follow are normal people just like them.
The most recent celebrity to come out raw without filter is talk show host, and American’s Next Top Model host, Tyra Banks.
The host says:
“You know how people say #nofilter but you know there’s a freakin’ filter on their pic? Or maybe there’s a smidge of retouching going on but they’re lying and saying it’s all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me,” she shared, adding, “I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, ‘Naw, Ty. Show ’em the REAL you.’ So…here I am. Raw. And there YOU are…looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you’re thinking, ‘Whoa, she looks ROUGH.’ And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal.”
Congrats Tyra! Let yourself shine!