Lupita Nyong’o Doesn’t Want You Photoshopping Her

We’re no strangers to photo-editing apps. From red-eye removal to the blemish tool, we’ve admittedly tweaked our real selves—with limitations, of course, given our subpar editing skills. After all, we live in a world where perfection is virtually attainable on magazine covers and editorial spreads wherein celebrities have been mercilessly manipulated, some to the point of non-recognition. Fortunately, a number of A-listers are sharing their truth by not only calling out these unrealistic portrayals, but also posting the real, original, unfiltered versions of themselves. Here, the women who are not afraid to be themselves, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

Samantha McDonald