Over the past few years, both the beauty and fashion industries have improved somewhat in its approach to representing women (and men) of different shapes, sizes, and colors — even on the runway. The situation is nowhere near perfect, of course, but it is better. Yet there’s still one thing that tends to get left out of the narrative, and it’s one of the most beauty maladies, from which no one is immune.
The runway isn’t the only place where Starlie has been forthcoming about her breakouts, and made her hundreds of thousands of fans feel better about their own struggles in the process. She shared the same sentiment on her Instagram more recently with a makeup-free photo, captioned, “WHO CARES IF YOU HAVE ACNE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.”
As an influencer, Starlie has a unique opportunity to teach her followers that having imperfect skin doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you — and she's doing it right.