The quest for that ever-elusive physical ‘perfection’ has today taken on such significance and gathered such momentum that slight physical deformities are magnified to unrealistic proportions. Celebrities are an epitome of this. If David Bowie had that fight today, he probably would have undergone surgery to make his eyes alike.
But let’s look at eleven celebrities who have all embraced their slight imperfections and spoken of them with humor and candor.
1. Harry Styles
Some time ago One Direction singer revealed he had four nipples on his chest. “I don’t look like a cow or anything,” he laughed it off. “I must have been a twin, but the other one went away and left its nipples behind.” Styles obviously doesn’t mind going bare chested – how cool is that?
2. Elizabeth Taylor
The legendary actress is known for the violet shade of her eyes. This condition is known as distichiasis and it causes eyelashes to grow within the eyelids. It can be the cause behind different irritations.
The singer is known for his pronounced facial scars that are the result of discoid lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease he suffered as a teenager. “I got really depressed about the scars at first, as you can understand. Now I really like them. If I could design something, I don’t think I could do it better” he told the Rolling Stone.
4. Gerard Butler
The Scottish actor has mismatched ears. According to him, one of them sticks out because of a surgery he underwent as a child to correct ear ringing. When he shaved his head for his role in Tomb Raider, Butler said one of his ears protruded so much that makeup artists “literally had to glue it back”.
5. Mila Kunis
The Ukraine-born actress also has two different colored eyes. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, she said that for years she had been blind in one eye due to chronic iris inflammation. As a result, Kunis’ eyes acquired different colors.
6. Denzel Washington
This actor’s right pinky finger is badly crooked. When he was a kid, Washington broke this finger playing basketball and never had it properly set. At the bottom knuckle the finger is bent a full 45 degrees outward!
7. Lily Allen
Allen has a third nipple under her left breast and she is not afraid to show it. The London-born singer showed it off on television is the Netherlands and even admitted it gets hard when she touches it.
8. Vince Vaughn
The actor lost the tip of his right thumb in a car accident when he was 17. He has joked that ever since, his thumb looks like a penis with a fingernail.
9. Padma Lakshmi
The Top Chef host was involved in a bad car accident when she was a teenager. It left her with a seven-inch scar on her right arm. Lakshmi said “I love it because it makes me a person who has an interesting past, and it reminds me that I can survive any pain”.
10. Andy Garcia
The Cuban star was born with a conjoined twin attached to his shoulder! The small mass was surgically removed when the Ocean’s Eleven actor was a toddler and he has said he has no memory of it whatsoever.
11. Jennifer Garner
When the actress wears open-toed shoes, her overlapping pinky is visible. This is due to a condition called brachymetatarsia, which makes one of the bones in the foot than the others, resulting in a shorter toe.