It might be 2017 but body hair on women is still considered a dirty taboo by many. Over the course of our lives most of us will spend thousand of rand on getting rid of it, whether it’s shaving, waxing or lasering. There’s plenty of pressure to be silky smooth at all times.

Personally, I’m of the school of thought that if hair is growing from our bodies it’s because it’s meant to be there. That doesn’t stop me, however, from making sure that when I wear a sleeveless top I am at least somewhat shaved under my arms. I try to convince myself that it’s more for the benefit of others, rather than me (I’m thoughtful like that). But if I am being 100% honest, it’s because I’d rather forego the comments and stares.

Many women have taken to social media (and/or  are just walking around being gloriously hairy in the streets) in an effort to break the stigma around body hair. We still have a long way to go, but something that helps is that there are more and more celebrities who embracing their pubic hair.Here are six famous faces who embrace their hair, wherever it may be.

1.Ashley Graham

This model is not ashamed to sport a full bush. She claims that it should be the preference of the person and their partner and not something that is dictated by society. Amen!

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2.Amber Rose

She might not have much on her head, but Amber Rose makes up for it down below. One only needs to use *that* photo from a few months ago to prove it.

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Amber Rose / Rex Features

3.Cameron Diaz

In her recent book, this actress said that pubic hair is good as it makes it more private and concealed, making it more exciting for a partner to come and taker a closer look.

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Cameron Diaz / Rex Features

4.Bella Thorne

The former Disney star might be only be 19 years old, but she is already setting a great example for other young women by being so open about her pubic and leg hair.

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5.Tyra Banks

You’d think that someone who made a name for herself on the catwalk would be fastidious about hair removal. This is why we shouldn’t buy into stereotypes because Tyra keeps her legs au naturel.

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Tyra Banks / Rex Features

6.Miley Cyrus

Miley has never really been shy about body hair and proudly showing it off every chance she gets. You don’t dye your pits pink if you don’t want to make a statement!

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Miley Cyrus / Rex Features

 

Celebs might not be able to change the world, but they can help to pave the way for more women to feel comfortable with their bodies. We salute you, ladies!

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