Kendall Jenner is a drop-dead gorgeous woman.
However at the end of the day, despite the spotlight on her family, regardless of the moneyed success that has come along with her super-model fame — when you take away all of the fancy trappings — she is also human.
Just like a regular person, Kendall Jenner has bad skin days. She has been fairly open about her acne struggles, and regardless of all the attributes that should make Jenner feel amazing about herself — like any normal human-being, her skin issues have severely impacted her self-esteem.
In 2015 she shared on her personal blog:
“Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it. It completely ruined my self esteem. I wouldn’t even look at people when I talked to them. I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face. Sure, I had crushes in high school, but I wouldn’t even think about looking at guys.”
Fast forward a few years.
It’s Sunday, January 7th, 2018.
Kendall Jenner arrived to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards ready to face the red carpet and the swarms of paparazzi swarming it; her gown, hair and makeup were all picture-perfect. Jenner stood proudly alongside her fellow Hollywood A-listers wearing a black Giambattista Valli Couture gown featuring a high-low ball-gown skirt, black Christian Louboutin sandals, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry that included black, gray and champagne diamond zig-zag earrings and a 10-carat gray diamond pinky-ring.
However, the one component of her look that she couldn’t completely control — her skin — was not cooperating as desired for such a big event. Despite this, Jenner showcased her maturity and growth, and did not let her complexion hold her back from confidently enjoying the event.
As one Twitter user pointed out, the reality star/supermodel appeared to be experiencing a few acne breakouts.
Jenner responded by confirming her pimples, and posting an encouraging message about positivist / confidence.
We love this mentality, and try to adhere to the same skin philosophy.
However, understanding the idea that acne should not be a source of shame, and actually standing up proudly in front the judgmental WORLD with broken-out skin, are two wildly different things. Jenner deserves a huge kudos for the bravery and grace required to do this.
Per numerous fans on social media, acne-sufferers, and people that love acne-sufferers, are tremendously grateful to Jenner for showing that life goes on with pimples, and you can be beautiful despite a break-out.
Per Jenner’s 2015 blog entry, acceptance of her skin-issues has been a journey improved with time.
“What I want everyone to understand is that it’s been a process: It wasn’t anything that happened overnight. But slowly, I’m working towards not caring, and I’m just in so much of a better place about it all now that I’m older.”
Ever the good, supportive and protective big-sister, Khloé Kardashian made sure to praise her younger sister’s look on Instagram.