Katherine Webb Goes Without Makeup For a 'Confident' Bare-Faced Selfie

02/12/2014 at 07:53 PM ET

Katherine Webb no makeupCourtesy Katherine Webb; Gregg DeGuire/Wireimage

You may best known Katherine Webb from her appearance at the the BCS Championship football game in 2013 (where an announcer’s comments about her looks went viral) or from her role as Miss Alabama — both of which required a truly impressive amount of makeup. But Webb is ready to show another side of herself: a more low-key, makeup-free side, as she posted on Instagram Wednesday.

“Feeling confident enough today to post this, finally. I have quite a few imperfections too!,” she wrote. But wait, there’s more: “Grew up feeling insecure and self-conscious about my skin and the white patches that cover half my body, but I don’t care what people think anymore. I just had to get really good at doing makeup 😜💋💄 ‘That’s why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.’ -Kevin Aucoin (celebrity makeup artist).”

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The star has made no secret of working hard for her looks, but now we know she’s naturally gorgeous too. And she joins a growing group of stars who have shared photos of themselves on social media while at their most intimate, from Cameron Diaz to Rihanna to Selena Gomez to (most recently) Bethenny Frankel.

What do you think of this makeup-free selfie trend? General thoughts?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Cosmetics
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notpetA on

She looks wayyyyyy better without makeup…younger.

shanna on


Katie on

Granted, that’s not a great pic of her in makeup, but she looks fantastic barefaced! I’m jealous of her beautiful complexion.

Lisa on

She’s got good skin, however, can’t these people still photoshop their pics? If that’s the case, I’m not impressed with any of them. She probably should tone down the face make-up. She kind of looks like a transvestite with it on.

Marie on

“She kind of looks like a transvestite with it on.”
Um, is your IQ lower than 5?

Tami on

MUCH BETTER. Fresher, younger. She packs on so much makeup that you can’t even see her natural beauty. She
should practice this look instead of the fake painted-on face!

Christine on

She should ditch the makeup every day.

CJ on

Just more evidence to show that most women don’t need a ton of war paint just to look beautiful…. :) :) Great looking lady…

tara on

omg. i am going to hide under my ugly rock now.

mrsmass on

Unrecognizable without makeup, which is good. She looks so much better without makeup.

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