The typical American beauty ideal bans women from removing hair from their armpits and legs. Some individuals, on the other hand, choose to defy fashion by allowing hair to grow in these areas of their bodies. Lourdes Leon, Madonna’s daughter and a celebrity, defied the trend by refusing to shave her armpits in a series of Calvin Klein photographs that are now drawing substantial criticism from Americans and the beauty business.
Although the general public was shocked to see Lourdes Leon’s armpit hair in her Calvin Klein photos, it doesn’t seem to be hurting her modeling career. If anything, she is becoming more popular as a model now that she has posed for the Calvin Klein ads with her hairy pits on full display.
Calvin Klein and Palace collaborated to produce the provocative hairy pit advertisements, which showed Lourdes modeling the brand’s new line of undergarments and clothing. She proudly flashes her hairy armpits in a series of images in which she appears to be unashamedly growing her armpit hair in order to defy the American beauty standard that demands women shave their armpits and legs to appear like a lady.
Some people found Lourdes’s hairy armpits to be repulsive, while others saw it as empowering for women all over the world. One person wrote, “If anyone is bothered by unshaven armpits, don’t watch it. I’m always amused by the indignant voices of the incels.”
Lourdes recently griped about Instagram, calling it “not real.” In an interview, she said that social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok are “the biggest lie of all time. People create personas on Instagram that are nothing like who they are in person.”
She claimed that thousands of individuals use fake personas on their social media sites in order to attract followers and fans.
“The scariest thing to me because I’m the same everywhere,” Lourdes said.
Lourdes also said that Madonna raising her outside of the public eye helped preserve some of her sanity. She expressed gratitude to her mother for not parading her around in public like other celebrities often do with their children, including people like Beyonce and the Kardashians, who proudly share numerous photos and updates on their children for public consumption.
“I’ve been judged from a young age, but I think that privacy is the reason why I was able to keep my wits about me and not find myself in a mental asylum.”
This model is unafraid to break the societal norm in America that tells women they must shave their legs, armpits, and other parts of their bodies. Do you support her decision?
What are your thoughts on Lourdes’s photographs of her hairy armpits? Do you think they’re empowering or disgusting?