Over the weekend, actress and beloved star of the USA network’s legal drama ‘Suits’, Meghan Markle got married to Prince Harry to the admiration of billions across the globe. While many loved what has been described as a simple make-up that was on Meghan, I can bet my last penny that a lot of us missed the essence of that appearance.
Meghan has spoken several times about being bi-racial and the freckles on her face. She has said a lot of people have asked her to cover up those tiny dots on her face with make-up—probably these people think they make her unattractive.
On her big day watched by the entire world, she decided to let her freckles shine—to show the beauty in being herself with as little make-up as possible.
Markle was marrying into the British Royal family. There was no question as to expense and she could have had the best make-up artist in the world to use some stylish tricks to hide what others might have decided to term as a blemish on her otherwise impeccable skin, but she did no such thing and instead presented herself as naturally as she could.
That’s what we call a confident woman!
Could you imagine any Ghanaian lady, let’s forget about our celebrities for a moment and talk about the so-called ‘common floor members, choosing to let a perceived flaw shine that bright on her big, expensive wedding day? The wedding that she has invited all her friends to come and join her in celebrating?
Hell would freeze over before that would happen.
Today, every woman on social media, especially those we call celebrities intentionally filter their photos, slam their faces with thick clay (called make-up) and throw out fake poses—all so they can present themselves as perfect beings, which they are not.
My own friend Juliet Ibrahim and that actress called Efia Odo, who I’m still yet to see in any worthy production, shared these photos on Instagram a few hours ago and all I can see is: two women trying to present themselves as perfect with eyebrows that are begging for attention and poses that are only common at the various KVIPs in Ghana.
What these desperate attentions seekers do not realize is that there’s nothing more appealing than being comfortable in your own skin. It shows others you are aware of who you are and still remain proud of yourself.
Better still it sets the perfect example for many impressionable young minds now growing up who see these unattainable standards set by these fake celebrities and wonder how they can also become that perfect.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a little polish to accentuate your features, but the level of make-up and airbrushing and filtering going into some of these pictures now border on the ridiculous.
Kwesi Nyantakyi was picked up by Police CID for ‘defrauding by false pretenses’ and I feel that’s exactly what is going on with these fake social media photos.
People will die because of social media in Ghana! The pressures to be perfect is crazy!