Hollywood is full of beautiful people. All the most famous actors and actresses we know look so perfect that it’s almost superhumen. It’s like they’re a step above us, mortal humans, and we can never achieve their level of beauty and poise. But do you know why this is the case? Because Hollywood has very high and, dare I say, harsh standards when it comes to looks. If you think it’s bad now, think about how bad it was say 50-60 years ago, when all the actors and actresses were white.
These days it’s starting to get better. People of color are getting to play big roles and people with more or less realistic body shapes are also getting parts in movies. However, those cases are few and far between. Just to emphasize how ridiculous the Hollywood standards are – take a look at this list of gorgeous celebs who were deemed “too ugly” for Hollywood at the start of their career. Thank god they didn’t take it close to heart and persevered.
1. Reese Witherspoon
When she first arrived at Hollywood, Reese was constantly told she wasn’t tall enough or beautiful enough at auditions. It might’ve broken someone else’s spirit, but not Reese’s. She was stubborn in her beliefs and just wouldn’t let comments like that bother her. She didn’t care about those opinions and kept going until she succeeded. Kinda like her character in Legally Blonde, right?
2. Kat Dennings
Kat Dennings was told she’s not pretty enough for Hollywood so many times it’s ridiculous. Various casting agents told her that to get a role she’s going to need a lot of work done. Kat was told her teeth need to fixed, and that she needs to get a tan because she’s just too pale for any role. Well look at her now, being a star of 2 Broke Girls and starring in 2 Thor movie, and many other films. Still as pale as ever and still as beautiful too.