Paris Jackson has been in the spotlight since basically the moment that she was born, so she's no stranger to red carpets or publicity. She's also not afraid to speak up for what she believes in. Over the years, she's been vocally criticizing society's rigid ideals of beauty and status, all the while encouraging others to love their bodies. For proof, just look to her recent interview with i-D.
"Beauty is not measured by numbers, or symmetry, or shapes, or sizes, or colours, or anything like that," she told the magazine. "Beauty, true beauty, should be measured by the soul, the character, integrity, intentions and mindset of a person, what comes out of their mouth. How they behave. Their heart."
And she's not just talking the talk. Earlier this week, Jackson joined the no-makeup movement—appearing on the red carpet without a hint of makeup. Spoiler alert: She looked stunning. Keep scrolling to see her makeup-less photo!
Here, Jackson's pictured on the red carpet at People's Ones to Watch party, which honors young talent across different industries. Without any makeup on at all, she wore her hair in casual, tousled curls.
Whether or not it was a conscious protest, we can't help but align it with Alicia Keys's decision to go makeup-free on the red carpet at the 2016 VMAs. Keys surprised and inspired everyone by sticking to what she wanted and felt most comfortable with, despite unwarranted criticism from the media. (Clearly, we're big fans, since we think makeup is a choice and absolutely not a necessity.)
If her past interviews are any indication, we wouldn't be surprised if Jackson shares that sentiment. Again in conversation with i-D, Jackson said, "I'm not symmetrical, I'm not a size zero, I eat hella burgers and endless amounts of pizza. I can't fit into a runway sample size of designer clothes, I have scars and stretch marks and acne and I have cellulite. I'm human. Not a dress-up doll. The idea that we all have to fit one idea of beauty is outrageous and ridiculous because 'perfection' is just an opinion." Is it just us, or is Paris Jackson wise beyond her 19 years?