There are a lot of beauty standards you might not think too much about unless you haven’t met them. Children and young adults always remember the things they’re teased about, what people comment on, and what they see on movie screens versus what they see in the mirror. Twitter user @hollyhopkins called attention to her own self-consciousness about her sculptural nose in a viral tweet.
“It’s okay if your nose looks like all the ‘before’ pictures,” she writes, referencing popular images of noses before nose jobs and after.
She continued, “I hated my nose sm much for the longest time and felt so insecure about it but i am learning to life my side profile even if it doesn’t look like the ‘ideal’ beauty standard.”
it’s okay if your nose looks like all the “before” pictures <3 i hated my nose sm much for the longest time and felt so insecure about it but i am learning to life my side profile even if it doesn’t look like the “ideal” beauty standard pic.twitter.com/3GFcIBCGxk
— holly (@hollyhopkins_) May 23, 2020
Personally, I think Holly has a gorgeous profile, as did a number of admirers:
this is beautiful!!!!
— holly (@hollyhopkins_) May 25, 2020
But her feelings about her nose weren’t unique. Lots of women and a few men started commenting that they’d also struggled with self-image issues after realizing their noses didn’t meet some societal ideal.
They started sharing pics of their own profiles, until the whole thread became a testament to all the beautiful, interesting, and larger than average noses out there. We’re all special snowflakes, in the best possible sense of the term.
I absolutely LOVE this thread and all the pictures <3
So much positivity and beautiful people!!! I used to feel insecure about my nose and side profile but I started to love it and feels really good 🙂 pic.twitter.com/FY26yoDh5O
— (@melowcotton) May 25, 2020
Irani Jew here. Iran is the number one country when it comes to nose job cases. It’s part of our culture at this point. I grew wanting a nose job my entire life. Now I make my living as a an online sex worker. Folks pay to look at this beautiful nose! pic.twitter.com/5dTYRsAaNc
— Arabelle Raphael (@ArabelleRaphael) May 25, 2020
I don’t know you but this came up on my timeline and your nose is BEAUTIFUL! Also snaps on the “before” picture nonsense pic.twitter.com/Amvr3xU8X7
— Lily Pickard (@lilpickard) May 23, 2020
My nose has been my biggest insecurity throughout my life. But now I’m starting to love it as well ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zDFuZj2wmd
— Irene Trepp Salinas (@LuciaIreneTrepp) May 24, 2020
Shared this last summer, and still ok with it on my profile ✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/vZqdcl7MFk
— bubbz (@kiamaffia) May 25, 2020
I got picked on for having a long nose by my ex. I used to only take pictures from an up angle (right) to make my nose look smaller (i still do it instinctively) but I’m starting to like her! pic.twitter.com/BTx6AakbbH
— C h l o b o (@chloeecoxx) May 25, 2020
I literally look at all these beautiful people and realize the only one who’s going to care the most is ourselves! This was the confidence I needed today pic.twitter.com/B6PAf4xDaF
— Kelso (@KelseyRyan77) May 25, 2020
rise up nose bump gangg pic.twitter.com/av3C9tXrxA
— cecily (@luna_stella11) May 25, 2020
Ok this is the scariest thing ever but I think everyone here looks amazing so here goes! pic.twitter.com/NyJJFKyJuw
— ABOLISH RENT (@TabithaMorning) May 26, 2020
I was so insecure about it after someone said in front of a group of people that I looked like a shark, but now I kinda like it ! pic.twitter.com/CIErTozxZu
— Thug Allan Poe (@BaelishGang) May 24, 2020