Before a celebrity and her gown hit the red carpet, we know there's a certain amount of "work" that goes into the glitz and glamour. Still, it's not a side we typically see from Hollywood, except when stars like Mindy Kaling keep it real. She did just that while prepping for the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday night, snapping a pic to Instagram while posing in her dressing room in just a pair of nude Spanx and a bustier. Thank you, Mindy — we can relate.
Once dressed in her Salvador Perez custom gown, however, Mindy made a totally stunning arrival on the red carpet. Still, we appreciate the moment when she pulled back the curtain. Take a closer look at her "before" and "after" when you keep reading.