14 Real Women Re-Create That Sexy American Beauty Fantasy Scene
Looking in the mirror at your naked body, it's easy to zoom in on your insecurities like love handles and stretch marks. Here at POPSUGAR Beauty, we wholeheartedly support diversity in beauty. We love to feature ladies who are just like us (and our readers) — far from perfect yet beautifully flawed. So when we saw Carey Lynne Fruth's work of art, we immediately got behind it. The photographer captured 14 women of all shapes, sizes, hair colors, ethnicities, and ages for her "American Beauty" project. She proves there is beauty to be found in every roll and scar — each part of our naked bodies is what makes us authentic.
If you haven't already figured it out, the photo series was inspired by the 1999 film of the same name. In the movie, an older man (played by Kevin Spacey) conjures up his perfect woman — a white, blond teen with very few curves laying in a bed of roses. Fruth's real women mimic this shot by lounging in the buff on a blanket of lilacs. The images illustrate that there is no perfect mold when it comes to a woman's body. A size 2 is just as sensual as a size 22, and an 18-year-old can have the same sex appeal as a seasoned woman of 69. Keep reading to see all the photos that will leave you feeling more positive about your own body!