Pakistani starlets post bare-faced selfies for #WokeUpThisWay challenge

Published: July 12, 2018


Just a few days ago, supermodel Nadia Hussain took to Instagram to promote women empowerment. She did so by posting a photo of herself with zero makeup, hoping to create a healthy body image for her fans across Pakistan.

Inspired by American model Cindy Crawford, Nadia accompanied her picture with a hard-hitting caption. “Social media is a powerful tool where you’re in charge of what, when, where and how you want to present yourself to the world. And of course, everyone wants to present perfection – who doesn’t love a good filter?” she wrote.

@SamanthaMcMillin_Stylist nominated me to join the #WOKEUPTHISWAYchallenge — to help support the journey back to realness…and I accepted! No filter, no makeup, no hair product (except what was left from yesterday’s shoot—ha!). I now nominate @cturlington, @helenachristensen, and @gailelliottofficial. PLEASE READ BELOW ✨ • • • Repost @ashleypweston: Social media is a powerful tool where you’re in charge of WHAT/WHEN/WHERE/HOW you want to present yourself to the world. And of course we all want to present perfection – who doesn’t love a good filter?? But why do we think posting our authentic, real self is somehow not ❤️-able enough? It’s time to wake up. Your true YOU is !!! Today I stand here with @iamfashionlaine & @ladygaga’s @btwfoundation to support the #WokeUpThisWayChallenge & bring some realness back to social media. And now I’m asking YOU to be part of this challenge too and bring awareness and spread this much-needed conversation around the world. Let’s unite and do this altogether! . 1️⃣. Post a photo of yourself how you look when you wake up in the morning (no hair done, no makeup, no filter!!) with the hashtag #WokeUpThisWayChallenge and talk about how you’re spreading the message to bring realness back to social media . 2️⃣. Tag 3 (or more!) friends to challenge them next to post a morning photo . 3️⃣. If you aren't ready to share your unfiltered morning selfie, instead donate money to @ladygaga’s @btwfoundationwhich is committed to promoting the wellness of young people and inspiring them to create a kinder, braver world.

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“But why do we think that posting our authentic, real self is somehow not lovable enough? It’s time to wake up. Your true you is the bomb.”

Nadia then stated that she posted the picture in favour of the #WokeUpThisWayChallenge to bring some reality back to social media. The entrepreneur also requested other local celebrities to promote the cause and share their bare faces as well, nominating Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane and Ayesha Omar to take the challenge.

While the three leading ladies are yet to respond to Nadia’s request, other women from the showbiz industry have taken up the challenge. Sahiba Afzal, wife of actor Afzal Khan (known as Jan Rambo) was one of the first people to accept the challenge.

“Since no one accepted your dare, I decided to step in,” she said, posting a no-makeup picture of herself.

Humaima Malick’s sister Dua wasn’t one to shy away from the challenge either. The mother-of-two shared, “If there was a video challenge of how I woke up, you would have seen me waking up to the horn of the garbage collector, how I rush to tell my maid to hand over the trash to him and how I wake up to the noise of my kids asking for breakfast.”

The star confessed, “Yes, we all have acne scars, dark circles, blackheads, facial hair and what not. That’s life. We don’t want to sleep with Photoshop.”

While the big guns of the industry still haven’t taken up the challenge, Nadia’s efforts to highlight the true concept of beauty deserves applause. She has been in the industry for about 10 years and made her name amongst the top models of Pakistan. More power to you!

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  • Alina
    Jul 12, 2018 - 2:41PM

    They are much more beautiful without makeup. Natural can be imperfect but that is what makes it more beautiful. Recommend

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