Lola Kirke, actress in Amazon’s television series Mozart in the Jungle, graced the red carpet 2017 Golden Globes Awards. Kirke, 27, was elegant in a strapless princess gown with pop-out floral patterns. What really made her stand out, however, was the fact that she chose not to cover up her unshaven armpits.

Lola Kirke’s Hairy Armpits At Golden Globes

Kirke had said her hairy armpit style was crucial to staying true to her hippy character on Mozart in the Jungle. It was still a conscious choice, however, for her to bare her au naturel underarms.

In a world with societal pressures to look a certain way, flaunting unshaved armpits at an awards show was definitely the hallmark of making a statement. By refusing to conform to standard beauty conventions, Kirke sent the message that natural can also be beautiful. She later referred to this in an Instagram post, sarcastically thanking “all the beautiful people who didn’t send me death threats on account of my #awesome #hairyarmpits.”

Comments below her post were largely supportive, including “thank you for rocking natural body hair, you’re beautiful and it means a lot to have a lady in Hollywood challenge traditional standards” and “inspirational attitude.”

Kirke wasn’t the only actress to make a statement to women at the awards show. Evan Rachel Wood donned a chic suit and told reporters that while she adored dresses, she “wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew that they aren’t a requirement.”

Both women rocked their looks, and showed audiences that what mattered most wasn’t what you wore or what you trimmed, but your attitude and how you carried yourself.

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