You guys may know this story, but as I was watching Top Chef last night, I noticed for the first time the scar on Padma Lakshmi’s arm, and I got curious. A little research revealed she shattered her arm in a bad car accident when she was 14. In college, while Padma was studying in Spain, she began modeling, but they always covered the scar with sleeves and makeup until Helmut Newton made a point of displaying the beauty of her scar. From then on, photographers stopped covering the scar, and Padma stopped being self-conscious.
“I love my scar. It is so much a part of me. I’m not sure I would remove it even if a doctor could wave a magic wand and delete it from my arm. The scar has singled me out and made me who I am.”
Other celebrities with unique beauty marks:
Harrison Ford’s scar on his chin happened in a car accident. Ford lost control of his car while trying to put on his seat belt. The scar has become a part of a few of his films. The third Indiana Jones film had him cutting his chin with a whip as a child. In Working Girl, it was claimed that he had fainted and smashed his chin on the toilet while trying to pierce his ear as a teenager.
Catherine Zeta-Jones had a tracheotomy as an infant, but she doesn’t like to cover it. “I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t have this scar,” she commented in People.
Johnny Depp has a series of self-inflicted knife wounds on his arm to honor various rites of passage. “It was really just whatever – good times, bad times, it didn’t matter. There was no ceremony.”
Mary J. Blige keeps the scar on her left eye in pictures because “it’s such a part of who she is.”
I think it’s awesome that these celebs completely embrace their bodies. It’s the imperfections that add a little character.
Source: Lakshmi Films