The Emotional Reason Pamela Anderson Went Makeup-Free at Paris Fashion Week

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Before Sofía Vergara, 51, posted her recent makeup-free selfie on Instagram, Pamela Anderson, 56, caught our eye (in the best way possible) when she was spotted out and about on multiple occasions with a bare face during this year’s Paris Fashion Week. Her natural look has garnered praise from fellow celebs and fans alike. But what exactly made the Baywatch alum decide to put down her makeup brush? It’s actually quite the emotional story.

Let’s rewind a bit. This past Saturday, September 30, Anderson attended the Vivienne Westwood Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 fashion show held in Paris, France. The Canadian-born actress stepped out in an oversized brown trench coat with a matching hat that was just as large in size. And, of course, she went makeup-free.

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Several days earlier, on Thursday, September 28, Anderson made a special appearance at the Isabel Marant runway show, where she sported a bright yellow dress, again with no makeup.

As we mentioned, the former Playboy model has been receiving praise from other celebrities and non-celebs, including a very vocal Jamie Lee Curtis in particular. A few days ago on Instagram, the Oscar Award-winning Curtis posted a slideshow filled with photos of Anderson taken from the Isabel Marant show.

The Halloween star, 64, gushed over Anderson’s no-makeup look in the caption, writing, “THE NATURAL BEAUTY REVOLUTION HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! @pamelaanderson in the middle of fashion week with so many pressures and postures, and and and, this woman showed up and claimed her seat at the table with nothing on her face. I am so impressed and floored by this act of courage and rebellion.”

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While we absolutely love and support Anderson’s no-makeup stance, the story behind why she has decided to embrace a natural look stems from a very heartfelt place.

Back in August, Anderson told Elle that the reason she stopped wearing makeup was because her makeup artist, Alexis Vogel, had passed away from breast cancer.

“She was the best,” Anderson revealed to the publication. “And since then, I just felt, without Alexis, it’s just better for me not to wear makeup.”

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...