Pamela Anderson's heartbreaking reason behind makeup-free appearance

After appearing makeup-free at Paris Fashion Week, Pamela has been praised for starting a natural beauty revolution.

Pamela Anderson was recently celebrated for going fresh-faced and natural to the Paris Fashion Week, but she's revealed a tragic reason behind her decision to cease wearing makeup.

Fans and celebs alike applauded the star for not conforming the societal and beauty expectations with her makeup-free look, with Jamie Lee Curtis taking to Instagram to praise Pamela and deem her move as 'the natural beauty revolution'.

"Pamela Anderson in the middle of fashion week, with so many pressures and postures, and this woman showed up and claimed her seat at the table with nothing on her face," Jamie captioned the post. "I'm so impressed and floored by this act of courage and rebellion."

Pamela Anderson makeup free and Pamela Anderson in Baywatch
Pamela Anderson has been praised for embracing a more natural appearance: Photo: Getty/NBC

Now Pamela has revealed the sad reason behind her makeup-free look and it runs deeper than an act of rebellion.


The Baywatch star opened up to Elle about embracing her natural beauty while also explaining part of the reasoning behind her new look was the fact her longtime friend and makeup artist Alexis Vogel died in 2019.

"She was the best," Pamela said in the interview. "And since then, I just felt, without Alexis, it’s just better for me not to wear makeup.”

Despite the tragedy, Pamela has embraced her new look and deemed it as 'freeing and fun'.

"I did notice that there were all these people doing big makeup looks, and it’s just like me to go against the grain and do the opposite what everyone’s doing," she said.

“I think we all start looking a little funny when we get older. And I’m kind of laughing at myself when I look at the mirror. I go, ‘Wow, this is really...what’s happening to me?’ It’s a journey. I feel good," she said.

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