Okay, real talk. I'm hairless on my gams and thank God every day for it. For with all the other grooming areas to be concerned with, hairy legs are a beauty issue I'm blessed not to be worried about. So I feel for women who have to shave every day. Really, I do. But when photos of Mo'Nique at the Golden Globes appeared where she gladly showed off her hot steppas-topped off with a French pedicure-- full of hair, I gasped and did a double take! Is that hair fuzz I see in those photos? Yes, indeed. Why would she groom her face, her underarms, and her toes and not just shave those legs for such a special moment. It reminded me of Julia Roberts hairy reveal a few years ago. Julia, while walking the red carpet, raised her arm to wave at fans and at least three inches of underarm hair waved back. She said Benjamin Bratt, her boyfriend at the time, liked it.
Back then, saving the New York Post and Joan Rivers, there were limited opportunities for post-hair reveal commentary. For Mo'Nique, however, it was a different story. You Tube has seen over 30,000 views from folks who made video responses discussing her hairy legs, and comedian Jimmy Kimmel included it in his monologue, joking that she she was promoting a Chia Pet.
This isn't the first time she's shown those hairy legs, however. In 2006 Mo'Nique confessed to Barbara Walters while on 'The View' that her leg hair is "too much to shave and cut in the morning, and I want to show America what a real leg looks like." She further explained that she does shave under her arms because "it's a different type of hair that will make you smell."
Smooth legs on women have been heralded as the sexier choice by the opposite sex, while having hair on your legs, as well, not so much. And women go through great lengths to not show just how hairy they can get with monthly waxing appointments and high-priced laser hair removal procedures. So my question is if one goes through the trouble of shaving a mustache, shaving the underarms and waxing down there, shouldn't the same rule apply to your legs? And now that Mo'Nique has been nominated for an Oscar, should she go ahead and shave for the special occasion? BV Beauties, tell us what you think?
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