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Lorde, we are all on your team.

For the second time in a few weeks, this 17-year old has used the power of social media to send an important message to her young followers:

Be proud of who you are... flaws and all.

In February, Lorde posted a picture of herself in bed with acne cream, showing off her warts for millions of followers; and now she's called out a photo agency for trying to pretend as if the singer has a perfect complexion.

On Sunday, the Grammy winner shared two contrasting images of herself from her performance at Lollapalooza in Chile, one of which Photoshopped away her zits and the other of which put them on full display.

See the images in question below:

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Think Kim Kardashian is a fashion maven? Think she knows all there is to know about what looks best on other people, considering she has attached her name to countless beauty products?

Think again.

With her family being sued for allegedly stealing the name of their makeup line from businesswoman Lee Tillett, Kim was recently deposed by opposing counsel and forced to admit the following:

“I’m not really good at saying what I think would look good [on other people]."

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Dove has received universal acclaim for some recent advertisements.

There was this Real Beauty sketches spot and, of course, this reunion of a military man with his family.

But the company has finally struck out, at least as far as New Jersey residents are concerned.

Following a number of complaints on its Facebook page, Dove has pulled it Armpit of America billboard, which joked about the Garden State's nickname and read:

Armpit of America Ad

"Dear New Jersey, When People call you 'The Armpit of America,' take it as a compliment. Sincerely, Dove."

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The cover girl for the 50th annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has been revealed, and it's ... Barbie! Yes, the iconic, all-American doll made by Mattel!

Certainly a different choice than what we were expecting:

Barbie, whose tiny waist, endless legs, voluptuous curves and makeup have all sparked controversy of late, is flaunting her famous figure like never before.

Featured alongside supermodels like Christie Brinkley and Brooklyn Decker, Barbie is the cover girl for a campaign Sports Illustrated is calling "unapologetic."

It appears that the Barbie SI cover is not the actual cover, as it says "pomotional overwrap," but reports say it will thus be wrapped around many copies.

The magazine calls the plastic figure, "The doll that started it all."

Lisa McKnight, Mattel's senior vice president of marketing, adds:

"As a legend herself, and under constant criticism about her body and how she looks, posing ... gives Barbie and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are."

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Barbie's proportions are so unrealistic that if she were human she would not be able to walk upright.

That information comes from a PSA uploaded to Vimeo by Vianca Lugo that details the impossible body expectations toys are setting. 

The captivating video states, "If Barbie were a real woman, she's have to walk on all fours due to her proportions."

It goes on to say that the world-famous doll would be "7'2 and weight 101 pounds" and that she would die from "malnutrition."

It's no secret that Barbie isn't the best example of an attainable appearance. 

Last year, an artist did a rendering of Barbie with no makeup on, while another created a Barbie with the proportions of an average 19-year-old woman

Vianca Lugo's clip also reveals statistics about teenage steroid usage and diet prevalence. Watch it above and tell us what you think. 

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Whitney Thore, a blogger and radio producer, is out to prove that you can dance like a pro regardless of your size. It's an issue that's very personal to her.

Thorne was teaching at the Greensboro Dance Theatre by age 16, but quit dancing in college after she experienced inexplicable weight gain.

Unlike Rachel Frederickson, it wasn't just because Whitney let herself go.

"Unable to face my reflection, I failed out of dance class my first semester," Thore told The Huffington Post in an email, going on to explain what happened:

"By the time I had graduated college, been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, moved to Korea, and gained 200 pounds, I was finally able to dance socially."

Still, she "never dreamed I would take a class or perform publicly again."

But when Jared Pike, one of the hosts of the morning radio show Thore produces suggested that she make a "Fat Girl Dancing" video series, she agreed.

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Plus-size model Elly Mayday is baring her body in the name of helping other women embrace theirs. 

After enduring chemotherapy for a rare type of ovarian cancer, the Canadian pin-up is showing off her scars, bald head, and non-airbrushed figure for a Forever Yours lingerie campaign. 

The beautiful 25-year-old is sure to be an inspiration for women everywhere, especially those battling cancer. 

Elly Mayday Post-Chemo Lingerie Ad

Elly was diagnosed with serous carcinoma in 2013 and is planning for the removal of one of her last tumors this week. 

Despite her battle with cancer, the self-dubbed "curvy Canadian" is continuing to model as she undergoes treatment. 

And it when comes to her lingerie campaign, she's keeping it real for a good cause. 

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A hilarious parody of Cosmopolitan and other women's magazines, entitled "Average Women's Magazine Cover," is making the online rounds, and for good reason.

Created in 2010 by writer and illustrator Brendan McGinley, it resurfaced this week on Twitter, and if you've ever seen a real Cosmo cover, you'll appreciate it.

Right down to the font, the spoof nails the publication's layout and its obsession with splashing SEX on the cover as many times as humanly possible.

The only difference? The fine print on this one is much more honest:

Average Women's Magazine Cover

Features all-caps, bold headlines like "Overanalyzing" and "The Shame & Guilt Issue," McGinley takes a funny, not subtle swipe at actual publications.

NAKED. It may not apply at all, but they're required to use that word.

Turning to Cosmopolitan for advice on sex, relationships, body image and women's health (mental and physical)? A dubious proposition at best.

From its awesome Christina Hendricks subheading to teasers like "Lose 30 lbs Fast, Chop Off Your Leg!", it'll make you think twice about such magazines.

Check out some amusingly similar, legitimate covers below:

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Former Jersey Shore star Snooki pulls no punches in her new book Baby Bumps about media coverage of celebrities who are pregnant and/or new parents.

  1. Yes, Snooki wrote a book and it's called that.
  2. She cites Kim Kardashian as an example.

Speaking about the coverage she received in 2012, she writes, "tabloid monitoring of how fast women lose the baby weight is practically a blood sport."

"Some women have been mocked cruelly for it," she adds.

Snooki on Christmas

“If you weren’t on the cover of In Touch Weekly in a bikini within two months of giving birth to talk about your salsa workout, you were a fat, lazy loser.”

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An Australian personal trainer was fed up with misleading "Before and After" pictures used to sell programs and pills, so she set out to prove a point.

And prove it she did. Inspired by a similar project by personal trainer Andrew Dixon, Mel V. decided to make her own transformation in under 15 minutes.

Yes, minutes. Because with improved posture, tanning lotion, black bathing suit bottoms and a few clever photo tricks, that's all it took to look like this:

Before and After Weight Loss Pics

"Check out my transformation! It took me 15 minutes," Mel wrote on Instagram.

"Wanna know my secret?" She added, and went on to explain them in detail.

"Well firstly I ditched the phonewallet (fwallet) cause that *** is lame, swapped my bather bottoms to black (cause they're a size bigger and black is slimming)."

Next, she "smothered on some fake tan, clipped in my hair extensions, stood up a bit taller, sucked in my guts, popped my hip, threw in a skinny arm."

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