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'Armpit hair selfies' trending in China

By Sowetan LIVE | 2014-08-07 13:32:46.0 | COMMENTS [ 14 ]

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Pictures of women showing off their unshaven armpits have been flooding China's Twitter-like social media platform, in response to a competition encouraging ladies to post their best "armpit hair selfies".

The page attracted 28.5 million views and thousands of picture submissions within five days.

According to shanghaiist.com the organizer of the competition, simply called "Girls not plucking their armpit hair", said that the online event was meant to promote a healthy attitude in women regarding societal perceptions of beauty.

This is not the first we've seen of women opting for the natural look. Remember Julia Roberts' famous hairy armpit at the premier of Notting Hill? Over the years more and more celebrities have decided to let it all grow out.

For some it may be a matter of forgetting to shave but for others its about making the statement that natural can also be beautiful and that we don't always have to conform to societies idea of beauty.

 

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MommaC

Dunno about the startled hedgehog under her arm but, that dingus in picture 6 has an impressive mustache!

2014-08-07 13:41:44.0 | 1 replies

TheRealMsKinks

I think it Nelly Furtado

2014-08-07 13:56:23.0 | 0 replies

TheRealMsKinks

It is about time that women are in control and stop bowing to societal pressure

2014-08-07 13:57:17.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

been there, done that, burned the bra .... bought a new razor, bought a new bra and became comfortable again :)

2014-08-07 14:59:47.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-07 15:08:27.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

I was k@k at the whole hippy, women's lib thing. I very much dislike feeling fluffy and my boobs are a health hazard if I have to run

2014-08-07 16:41:31.0 | 0 replies

Longos

The one on number 4 looks more like the stuff we get to see on unshaved p?nani

2014-08-07 15:08:57.0 | 0 replies

Kebatlawenafela

Number 4 is damn hairy but nice...down there it's even worse

2014-08-07 15:23:10.0 | 0 replies

Mulani

No. 2,3 & 5 Acceptable, No. 4 & 6 Aowa, ke a hana ke a latola!

2014-08-08 07:26:33.0 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

I don't know about armpits, I just love a woman with a chunk of hair down there. It's fun when you have to look for that clit during oral sex, lol.

2014-08-08 08:20:29.0 | 1 replies

Mr.Rise

Can we have pubic hair selfies, aseblief ladies.

2014-08-08 08:22:09.0 | 0 replies
2014-08-08 08:44:43.0 | 0 replies

kellykay230

Now this is pure madness they not even shaved geeez ai qha.

2014-08-08 09:48:27.0 | 1 replies

bhebeza

liyanuka ikhwapha e liqhwele ama shishiboya

2014-08-08 09:55:45.0 | 0 replies
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