"It's fun getting old. It's relief," she shares.
With no holds barred, Pamela Anderson is sharing parts of herself that others struggle to reveal. The 55-year-old Baywatch star revealed a couple of images from her recent WWD shoot on Instagram. In the shots, she is completely bare-faced, giving followers a glimpse of her authentic self. "I'd rather show my freckles," the actress began her caption. She went on, "It's fun getting old. It's relief."
Anderson continued by stating her conviction that, at a certain age, all of us tend to look "younger and fresher" without makeup. Since being posted, Anderson's pictures have gotten a lot of praise, with many people praising her radiant appearance, per Good Morning America. "This is me, I'm happy with who I am right now," she wrote in her Instagram post. "It's a new world and I'm very grateful for all of the love," she shared.
Anderson explained on the WWD cover story that she feels "powerful" in her natural appearance. "I really feel powerful right now when everything’s very pared down. I like to see my freckles. I like when my hair isn’t done. I like just a really fresh face. I don’t like those injections, and that doesn’t work on me. I want to see what’s going to happen," she shared.
The actress's favorite look for herself is a look with "nothing on her face," she shares, adding, "I feel like now I can put on a beautiful silk blouse and some trousers and always a heel, and just with nothing on my face, and just let my hair dry after I get out of the shower and sleep on it." She elaborated, "That’s my favorite. That’s my look. And I feel like that is a power statement because I’m accepting myself a lot more these days, and it feels great."
For Anderson, ever since she's been telling her side of the story through her Netflix documentary Pamela: A Love Story, or baring it all in her book Love, Pamela, she feels like she wants to be more real. "My big accomplishment for me lately is just that I got to tell my stories from start to finish, and all the fear that goes into that, because you know you’re not going to make everybody happy, including the people that are closest to you. It’s always those hard things to say that are the things you need to say," she shared.
Being able to tell her own story herself, she feels powerful. She added, "I didn’t know if people were going to take it seriously, or just think it was ridiculous, or self-serving, or just another celebrity talking about herself. And I didn’t know how it was going to be accepted, so I was scared. But I thought it’s my Hail Mary. I’m just going to sort of do what I did where I landed in L.A., just roll off the cliff and see what happens. Sink or swim, fly, or whatever."
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