Ashley Benson just used a shocking selfie to call out "LA girl" lips

Cassie Powney
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Photo credit: Steven Ferdman - Getty Images
Photo credit: Steven Ferdman - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

It's worth remembering that for all the celebs whose lips seem to get bigger and bigger (their choice, no judgement), there are plenty who endeavour to keep things au naturel.

And it's no surprise that Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson is among the A-listers striving for a more authentic future. She loves a hair transformation, going a gorgeous pumpkin spice colour towards the end of last year, and even joining the multiple celebs who tried out the pastel-pink trend during lockdown.

But apart from her genius lazy-girl smokey eye, Ashley keeps things pretty low-maintenance when it comes to her appearance.

She posted a no-makeup workout selfie recently, showing off her natural skin and scraped-back hair. And she's not the only celeb keeping things real on IG, with the likes of Jennifer Lopez sharing her real skin texture, and Victoria Beckham and Perrie Edwards both unveiling their natural freckles (stunning). Even attention-shy Billie showed off her real skin (pores 'n' all) in a TikTok video.

But Ashley's recent post is far from natural, and there's a reason why...

The actress posted a selfie using a filter that appears to mimic the effect of lip fillers, pouting into the camera with a shocked look on her face and captioning the post:

"Why does everybody look the same nowadays? Let’s be unique And true to ourselves. This is me using a filter lookin like a blowfish tryna fit in w all the LA girls now."

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Most followers got on board with the joke, commenting, "Looking 🔥 girl. So real. So you," and, "Babe who’s ur doctor I want his details." But one decided to play devil's advocate, calling Ashley out for shaming people for "finding ways to feel confident in themselves."

A fair point made by both sides, we'd say...

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