The #WOCMostBeautiful Hashtag Is A Necessary Reminder That Beauty Comes In Every Shade
Twitter is at it again: Flooding social media with captivating photos and GIFs of actors, models, and entertainers, the #WOCMostBeautiful hashtag is trending for a positive reason. The tag originated after People Magazine named Julia Roberts the 2017 World's Most Beautiful Woman. Yes, she looked beautiful — but her five-time spot on People's cover speaks to the lack of diversity in the magazine's honoree list. Although Halle Berry (2003), Jennifer Lopez (2011), Beyonce (2012) and Lupita Nyong'o (2014) have all landed the cover in the past, there's still a glaring lack of representation of women of color on the magazine's World's Most Beautiful issue cover.
Agreeing that the cover could include more WOC, people took to Twitter to express their frustration with Roberts' recent win. Explore the #WOCMostBeautiful hashtag and you'll find the most diverse group of Twitter-nominated candidates — and seeing them all under one hashtag is pretty inspiring.
All in favor of the queen bee of Empire, say I!
As the voice behind #girlboss Mulan, she's even a Disney Princess for crying out loud!
Priyanka Chopra is clearly the chosen one, because the Indian bombshell has a handful of "Most Beautiful" nominations.
Included in a roundup of Polynesian beauties worthy of the title, Fifth Harmony's Dinah Jane received some worthy praise.
Snaps for Gina Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican princess who's beauty is beyond alluring.
Homegirl can slay a pantsuit, and every hairstyle known to man, after all.
Because beauty not only comes in every shade, but every size, too!
Any of the drop dead gorgeous Queen Sugar cast members could have easily made the cut.
Yes, yes, and more yes!
The Twitterverse has spoken and the message is loud and clear: beauty standards shouldn't be homogenous, and WOC deserve more representation. Here's hoping the 2018 People World's Most Beautiful honoree represents a woman of color.