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Blake Lively: Celebrities create unrealistic beauty standards

Blake Lively: Celebrities create unrealistic beauty standards

Blake Lively thinks celebrities have helped to create "unrealistic beauty standards".

The 29-year-old actress believes the image celebrities present of themselves on the red carpet gives society a warped perception of reality, admitting it "takes a lot of effort and a lot of people" to look as glamorous as some stars do.

She shared: "We have really unrealistic beauty standards and beauty norms.

"What you're seeing on red carpets and in magazines takes a lot of effort and a lot of people. People don't understand that it's all very constructed. What little girls are seeing isn't what [these celebrities] look like when they wake up in the morning - even though it's no less beautiful."

The 'Shallows' actress - who shares a two-year-old daughter called James and a four-month-old daughter called Ines with her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds - admitted becoming a parent has changed her attitude towards the issue.

Blake said she is determined that her children are made aware of the difference between perception and reality.

The blonde beauty told Refinery29: "There's this awareness of what they're going to be exposed to and what they grow up seeing.

"For me, it's important for my daughters to know that it's not real life. They're seeing me dressed up in all this hair and make-up, but they also see me without that. I want them to see both sides, because there is never just one side."

Meanwhile, Ryan recently admitted that his eldest daughter James is "infatuated" with her younger sister.

The Hollywood hunk, who married Blake in 2012, said the best thing about fatherhood is seeing their close bond.

He shared: "Just seeing my older daughter be so infatuated with our younger daughter, who's four months old. Seeing her kiss her and hug her and hold her, it kinda crushed me. But would put anyone else to sleep."