Amandla Stenberg keeps armpits unshaven on red carpet

Amandla Stenberg has defied convention by keeping her armpits unshaven on the red carpet.The actress looked stunning in a plunging black Valentino gown at the London premiere of her latest film, The Hate U Give, forgoing accessories and wearing her hai…

Amandla Stenberg has defied convention by keeping her armpits unshaven on the red carpet.

The actress looked stunning in a plunging black Valentino gown at the London premiere of her latest film, The Hate U Give, forgoing accessories and wearing her hair in a braided bob hairstyle.

Teaming the outfit with a sultry smokey eye and natural nude lip, Amandla drew attention to her hairy pits when she posted pictures from the event to her Instagram account on Sunday (21Oct18).

“#drama #armpit,” the 19-year-old captioned two images of herself from the night.

Though some Instagram users were not supportive of her decision, Amandla received plenty of her praise from her fan base, with many complimenting her look and decision to move away from traditional beauty norms.

“Love it when the young women of Hollywood aren’t afraid to be themselves and make a statement despite being in the limelight and constantly criticised and picked at…shows you’re above all the negativity,” one user commented.

The Valentino dress marked a new look for The Hunger Games star, who has previously sported eye-catching statement pieces, such as the red Calvin Klein oversized pantsuit she wore to the Met Gala in 2016, and the striped Thom Browne shirt and trouser combination she donned at the 2018 Black Girls Rock! ceremony in August.

In an interview with Glamour U.S., Amandla admitted it was hard not to love dressing up due to the career path she’d decided to take.

“(Fashion) is just an inherent part of my job. It’s something that I love,” she smiled, adding that she was adamant to stay true to her beliefs through her clothing. “I am learning how to integrate. I want to express myself as authentically as I can.”

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